RIOT Donates LCS Fines to LGBTQ Organisation The Trevor Project

The RIOT team have donated the entirety of the League of Legends 2014 LCS fines to The Trevor Project. The figure is a whopping $31,850! I’m sure it will go a long way to helping people in need.

If you haven’t heard of The Trevor Project, in their own words;

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

I really like Riot’s reasoning behind choosing The Trevor Project and there are a few interesting statistics that show how people are reacting as a commnity towards hate speech in chat.

For all of us who gather together as a player community, we know how important pursuing a welcoming and harassment free online environment is. It’s important that we do everything we can to combat bullying wherever we find it. It’s one of the reasons why Riot is constantly striving to find new ways to support a positive player experience. It’s also one of the reasons the LoL community has reacted so strongly against in-game harassment by voting to punish those who make games unpleasant for others. We expect pro gamers to be the best possible examples of good sportsmen and to set a good example with their in-game behavior. Even though the majority of the fines didn’t come as a result of negative in-game behavior, it seemed only right that the fines should mirror our ongoing efforts to create a welcoming environment for all players inside and outside of the game, regardless of where or who they are.

Check out the full post here.