Now, another, much bigger name in the gaming industry, shows humanity. Riot Games, creators of the League of Legends, yesterday donated $1.5 million to help mitigate the crisis created by coronavirus outbreak.
This was first shared by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who announced in a press conference that Riot donated "more than $800,000 to local nonprofits."
“On top of that financial contribution, Riot Games is working to secure critical personal equipment for LA’s hospitals, like much-needed masks to protect our front-line doctors and nurses,” Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said in a press conference.
Shortly after, Riot themselves clarified that the amount is actually quite bigger, $1.5 million total. Riot as a company donated $500,000, and its co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill are donating $500,000 each. From these funds, $200,000 goes to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, $400,000 will go to the Los Angeles Food Bank, and the remaining funds will go to various nonprofit organisations in Los Angeles area.