But Why Tho’s Kerri Guillette dives into the news of a partnership between Riot Games and Latinx in Gaming, a nonprofit (501c3) organization connecting Latines across the gaming industry worldwide, to create spaces to foster representation, community, and diversity within the games industry.
Both organizations joined forces to exceed the celebratory month with the partnership kicking off in September for the “Empowering others in our communities” Game Jam during the Amigos Unidos celebrations.
“With a goal set to make meaningful connections in marginalized communities and spark positive partnerships, the Game Jam crowned Llamalandia, a game where players helped a llama trying to return home and support its lost family in the Bolivian altiplano from developer JGM117.”
Riot Games supported Latinx in Gaming’s Hispanic Heritage Month as a main sponsor for UNIDOS online and its Esports panel where members from the Los Angeles and Mexico City Employee Resource Group examined the current esports scene.
“There are exciting things about working closely with Riot Games,” said Cristina Amaya, President and Co-Founder of LXIG. “Not only does it elevate the work that we’re doing to a wider audience, but it allows for us to work collaboratively with incredible Latine talent at Riot and hopefully help source more great talent for them going forwards. Riot Unidos is already off to a great start and we can’t wait to see how we can help build each other’s communities going forward through elevation, collaboration, and creativity.”
Check out But Why Tho’s full article here. For more information on Latinx in Gaming, please visit the official website, join the Discord community, follow @LatinosinGaming on Twitter, Twitch, and Facebook, as well as search for #LatinxinGaming on social media.