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.
The LCS has concluded its preliminary investigation into the alleged comments made by a member of the Echo Fox ownership group. Hate speech, threats, and bigotry have no place in the LCS. We have directed Echo Fox to take appropriate corrective action within 60 days. (1/2)— lolesports (@lolesports) May 15, 2019
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.