Riot Games Sued Over Discrimination

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Los Angeles-based videogame maker Riot Games has been sued by a number of current and former employees, over gender discrimination , alleging that the company has stifled the promotions and pay of female employees. riot games sexual harassment lawsuit legal videogame content hollywood employment

Esports One Wins Riot Games Brazil

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Santa Monica-based Esports One , which develops data and analytics software for the esports industry, said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Riot Games. Esports One said it will provide real time stats and data to Riot's League of Legends broadcasts in Brazil. esports riot games brazil videogame analytics analysis

Riot Games Facing Sexual Harassment Claims

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Los Angeles-based online game maker Riot Games is facing allegations of sexism and harassment at the company, according to a report this weekend from the LA Times. riot games sexual harassment lawsuit legal videogame content hollywoodThe allegations include that two employees who defended diversity initiatives were "targeted by online mobs and out of a job soon after."

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 7: Riot Games Sued

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Sexual harassment suit filed against Riot Games; SpaceX chosen for Kazakh rocket launch; HyreCar goes national

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 17: Riot Games Under Fire

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Edlio gets investment for school communications; Riot Games accused of gender bias; Jukin Media proves old content doesn’t expire

Riot Games Wins $10M In Lawsuit Against Software Maker

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Los Angeles-based online game maker Riot Games has won $10M in a lawsuit against software maker LeagueSharp , as well as a court ban on LeagueSharp's software tools. Riot Games had filed a lawsuit in August alleging that LeagueSharp's software violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and allowed players to cheat at League of Legends. riot games riotgames content software legal lawsuit cheat cheating leaguesharp

Riot Games: $160,000 Raised For Japan Relief

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , the online game developer, said today that its players have raised over $162,000 for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. riot games japan relief earthquake tsunami cross redcross charity help emergency

Riot Games Buys Radiant

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games has acquired videogame developer Radiant Entertainment , the two companies said today. Radiant Games had been working on its first title, Stonehearth, a town building simulation game played with friends. According to Radiant Entertainment, it will continue to work on Stonehearth, but will discontinue work on another title, Rising Thunder, and will instead start work on another game as part of Riot.

Riot Games Gets Big Win With American Express

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , the maker of the online videogame League of Legends, has scored a big win this week, with a new strategic partnership with American Express. riot games amex american express prepaid debit card content finance videogame mmorg Cash back?

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 19: Riot Games Inks Mastercard Deal

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Mastercard to sponsor “League of Legends;” Newegg customer information hacked; March Capital Partners raises $13.6 million for ioTium

Riot Games Raises $8M

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a developer of online video games, announced today that it has raised a new, $8M round of financing. Riot Games develops online games which are free to play, which use virtual items for monetizing those games.

Riot Games Snags Mohn For Board

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a venture backed developer of online games, said Wednesday that it has added Jarl Mohn to its board of directors. The company's first title is League of Legends, an online role-playing and strategy game.

Riot Games Announces First Online Game

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , a venture-backed developer of online video games, announced Tuesday that it is will be releasing its first title--a free, online, multiplayer game called League of Legends.

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

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Column Startups TC Los Angeles thrive market tradesy Snapchat The Honest Company Tinder mobcrush Riot Games wevr randy newman nextvr dollar shave clubIt wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon.

Singularity 6 Scores $2.5M

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Los Angeles-based Singularity 6 , a new game studio founded by Riot Games' veterans Aidan Karabaich and Anthony Leung, has raised $2.5M The firm did not announced what it is working on, only that it is creating "online games can deliver deeper, more meaningful experiences." The new game studio says it hopes its games can become "an experience that becomes a meaningful part of your life."

Silicon Beach Report June 20: BioSolar Expands to Spain

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phone rival emerges; Riot Games goes down underBioSolar expands to Spain; Sprint Corp.

Riot's League Of Legends Hits 11M Active Players

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , which develops online video games aimed at hard core gamers, said today that its title, League of Legends , has reached 11.5 million monthly active players, with over 30 million registered players on the game.

Silicon Beach Report Sept. 13: Singularity 6 Raises $2.5 Million

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Former Riot Games execs raise $2.5 million for Singularity 6; WeWork acquires Teem; Boring Co. lands approval for parking garage tunnel

PlayVS Announces ‘Season Zero’ Launch Date

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13 that Riot Games Inc.’s PlayVS Inc., the Santa Monica–headquartered high school e-sports league developer backed by Santa Monica-based Science Inc. announced Sept. s “League of Legends” will be the title played in the league’s first test season

NI0, Backed By $500K From Tech Investors, Gears Up For Launch

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Riot Games). Los Angeles-based NI0 , a new startup in the sports and nutrition vertical, is gearing up for launch, backed by $500,000 in seed funding from a number of tech investors. The startup is aiming at the athletic training and recovery market, with a new sports tape which incorporates supplements.

