Despite what some on the internet might have you believe, the LCS rules are not in place solely to collect money from fines on Counter Logic Gaming.

Like with any other league, fines and other punishments are in place to attempt to dissuade others from breaking the rules. Riot Games is intent on having as much "respect, fairness, and competitive integrity" in their leagues as possible. With that said, it's no secret fines have been levied multiple times, but they're not to line Nick Allen's pockets. All $31,850 collected in 2014 has been donated to The Trevor Project, an organization which provides free, confidential and secure crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.

Whenever Riot has spoken about player behavior reform in League of Legends, the message has consistently been one of inclusion; making the game a safe place for everyone to play without having to fear what others might say to them. It is this ideal that led them to The Trevor Project, and it certainly does seem to be a fantastic fit for both sides. The charity aims to make the world a safer and more welcoming place for LGBTQ youth, while Riot is constantly striving to make League of Legends a safe and welcoming place for anyone who wishes to be a part of it.

Although it may not always feel like it, the player base of League overwhelmingly votes to report users who use homophobic language, or encourage suicide. Therefore, donating to an organization that works hard to fight against these sentiments is an excellent move.

Riot has also stated this is not the end of their philanthropic efforts; in fact, they call it only the beginning. Over the next few months, they'll be sharing more information on their developing charity approach.


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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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