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Riot Games donate $ 1.5 million to fight coronavirus

Riot Games donate $ 1.5 million to fight coronavirus

As the Coronavirus pandemic hits the United States, Riot Games decided to donate $ 1.5 million to Los Angeles to help the city in its fight against the epidemic.

Riot Games donate $ 1.5 million to fight coronavirus

On March 24, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced at a press conference that Riot Games had donated $1.5 million to help the city fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

"We are blessed here in LA to have industries that not only fuel our city but our country and our world's economy. Gaming is one of those industries and one of the leaders in that space is Riot Games. They're based right here in our city, and today that company and its founders are donating more than $800,000 to local nonprofits including $ 200,000 to the Mayor's Fund to support whatever is needed for COVID-19 relief," Garcetti said.

COVID-19 Response Update from Mayor Garcetti, March 24

Join us for an update on the COVID-19 crisis, including our work to expand testing for high-risk Angelenos, ramp up enforcement for businesses under our Safer at Home order, and get more Angelenos involved with stopping the spread of this virus. Closed captioning available at Únase a nosotros para obtener una actualización sobre la crisis de COVID-19, incluyendo nuestro trabajo para incrementar pruebas para angelinos de alto riesgo, aumentar la ejecución de nuestra orden “Más Protegidos en Casa” para las empresas y involucrar a más angelinos para poder detener la propagación de este virus.

Publiée par Mayor Eric Garcetti sur Mardi 24 mars 2020

While the donation is evaluated to $1,500,000, the company only contributed to a third of this amount and was completed by co-founders Mark Merrill and Brandon Beck. A part of this donation was transferred to the LA Food Bank.

“Los Angeles has always been Riot's home and Angelenos are an irreplaceable part of our success. We're proud to be able to give back to our community in this difficult time, and as a global company, we will also continue to evaluate how we can help battle this crisis on a global scale," stated Riot Games.

Riot Games already proved their commitment to the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 by suspending the LEC and the LCS. While both leagues resumed last week, matches had to be played online to respect the current health measures.


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