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Riot signs controversial sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia city project

UPDATE 30/07/20: In response to significant criticism from the League of Legends fan base and casters, the LEC has ended its controversial sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia city project Neom.

The news was announced via a statement from Alberto Guerrero, Riot’s director of esports for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“As a company and as a league, we know that it’s important to recognise when we make mistakes and quickly work to correct them,” Guerrero wrote. “After further reflection, while we remain steadfastly committed to all of our players and fans worldwide including those living in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the LEC has ended its partnership with Neom, effective immediately.

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UPDATE 30/07/20: In response to significant criticism from the League of Legends fan base and casters, the LEC has ended its controversial sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia city project Neom.

The news was announced via a statement from Alberto Guerrero, Riot’s director of esports for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“As a company and as a league, we know that it’s important to recognise when we make mistakes and quickly work to correct them,” Guerrero wrote. “After further reflection, while we remain steadfastly committed to all of our players and fans worldwide including those living in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, the LEC has ended its partnership with Neom, effective immediately.

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