It’s the fourth year of celebrating LGBTQIA+ PRIDE with Riot Games and League Of Legends, and this event is to be one of the best yet.
Pride month is here, and so is League Of Legend’s 4th annual pride event. League of Legends accepts LGBTQIA+ players, whether pro or casual giving them an inclusive experience. During PRIDE month, Brazil will be hosting major esports events and tournaments featuring LGBTQIA+ community members, with the first LOL tournament being live streamed this month. VALORANT and Wild Rift tournaments will go live later this year, according to Riot Games.
“Rioters come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. We are dedicated to making sure Riot is a welcoming and inclusive place, for Rioters who are part of LGBTQIA+ communities. While this will always be an ongoing mission as we strive to be better, we are humbled to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in 2022.”
League of Legends (LOL) is one of the most influential games to hit the market. The Multi Online Player Battle Arena came out on PC on October 27, 2009, amassing a total player base of 175 million with an active player base of 125 million, according to, ActivePlayer, a company that tracks player numbers online. One of the most revered players in the Pro-LOL community is BIOFROST, from team Dignitas, who came out as gay with Doublelift showing his support, according to dexerto.com.
“We want all players to feel their identities are represented. No matter where you live, who you are, or who you love, we want to make sure you can see yourselves while you play. Our champions and agents have their own identities representative of our globally diverse player base,” stated Riot Games,” stated Riot Games.
This event has Twisted Fate-Graves emotes, two champions from LOL, one animated, the other base, and even a cute Rainbow Poro emote. According to Dot Esports, The PRIDE event has icons you can unlock no matter what you identify as:
- Prismatic Pengu Icon (General Pride/LGBTQIA+ Pride)
- Cotton Candy Pengu Icon (Trans Pride)
- Galactic Pengu Icon (Nonbinary Pride)
- Sunset Pengu Icon (Bisexual Pride)
- Twilight Pengu Icon (Asexual Pride)
- Primary Pengu Icon (Pansexual Pride)
- Sherbert Pengu Icon (Lesbian Pride)
- Mint Pengu Icon (Gay Pride)
Celebrating and accepting the LGBTQAI+ community is a must, but it can also be fun. League Of Legends PRIDE an event where everyone can have fun.
RIOT GAMES video link for League Of Legends Pride Event
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