Riot Donating 2014 LCS Fines to Charity
Riot games has been trying to improve its professional gaming scene by setting down rules that players must abide by in order to try and achieve this goal. Today Riot has announced the charity they will be donating the money they have collected over the past year, a total of $31,850, from players who have broken the rules.
According to a post from LoLesports, Riot will be donating $31,850 to The Trevor Project, which is a charity that is set on helping prevent suicide in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. From the post itself, Riot states that after looking at in-game reports, many people reported players who told other players to kill themselves or use of a derogatory word for gays, up to 165.84% more for the word and 225.65% for those who told others to kill themselves. “We’re a diverse community with many passions, and while we’re unable to contribute to all causes that we believe in, this isn’t the end for how Riot as a whole plans to support charities and non-profits. In fact it’s just the beginning.”
Whatever your feelings towards those with different sexual preferences, suicide should not be the answer and Riot is helping by donating to this cause.
If you want to read the full post for yourself you can do so by heading to this link here.