Riot’s LCS broadcast observes moment of silence for Black Lives Matter

5:47 PM ETArda OcalESPN Staff Writer FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintDuring both League of the Legends Championship Series broadcasts on Friday and Saturday, an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the death of George Floyd and as a show of support for Black Lives Matter. The LCS logo was seen in watermark on a black background with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter displayed underneath. On Friday, following the moment of the silence, LCS host Gabriella "LeTigress" Devia-Allen announced that until the LCS finals on Sept. 6, Riot will match a total of $100,000 in donations made by LCS owners, players and staff to the ACLU, the Innocence Project, the Center for Policing Equality and the NAACP. Read more: Pokemon Company announces $5 million in donations to nonprofit orgs | Activision Blizzard pledges millions to fight inequalityRiot Games had previously pledged $1 million through its Social Impact Fund. It was announced Friday that Riot Games will also donate $10 million toward game-related businesses led by founders who are underrepresented in the games community.

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