Riot Games Orders Echo Fox To Remove Shareholder Accused Of Racist Remarks
Abusive and racist remarks have absolutely no place in the League of Legends eSports scene. Echo Fox learns this the hard way when Amit Raizada, one of the team’s shareholders, was accused of using threatening and racist remarks in an email dispute with former Echo Fox CEO Jace Hall.
According to Polygon, the allegations prompted League of Legends Champion Series commissioner Chris Greeley to launch an investigation and Rick Fox to leave the eSports organization and sell his shares. “The LCS believes in creating a fair and inclusive environment for everyone and the alleged comments are contrary to our values and have no place in our league,” says Greeley. Rick Fox also shared the commissioner’s sentiments, “Racism is an anathema to what my personal brand strives for and tolerating any form of discrimination such as this is not acceptable.”
The preliminary investigations are now over and Riot Games has ordered Echo Fox to “take action by removing any individuals whose actions violate League rules and agreements” within 60 days or face “formal action that may adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS.”
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)
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