Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games


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Five months after we started reporting for this article, days after Riot apparently learned about it, the company added a “diversity and inclusion” page on its website that says, “We aggressively enforce a zero tolerance policy on discrimination, harassment, and general toxicity. To demonstrate she was a real, Riot-style gamer, she recalls wondering in desperation, “Should I just ask this guy to log onto my World of Warcraft profile?” Eventually, she was hired, despite hearing from a confidant later that her interviewer didn’t think she had the “grit” to work there. Avid players of MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arenas, a genre encompassing popular games including League of Legends and Dota 2 ) and first-person shooter fans are typically men. Anecdotalevidence suggests that women who play League of Legends have been regular targets of harassment, and data from Riot indicates that new players encountering toxic behavior are 320 percent less likely to return to the game. He continued on to say that many introverts at Riot have overcome the tendency to clam up in meetings and not provide feedback, adding, “The thing to guard against is when someone has the expectation that the world will bend to accommodate their unique situation to an unreasonable degree.”
6 days ago by sechilds
RT : "The ‘bros before hoes’ thing is so ingrained even though they claim to be a meritocracy.”

Yyyyyep. They always do.
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7 days ago by jasongregori
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends , Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard…
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7 days ago by skinnyj
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers.” Others had “too much ego.” Most weren’t “gamer enough.” A few were “too punchy,” or didn’t “challenge convention,” a motto you can find in Riot’s company manifesto and recruiting materials.
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Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends , Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard…
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11 days ago by Nomad93
RT : A real-world example of the problems with promoting the idea of "meritocracy" at your company
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12 days ago by antifuchs
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends , Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard…
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Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends , Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard…
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12 days ago by kohlmannj
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends , Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard…
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12 days ago by dwuziu
Throughout her three years at Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, Lacy made it her mission to hire a woman into a leadership role. Lacy had heard plenty of excuses for why her female job candidates weren’t Riot material. Some were “ladder climbers.” Others had “too much ego.” Most weren’t “gamer enough.” A few were “too punchy,” or didn’t “challenge convention,” a motto you can find in Riot’s company manifesto and recruiting materials.
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12 days ago by tekbuddha
League of Legends' bro culture extends inside the company
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12 days ago by nelson
From , a must-read story full of anecdotes painting the picture of a culture of sexism at Riot Games
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13 days ago by evanwalsh