Riot Games to establish global deals council and ethics committee. Following internal and external controversy, Riot Games will establish a global deals council and an ethics committee on a partnership that it had previously established with NEOM.
The establishment will come with a new internal deal tracker that will provide company-wide transparency for all business development and sponsorship deals occurring in Riot’s global operation.
The council will feature representatives from the Global Esports team, Riot’s social impact division Karma, and its legal and diversity and inclusion teams. The council will answer to Riot senior vice president Mark Sottosanti and head of corporate and business development Brian Cho.
“The intent is for all of us to have a voice to raise a flag and for that to be followed through on,” Riot president Dylan Jadeja told employees on the call. “That team, that department, will also be responsible for formalizing and reinforcing the deal evaluation framework.”
“We’re not going to comment on specifics of an internal conversation,” Riot spokesperson Joe Hixson said in a statement Thursday. “We’re in the process of reevaluating our internal processes to make sure nothing like this happens again.”