A saga mired in controversy, Echo Fox's departure from the LCS is anything but a clean break.
A year after Kotaku's investigation into rampant sexism at Riot, things are improving, but not all employees are happy about it.
Non-endemic esports sponsorships have been on the rise in 2019.
Esports is a key track in this year's GameDaily Connect. Chris Hopper, head of the North American league for Riot Games, will join us for a conversation about the future of esports, as well as what goes into managing and building a league.
Basketball player Rick Fox founded Echo Fox in 2015, and despite its enormous influence in the esports world, it's set to depart from the League of Legends Championship Series after allegations of racism from a shareholder.
Riot Games' popular online game is now blocked in these two countries at the request of the US government.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed an investigation enforcement action against the studio, but Riot claims it has been cooperating.
'Hate speech, threats, and bigotry have no place in the LCS,' Commissioner Chris Greeley said in a Twitter post.
After months of being plagued by lawsuits and bad press about its workplace culture, Riot Games has filed a motion to block employees' legal action against the company.
Will Smith invested in esports, Gen.G announced this week.