Riot Games denies report of VALORANT teams partnering with gambling companies – A Turkish news outlet Esporkolik yesterday reported that VALORANT organizations may be allowed to partner with gambling companies in the future, which would represent a significant shift in policy. This news comes as a surprise since Riot Games, the developer of VALORANT, has previously stated that these types of partnerships are off-limits.
However, in response to this report, Riot has confirmed that teams will not be able to partner with gambling companies. It remains unclear why the Turkish news outlet reported this change in policy, and fans are left wondering if there will be any updates in the future regarding VALORANT’s policy on gambling sponsorships.
Riot Games denies report of VALORANT teams partnering with gambling companies
In response to the recent report by Esporkolik, a spokesperson for Riot Games has stated(a statement given to Dot Esports) that there has been no change in the current policy regarding approved team sponsor categories. However, Riot is open to evaluating all opportunities that can provide safe, secure, and meaningful experiences that support the growth of its esports ecosystem worldwide.
However, after the initial report, independent journalist Max Katz refuted the report, saying a Riot Games representative gave him a statement that said there have been no changes to their sponsorship categories.
Source: According to a Riot Representative, there have been no changes regarding their team sponsor categories. Riot “will continue to evaluate all opportunities that deliver safe, secure, and meaningful experiences that best support the growth of our esports ecosystem globally.”
— Max Katz (@purest) March 15, 2023
This statement suggests that Riot is committed to exploring new avenues for revenue while also ensuring that the safety and well-being of its players and fans remain a top priority. It remains to be seen if Riot will eventually revise its policy on gambling sponsorships in the future.
It remains to be seen if Riot will ultimately revise their policies on gambling sponsorships for VALORANT teams, but it’s clear that the safety and well-being of their players and fans remain a top priority. In the meantime, esports enthusiasts can continue to enjoy the exciting and competitive world of VALORANT, while keeping an eye out for any further updates from Riot Games.