Riot first became aware that a group of employees were planning a walkout nearly two weeks ago, and chief diversity officer Angela Roseboro invited employees to address their concerns in a small group forum. It's not currently known what became of that discussion, but today's walkout is proof that, for many Rioters, the time for talking has long passed.
As the peaceful protest unfolds, many significant figures in the League of Legends community have gone public with their support. Casters Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain and Devin “PiraTechnics” Younge, as well as a few employees, have spoken out.
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The protest will be the first of its kind for Riot Games, and a large number of voices are coming out in solidarity. Employees are hoping for the walk out to incite significant changes within the company.
You can follow the walkout on Twitter using the #Riotwalkout hashtag.