Following a narrative printed by The Esports Observer Thursday, Riot Video games Brasil issued an announcement in regards to the controversy surrounding the Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi as a sponsor for 3 upcoming occasions, just one month after leaving Vivo Keyd (a corporation named after an Oi industrial competitor) out of the Brazilian League of Legends Championship (CBLoL) franchise.
“Riot Video games clarifies that organizations and leagues have full autonomy to shut partnerships and sponsorships, even when they’re rivals in the identical class. That is already a typical follow in varied segments of our present companions, similar to vitality drinks, computer systems, screens, and monetary companies,” Riot mentioned in an announcement to The Esports Observer. “Our mannequin already predicts that leagues and organizations can have sponsors from varied segments with out conflicts. The method of choosing organizations for the CBLoL franchise venture came about utterly independently, so there are not any industrial variations involving accomplice manufacturers and sponsors of the league or organizations collaborating within the championship.”
The timing of the brand new sponsorship announcement made among the Brazilian esports group surprise if it was by some means associated to the absence of Vivo Keyd, one of the conventional esports organizations within the nation, from the CBLoL franchise. Hypothesis on if the 2 occasions had been associated elevated after Vivo Keyd founder Eduardo Kim posted the information by TEO on Twitter with three “thumbs up” emoticons.