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Most of the teams working on the next Riot games are being led by women and people of color. This much was revealed by Katie Chironis, senior game and narrative designer for Riot Games.
Considering Chironis’ tweets, the League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra studio seems to be taking a step in the right direction after all the turmoil from the alleged gender discrimination issues that resulted in a significant employee walkout.
Chironis started the tweet saying that this is a “small but neat thing,” and continuing by stating that “most of the teams producing the next slate of Riot games and media are led by women and people of color.” Riot Games recently revealed a handful of new games during the 10th anniversary of League of Legends, and Chironis observed that the company is really striving to be more inclusive.
However, Chironis knows that these are baby steps in an attempt to diversify the studio’s ranks: “Not gonna pretend the company doesn’t have a long way to go still,” she stated, “but this is progress, and progress like this isn’t always externally visible.”
In a subsequent tweet, Chironis thanks some of her co-workers for their “work to help teams access marginalized voices when making content.” She mentions the team working on the next League of Legends champion, Senna, and others who are working on the upcoming CCG Legends of Runeterra and the tactical shooter Project A.
During the 10th Anniversary Edition Riot Pls, the studio announced the next Riot games that will officially put the “S” in the developer’s brand. Project L is the fighting game featuring League of Legends champions and one of the worst-kept secrets in the industry; Project A is a competitive tactical FPS where Chironis’ husband Max Grossman is working as a game designer; and Wild Rift is League of Legends finally coming to mobile devices and consoles. These are just some of the projects, with a few more being in a very early development stages.
small but neat thing: most of the teams producing the next slate of Riot games & media are led by women & people of color. not gonna pretend the company doesn't have a long way to go still, but this is progress, and progress like this isn't always externally visible.
— Katie Chironis (@kchironis) October 16, 2019