Riot Games have released their yearly statement highlighting the achievements and change the community was a part of in 2020.
2020 was by no means an easy year for the world, during the global pandemic the community really rallied together to support a greater cause.
Jeffery "Kushnood" Burrell, head of corporate responsibility at Riot Games, says he is left "awed, inspired, and hopeful" because of the impact the community has had.
Players raised over $14 million dollars for various nonprofit organizations through the Dawnbreaker Karma and Elderwood ornn skin campaigns, as well as, the Covid Support Bundle.
Riot Games 2020 Social Impact Year in Review
More than 7 million players voted to support 46 local nonprofit organizations during the Dawnbreaker Karma campaign.
Professional players worked with the Crisis Text Line and provided players free, confidential mental health advice and support.
Riot also invested $1,000,000 in minority-owned small businesses in order to create more opportunities for underrepresented groups, address biases and discrimination in the workforce, and support justice reform.
Riot Games continued to pay their staff full salaries despite working from home.
The power of gaming communities is strong. Even in the face of a global pandemic, the community is able to come together to support people in need and make the world a better place.
We can expect more initiatives like this through the remainder of 2021 as Riot continues to grow its social impact fund.
The full year in review can be found here.