Riot Games Acquires Hypixel Studios

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Riot Games acquires Canadian video game developer Hypixel Studios

Riot Games Buys Hypixel Studios

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , which publishes League of Legends, said on Thursday that it has acquired Hypixel Studios , the developer of Hytale , a block-based game which combines a Minecraft-like environment with roleplaying elements. Hypixel Studios was founded in 2018, and was angel backed, including investors from Riot Games. hytale hypixel studios league legends merger acquisition videogame minecraft video game

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Riot Games Creates New Publishing Label

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Riot Games announced the launch of Riot Forge, a third-party developer publishing label

Riot Games Settlement Is Challenged by State

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Five months after announcing a negotiated settlement in a sex discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit, Riot Games Inc. could be headed back to court

Riot Games Under DFEH Investigation

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California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing has launched an investigation into Sawtelle-based Riot Games for alleged gender bias and other discriminatory conduct

Riot Games Facing Investigation Over Gender Discrimination

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In more bad news for Los Angeles-based videogame maker Riot Games , the company is now facing an investigation by California officials , over its refusal to provide information on its pay practices. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed suit, demanding that Riot Games turn over employee pay data so that the agency can analyze whether the company is paying less to women than men.

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

Echo Fox Exits Riot Games Championship League

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Esports team owner Echo Fox has forfeited its role as a competitor in Riot Games Inc.’s s lucrative “League of Legends” League Championship Series after failing to sell the spot to another bidder

Riot Games Responds to DFEH Investigation

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West Los Angeles-based game developer Riot Games Inc. responded today to a June 12 announcement from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that it was opening an investigation into the company's management practices

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."

Riot Games Settles Class Action Over Sexist Culture Allegations

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games said on Thursday that it has settled a class action lawsuit, which had alleged that the company had a sexist corporate culture. The class action was related to the mass protest by more than 150 Riot Games employees in May, where employees alleged the sexist corporate culture and protested the forced arbitration on those employees. The allegations of a sexist culture at Riot first came to light from an article in Kotaku last year.

Silicon Beach Report July 3: Riot Games IBC Award Finalist

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EVConnect Backs Australian Charging Network; Riot Games Finalist for IBC Award; Faraday Future Employees Flee to Rivian

Riot Games Updates Company Values In Wake Of Harassment Scandal

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Los Angeles-based videogame maker Riot Games has updated its company values , in the wake of a number of lawsuits over discrimination and sexual harassment. riot games sexual harassment lawsuit legal videogame content hollywood employmentThe company--which had been accused of fostering a sexist culture at the company--apparently is hoping to transform the culture at the company. READ MORE>>.

Riot Games Creates College, High School Sports Body

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Los Angeles-based videogame publisher Riot Games has created a brand new organization to govern college esports, called the Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA). According to Riot Games, the new organization will be the governing body for Riot's college and high school esports activity. riot games high school sports esports governing videogame competition

Riot Games Acquired By Tencent

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games , the online videogame developer headed by Brandon Beck, said late Friday that Tencent Holdings has acquired a majority stake in the company. riot games merger acquisition videogame tencent holdings china content

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

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

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.

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 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?

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 Employees' Walk Out Over Forced Arbitration

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At least a hundred employees of Los Angeles-based videogame maker Riot Games staged a walkout and protest on Monday, over the company's aggressive use of forced arbitration to settle sexual harassment lawsuits at the company, ">demanding that the company end forced arbitration for all past, current, and future riot employees including contractors and also in current litigation. employment hollywood content videogame legal lawsuit harassment sexual games riot

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.

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

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 14: Riot Games COO Suspended

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Evacuation at Infinity Ward office; Parker releases shoreline app; Gelb suspended for two unpaid months

Pragma is a back-end toolkit for gaming companies, so game developers can focus on games

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These days, most of the games developed need to be social, multi-platform and extensible, but there are only a few developers with the expertise to bring those toolsets to the profusion of new games that crop up every year.

Silicon Beach Report Nov. 19: Riot Games’ Latest Venture is Books

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“League of Legends” comic book in production; Former Netflix veteran joins ServiceTitan; Virgin Orbit finishes critical flight test

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

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The company raised $46 million last year—its first year operating—with the vision that owning the infrastructure for competitions and expanding it to encompass other social elements of gaming can make it the largest gaming company in the world.

Riot Pays $10M To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

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Los Angeles-based videogame developer Riot Games has agreed to pay at least $10M to settle a gender discrimination, class action lawsuit, which had been filed in November of 2018. According to the LA Times, court documents show that there are approximately 1,000 women who worked for Riot since November of 2014 who are part of that class action lawsuit, who will be entitled to a payment from the $10M settlement.

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.

PlayVS Dials Up Riot Partnership

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Riot Games Inc. has become the exclusive organizer of PlayVS Inc.’s s high school “League of Legends” seasons and championships

Silicon Beach Report June 6: Google Funds Backstage Accelerator

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Bird considers acquiring Scoot; Needham joins Riot Games; Backstage Accelerator supported by Google

Silicon Beach Report May 20: Snap Hires New CFO, HR Leads

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Tetra Tech acquires WYG; Riot Games employees unsatisfied with walkout results; Snap finds new executives

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.

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."

Evil Geniuses Acquires LCS Slot from Echo Fox

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Seattle-based esports organization Evil Geniuses will purchase a slot in Riot Games’ “League of Legends” gaming series from Echo Fox

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.

Silicon Beach Report May 23: Boring Co. Contracted for Las Vegas Tunnel

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Riot Games creates gaming association; Simran Sethi vacates Netflix post; Boring Co. to build Las Vegas tunnel

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 13: Vyng Raises $4 Million

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Postmates bringing delivery robots to LA; Riot Games leads Hypixel investment; Vyng Series A totals $4 million

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

Rick Fox Sued by Echo Fox Partners

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One week after Riot Games Inc. kicked Echo Fox out of its "League of Legends" esports tournament, the company itself is looking to kick out its celebrity founding owner Rick Fox, saying he owes the other investors at least $2.5 million