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‘We don’t support that fiesta’ – Riot Games criticised over ridiculing Worlds 2021 play-ins stage in Pick ‘Ems game

Riot Games has come under fire from the esports community today for ‘disrespectful’ wording used in its League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) 2021 Pick ‘Ems game. The predictions game allows fans to predict which teams will win and lose at Worlds 2021, earning them points which ranks them in a global leaderboard. Tim Sevenhuysen, founder of LoL stats website Oracles Elixir and head of data science at fantasy esports platform Esports One, spotted the wording used in Riot’s Pick ‘Ems game. Continue reading ‘We don’t support that fiesta’ – Riot Games criticised over ridiculing Worlds 2021 play-ins stage in…

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Call of Duty star Cammy: “Whatever happens at Champs, I’m proud of my team”

Back in April, Cameron ‘Cammy’ McKilligan, a professional Call of Duty player from Scotland, was reprimanded by his organisation, Toronto Ultra, for writing the word ‘c**t’ in a tweet. To the surprise of British folks the world over, what to many Scotsmen and women is standard vernacular was taken to mean something far worse than was likely intended. “We’re building an inclusive culture,” Toronto Ultra said in a statement. “Our players and staff have the responsibility to meet those standards and live out the values of our organisation.” Cammy, the Scot, had to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ for using the word…

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So, It’s Been A Year, Huh

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the growing outbreak of covid-19 a pandemic. In the year since, over 120 million people have been infected by the virus worldwide, and 2.5 million people have died because of covid-19. Life has forever been changed. We wear masks. Avoid crowds. Businesses have shut down, and many won’t reopen. And while the vaccine has brought hope to a planet drowning in fear and anxiety, it can’t fix what’s already happened. Through all of this, video games still came out, and we still played them. At times, working for a website dedicated…