Riot Games says fixing studio culture is ‘top priority’ after extensive reports of workplace harassment

League of Legends developer Riot Games has responded to allegations of toxic workplace culture with an extensive apology this morning, a move that acknowledges the massive and vocal criticism from current and existing employees that erupted following an investigation from Kotaku earlier this month. The apology comes one day after former employee and software developer Barry Hawkins posted a personal blog post, one of many to emerge in the past three weeks, outlining why he left the company after attempting to address sexism at Riot.

The Kotaku report highlighted, in detail, how Riot co-founders, executives, and employees fostered a sexist workplace culture that kept women from leadership roles, pushed out talented developers and…

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