From The Verge: “Riot Games announced Tuesday that it’s delaying the start of the summer season for competitive North American League of Legends after players recently voted “overwhelmingly” for a walkout. The League Championship Series (LCS) summer split was set to kick off on Thursday, but the start of the season is being pushed back by two weeks.”
Our members haven’t taken this action lightly. Responsibility for any inconvenience today lies squarely with management who have refused to engaged constructively with us on the substantive issues. Management has seen a massive increase in profit on the back of our members’ labour. Our members are young men and women who have trained hard, invested in their careers. They worked for free for many years before they signed on in the belief they would be rewarded and treated reasonably. Striking is our last option. We trust management will return to the negotiating table and not resort to AI scab labour.