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Cybersmile Selected for New Riot Games ‘Impact Challenge’ Initiative

Submitted by: The Cybersmile Foundation

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Technology

Posted: Oct 11, 2016 – 08:00 AM EST

 

Riot Games have launched the ‘Impact Challenge’ initiative with a boost of one million dollars along with fundraising platform Omaze where they hope to raise more donations by offering people the chance to win an ultimate experience prize.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - The Cybersmile Foundation has been selected by Riot Games to be part of a new initiative called ‘Impact Challenge’. The project has been created to provide funding and support for four non-profit organizations addressing issues important to both the League of Legends community and the gaming industry as a whole. The chosen projects will cover subjects including tech learning, mental wellbeing and education/support for issues around online abuse and positive gaming experiences.

Riot has launched the Impact Challenge project today with a boost of one million dollars and will be using their resources to help the projects reach their full potential. They’ve also teamed up with the online charitable fundraising platform Omaze to help raise additional funds for the chosen causes. The campaign kicks off with a competition where entrants can win the ultimate experience – a VIP trip to the League of Legends All-Star Event in Barcelona, December 2016. 

“After scouting potential allies working in social impact, we found four non-profits who care deeply about the same issues Riot and players agree are important,” - Jeffrey Burrell, Riot Games.

The Cybersmile project is called “Cybersmile Checkpoint” – a place for gamers to learn about the issues of emotional awareness and positive gaming, as well as learn from trained support advisors for those who struggle with some of the more challenging aspects of online gaming.

“Riot has been doing incredible work to enhance gaming experiences for their own players and the gaming industry as a whole for a long time. This project reinforces their position as one of the leading game developers in the world when it comes to addressing player wellbeing and experiences. We are truly honored at being chosen for such an amazing project. To have the might of Riot Games and its incredible community behind us is both very humbling and exciting, we are very proud. This is a great day for gaming and a great day for The Cybersmile Foundation,” - Dan Raisbeck, Co Founder, The Cybersmile Foundation.

Riot Games is the developer of the online game League of Legends. With over 100 million monthly active players worldwide, League of Legends is among the most popular games played online. League of Legends is also one of the most watched esports in the world. Riot holds tournaments where the best teams around the globe fight it out in front of sold-out stadium crowds as well as being streamed live to tens of millions of gaming fanatics worldwide.

ABOUT THE CYBERSMILE FOUNDATION

The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award winning non-profit organization committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online. They work to promote diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community and encouraging people to realize their full potential. 

Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship, The Cybersmile Foundation reduces incidents of cyberbullying and provides professional help along with support services to children and adults.   

CONTACT 

Iain Alexander
+1 (650) 617-3474
pressoffice@cybersmile.org
https://www.cybersmile.org

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The Cybersmile Foundation is an international non profit organization registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in the U.S. and as a registered charity in the U.K. (No.1147576)

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