During both LCS broadcasts on Friday and Saturday, an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence took place in remembrance of the death of George Floyd and as a show of support for Black Lives Matter.
The LCS logo was seen in watermark on a black background with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter displayed underneath.
On Friday, Riot announced they will match a total of $100,000 in donations made by LCS owners, players and staff to the ACLU, the Innocence Project, the Center for Policing Equality and the NAACP.
Riot Games had previously pledged $1 million through its Social Impact Fund. It was announced Friday that Riot Games will also donate $10 million toward game-related businesses led by founders who are underrepresented in the games community. Riot will also be establishing a partnership with Florida A&M University to support underrepresented software engineers as well as a $50,000 scholarship.
“We encourage everyone to continue educating themselves on institutional racism and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement,” Devia-Allen stated.
On Wednesday, Riot Games placed an executive, Ron Johnson, on leave after he shared an image on Facebook that downplayed Floyd’s death.
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