Riot Games, which monitors one of the biggest games and esports in the world in the Legends League, is finally talking about how it will address concerns about a culture of sexism at its offices. Earlier this month, Kotaku reporter Cecilia D Anastasio published a thorough investigation that looked at how women are treated by the game development company. Now, Riot has published a blog post that excuses it without qualification and explains how it will solve this issue in the future.
The post controls many of the boxes you expect from a corporate statement. It has been "listening and learning," and fixing his culture is Riot's "top priority." But the studio also had details in addition to the platitudes. But it took you time to apologize for current and former employees and contractors, its fans, their future job candidates and its partners.
"We're sorry," reads Riot blog post. "We're sorry that Riot has not always been ̵
To date, Riot has published the" first steps "it takes to make improvements. Here's what Riot says it works:
- Extend the culture and diversity and inclusion initiative so that it affects all parts of the Riot work.
- Revise cultural definitions to review how Riot uses concepts such as "gamer" and "Meritocracy."
- Third-party evaluation to bring external skills to enhance Riot's culture.  An improved investigation process with a hotline where someone can blow a whistle anonymously and "nobody is holy."
- ] Training to expand the understanding of interference and sexism at work.
- Hiring more people to work idea within the diversity and inclusiveness team and the management team, including a chief staff and chief diversity officer.
"We take everything we learned from Rioters and leading experts in cultural change, and we begin to develop a plan of substance," reads the Riot post. "Rioters has told us that the steps we have taken so far are not enough and we agree. The problems we face are serious, and in order to make this change we must fully understand the root of the problems. This transformation must be the source of our future strength as a company. To get there, we must develop our culture while retaining the good things that we think make Riot special. "
As far as public statements are concerned, Riot continues to say many of the correct things. But for many people in the company and observing it from a distance, it must be exercised on these promises next time someone charges charges for sexism or gender discrimination. But to make it easier if you say the right things, so we can continue to see Riot and see if things get better for the employees.