Developer and publisher of League of Legends, Riot Games officially announced that the company will donate $1M to the nonprofit organizations that help people affected by war in Ukraine. Riot Games also stated that the proceeds from battle pass sales for Valorant, LOR, TFT, and Wild Rift between March 5th and 12th will be donated to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
Reactions to Russia
In the last couple of days, many Esports teams and developer companies took radical steps against Russia’s aggressive attitude. ESL and BLAST banned Russian teams such as Gambit and Virtus Pro from the competitive CS: GO arena and let their players compete in the tournaments without representing their country. Electronic Arts removed all Russian teams, including National Team, from their games, and developers such as CD Projekt RED and 11-bit Studios donated all proceeds from their sales to relieve the impact of this terrifying war. Sony also delayed the launch of Gran Turismo 7 in Russia.
Riot Games have joined the list of companies protesting the ongoing invasion of Ukraine that affected the lives of thousands of people in the region. Besides Riot’s donation, the proceeds from new Bee skin sales for League of Legends will be added to the fundraiser. Those who want to contribute and are into Riot Games titles can purchase battle pass or new Bee skin.
$1M charity fund will be donated across three nonprofit organizations operating in affected areas. The official statement of Riot Games regarding the fundraiser is as follows:
”From March 5 to March 12 all proceeds from battle pass sales for VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and Wild Rift, as well as the new Bee skin line in League of Legends, will be donated to support humanitarian relief efforts in the region. In addition to the player supported fundraiser, Riot will be donating $1M across three humanitarian nonprofits:
- International Medical Corps
- Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders
- Polish Red Cross ”
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