“League Of Legends” Dev donates $1M and Battle Pass sales to Ukraine Crisis.
Riot Games is the hugely popular MOBA League of Legends publisher and developer. They have pledged to donate battle passes from their games to aid Ukraine and the surrounding areas.
After seven years of conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas region, the current Russo–Ukrainian invasion began last week. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the invading “special military operations” with the intent of demilitarizing and “de-Nazifying” Ukraine. He claimed that his hand was forced by NATO’s expansion in the region and Ukraine’s desire to join the Western alliance.
According to the latest updates, Putin has put his country’s nuclear weapons on high alert because of the ongoing conflict. More than a million people fled Ukraine in search of safety. Tragically, both sides suffered heavy casualties, with around 20,000 people being wounded and 2,700 Ukrainian soldiers being captured. There have also been over 3,300 deaths.
Riot Games is joining the ranks of many companies that have responded to the tragic events in Eastern Europe. “The humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine is growing.” Riot Games made an announcement today. “We’ve heard from players all over the world that they want help. All proceeds from battle pass sales for Valorant and Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics, and Wild Rift will go to humanitarian relief efforts in the area. Riot Games will also donate $1 million to the International Medical Corps and Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders to support their work in the region.