As League of Legends enters its twelfth season and will begin in 2022, Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent published a blog post titled Call the shot: The next 5 years at Riot Games. In the blog post said, he laid out future plans for the company, while addressing the issue recent agreements the company has made with current and former women working at the studio.
At the beginning of the post, Nicolo revealed 5 main goals that Riot Games employees will work towards in the next 5 years. These goals include:
- Win our category: Maintain their place as the leader of the genre
- “Unleash the fandom” through games and events
- Cultivate creativity and innovation in Riot
- Expanding development studios globally
- Innovating their esports events viewing experience.
Going deeper into this section, Nicolo outlines some of the changes that are in the works, stating that “1) reframe the way we work, 2) continue to evolve our culture to focus on our goals, 3) acknowledge our past and start a chapter, 4) reward Rioters for sharing in Riot’s success, and 5) make sure everyone at Riot feels happy about where we’re going and committed to helping get there. ”
In this explanation of each of these improvements, the second and third seem to refer directly to past events at Riot and reports of sexism (some of which Nicolo was hit on Nicolo himself). Nicolo writes, “As the world and society become increasingly divided and companies everywhere struggle to maintain their identity and foster healthy partnerships, we think it is important to It’s more important than ever to refocus the rebels on our mission and our company’s reason for being.”
“We ask Rioters to commit to a Riot where everyone feels supported. Where ideas get helpful feedback, where strugglers raise tough questions in a way that fosters healthy dialogue, where we’re all learning and growing from different sides and where we’re constantly focused on the player. ”
Point three deals with addressing it directly and establishes an approach where previous issues at Riot are acknowledged and addressed as the company tries to move forward. “To be clear, we are not asking anyone to forget this chapter and move on. Conversely, the lessons we’ve learned together over the past few years will be an important part of Riot Games’ origin story. We will continue to teach a number of things as part of our ‘denewb’ orientation, and the lessons we will use to stay aligned on what is right for Rioters to make Riot the place to be. do the best work possible. “
The post further establishes Riot’s goal of becoming one of the best paying studios in the gaming industry and expands on their ‘avoid the line’ program, which previously allowed employees to quit within six hours. months after joining with part of their salary. on the way out. This expansion will make it possible for any member of staff to use the avoidance system for a limited time.
As it stands, this statement certainly sets a high standard for Riot in the years to come. Whether they can properly deliver on the goals set out in this section, especially those related to employee welfare, is something the industry will certainly have to pay attention to in the near future. .
For more context on mediation covered throughout this article, read our coverage of Riot Games’ gender discrimination lawsuit is here. In other Riot Games news, Valorant’s development director recently moved on to a mysterious new project at Riot.
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