Riot Games has taken its first steps to support women in the video game space. The world-famous gaming organization announced a partnership with GGTEch and NUEL to launch Rising Stars, a new League of Legends tournament for women.
Riot explained that is part of its effort to “promote inclusion and opportunities in esports.” Each competing team is “required to be entirely composed of women” that are at least 16 years old.
This online tournament will be available to teams across Europe. Although, as pointed out by Eurogamer, the competition is “primarily geared toward participants from the UK, Ireland, and the Nordics.”
“Riot Games is committed to creating more opportunities for women gamers; Game Changers has been a huge success for VALORANT and will continue to expand into other games,” said Will Attwood, the competitive experiences manager of Riot Games. “Rising Stars, as a local, standalone tournament, is another example of the work that we and our partners can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the esports community. The fact that we’re also able to support students taking their first professional steps in the industry is the cherry on top.”
This event will take place on November 26th and 27th on the EUWest server. Interested participants must have a League of Legends account “in good standing” in order to battle it out for the prize pool worth over $3,560.
If you want to take part in the tournament, you must sign up before November 22nd. To learn more, click here.
(All information was provided by Eurogamer)
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