March Capital Backs Video Game Developer Wavedash Games

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Los Angeles-based venture investor March Capital Partners is the lead investor in video game developer Wavedash Games , which announced a $6M Series A funding round on Tuesday morning. According to Wavedash, the new funding will go to grow its team and complete the development of its game, Platform Fighter. The company's founders previously were at EA, TinyCo, and Riot Games. wavedash video game videogame venture capital content marchcp march

Super League Gaming Launches League Of Legends Tournaments

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Santa Monica-based Super League Gaming , the startup which takes over movie theaters and allows video gamers to participate in head-to-head competitions on the big screen, said it is launching a new League of Legends competition to movie theaters across the United States. The company said the new competitive City Champs and City Rec tournaments, which it is launching in partnership with Riot Games, will launch initially in Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas.

Understanding What’s Going on in #LATech

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Not just Tinder, Dollar Shave Club, Riot Games, CornerStone OnDemand and the companies you’ve heard of but there are large successes that are less well known but now very large startups businesses like Ring, Zip Recruiter, GumGum, Laurel & Wolf and too many other great companies to mention.

The Annenberg Foundation Seeks To Spur Philanthropy From LA's Tech Community

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The Foundation said it already has been organizing roundtables and dinners with executives from tech companies like Snap, Riot Games, Mitu, Omaze, Headspace, as well as local venture capital firms, to help engage them with the nonprofit company and help educate them on issues facing Los Angeles. The Annenberg Foundation is announcing a new effort this morning, to spur more philanthropic moves by LA's growing technology sector, called AnnenbergTech.

Nix Hydra Gets $5M For Video Games

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Los Angeles-based Nix Hydra , a startup video game development company led by Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky, said this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. Nix Hydra develops video games aimed at young women, including Egg Baby and Hot Guy Alarm Clock.

Battlefy Finds $1.3M

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in seed funding from Deep Fork Capital, William Morris Endeavor, former Riot Games Chairman Jarl Mohn, Dennis Phelps (IVP), Social Starts, BDC Ventures, and Keith Boesky. The company--now based in Vancouver, BC--helps organizers of professional video game tournaments and leagues. battlefy venture capital amplifyla amplify angeles accelerator videogame video game gaming

Gamzee Gets Seed Funding

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Los Angeles-based Gamzee , a developer of HTML5 and mobile/social games, announced Thursday that it has raised $1M in a seed round of funding. Gamzee is headed by Howard Marks , a co-founder of Activision and Acclaim Games, and former SVP at Disney Interactive Media Group.

Tongal Ramps Up Hiring

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Walsh was previously Director of Global Digital Marketing and Content at Hasbro; Gergis has previously served at The Reformation and Riot Games; and Reid led his own start-up film and television company, Dundee Entertainment, LLC.

The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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It is fitting that 2012 is the year that Snapchat really took off in Los Angeles and raised its first venture capital and began a five year ascent to becoming LA’s most recognizable startup company and largest IPO alongside LAs other great startup brands such as Riot Games and Tinder.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, January 26, 2013 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA.

Clinton Foy: Why We Bought Our Own E-Sports Team, the Immortals

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Clinton Foy: E-sports is, fundamentally, one of the biggest trends and one of the hottest areas in video games and the interactive space right now. Some of our game related investments have been Super Evil Mega Corp.,

Reflections on 2016: Michael Root, DogVacay

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Today's contribution is from Michael Root , the new CTO of DogVacay (www.dogvacay.com)--but longtime Los Angeles tech vet, having most recently been at Riot Games. CTO of DogVacay and was previous Director of Engineering of Riot Games. This holiday season, we are again sharing the reflections on 2016 from Southern California's technology ecosystem.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- Intro to the Los Angeles Startup Community. General Assembly. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA.

Intro to the LA Startup Community

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Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX and UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. Saturday, October 13, 2012 -- Intro to the LA Startup Community. Sam Teller, Managing Director, Launchpad LA. Join us after our Weekend Workshop for an intro to the LA startup community!

Why I’m Now Long NPR

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EVP of MTV, President of Liberty Digital and on the boards of CNET, Scripps, comScore, Riot Games and Rubicon Project to name a few. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a few brands & media properties that I truly love and for which I have huge loyalty. Virgin America.