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‘League of Legends’ union refuses to play 

In a historic moment for esports, ‘League of Legends’ pro players are walking out to demand Riot Games treats them better.


Steven Asarch

Internet Culture

Posted on May 30, 2023   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 5:31 pm CDT

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On Monday, professional League of Legends players in the North American League Championship Series (LCS) voted to walk out just ahead of their summer season beginning this Thursday.

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The vote—which was in response to a highly criticized recent rule change from developer Riot Games to no longer force franchised teams to field an amateur roster and allow younger players a shot at breaking into the scene—“overwhelmingly” passed according to a tweet from the LCS Players Association with widespread support from esports content creators.

Here’s what all gamers and creators should know about the news. …

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*First Published: May 30, 2023, 3:37 pm CDT
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