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Echo Fox has 60 days to remove shareholder accused of racist abuse, warns Riot Games

Echo Fox has 60 days to remove shareholder accused of racist abuse, warns Riot Games

Riot Games has issued an ultimatum to esports team Echo Fox following accusations of racist abuse from a company shareholder.

Following the departure of co-founder Rick Fox over racist comments from an investor at parent company Vision Venture Partners, League of Legends developer Riot Games has stepped in.

Speaking via Twitter (below), League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) commissioner Chris Greeley revealed that the League has moved to ensure Echo Fox takes action against hateful conduct.

Greeley goes on to state that Echo Fox’ future within League of Legends esports may be on the line if it doesn’t comply.

“If Echo Fox does not take action by removing any individuals whose actions violate League rules and agreements within the required time period, the League will take formal action that may adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS,” said Greeley, in a follow-up tweet.

While it’s refreshing to see Riot esports take a hard line on such matters, the company is currently deep in its own controversy over fair treatment of workers.

Last week’s walkouts signalled the latest step in a long fight against the company’s reportedly hostile workplace culture.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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