Your Daily Nerd Thing: Tradechat reacts to another cinematic

Welcome to Your Daily Nerd Thing where every weekday we bring you a different nerdy thing we found on the internet. Today we are looking at another reaction video from youtuber Tradechat. However we need to talk to the video she is watching and the company who made it.

The cinematic is for the Odyssey in game event happening in League of Legends. League of Legends is produced by Riot Games. If you have been keep track of recent gaming news you will know that Riot is terrible. Kotaku did a report on Riot recently that explored how the company has fostered a toxic and misogynistic environment for years. And then after claiming they were going to make changes Riot fired employees who took a stand and talked about the toxic conditions. For me all of this was too much and I can’t bring myself t support the company by playing any of their games. I like League of Legends gameplay and I like its characters. But I don’t like them enough to support a company that actively works to make the world a more terrible place for women. I made that decision for myself but I can’t make it for others.

I can’t fault Tradechat for watching this cinematic and making a reaction video. She clearly loves some of these League of Legends characters far more than I ever did and if she wants to keep playing it for them she can. I may not be willing to give Riot even one page view but I will help Tradechat get more. And in a way by sharing her reaction video I feel like I am taking views away from Riot and that makes me glad.

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