Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, has announced a $100 million settlement in a gender discrimination case.

$80 million will go to female employees dating back to 2014, with $20 million for lawyers and to cover other costs.

Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, has announced a $100 million settlement in a gender discrimination case.

Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends, has agreed to pay $100 million to resolve a gender discrimination case. The original settlement amount was $10 million, but new attorneys were engaged and pushed for a far larger sum, which is now being paid. More than 2,000 former and present Riot female workers will get compensation cash. Genie Harrison, a women's rights attorney who fought on the workers' behalf, told The New York Times that the conditions of the settlement are fair and that she is glad to have worked on the case.

"I'm extremely delighted that we were able to reach an agreement that I believe is fair," she remarked.

The deal must still be approved by the Los Angeles Superior Court. If passed, it may send a message to California businesses that all industries must provide "fair pay and environments free of discrimination and harassment," according to Kevin Kish of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

More than 1,000 full-time workers and 1,300 contractors who worked at Riot as early as November 2014 will split $80 million, with $20 million set aside to pay legal bills and other charges, according to the New York Times. Riot Games will also invest in a diversity and inclusion program, which will include a third-party audit that will include an "examination of gender parity in employee compensation and job assignments."

"We feel this is the correct thing to do, for both the company and people whose experiences at Riot fell short of our standards and values," Riot Games stated in a statement.

Cecilia D'Anastasio of Kotaku published an investigation in August 2018 that includes multiple serious and dramatic allegations concerning Riot's "bro culture." Managers were claimed to have maintained lists where they graded women by appearance, according to the facts.

Tencent, the Chinese internet titan, owns Riot. Every year, the free-to-play MOBA is said to bring in billions of dollars in income.

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