A former female Riot Games employee described the company's "bro culture" as being like a fraternity, resulting in her leaving because of sexism,
Multiple reports to Kotaku detailed an alleged fraternity-like environment at the company, with Riot hiring employees that fit into a certain mold described as a "core gamer."
"Eighty percent of Riot employees are men, according to data Riot collected from employees’ driver’s licenses," according to Kotaku's report. Other accounts of male employees questioning the legitimacy of female candidates' gaming background were also alleged.
Riot Games disputed the claim, saying in a statement to Kotaku: "
The report is extensive and wide-ranging. Some former employees, according to the report, alleged the company shot down ideas coming from women and dismissed their legitimacy. Others detailed the way male employees spoke and referenced women in the company:
"One woman saw an e-mail thread about what it would be like to “penetrate her,” in which a colleague added that she’d be a good target to sleep with and not call again," the report read.
One woman told Kotaku she was asked “How big is your e-peen?” by an interviewer asking about her gaming habits.
Read the full Kotaku report here.