On the 13th (KST), the developers of the world renowned online game, League of Legends, Riot Games, has won the ‘Social Contribution Excellence Award’ at the 2019 Korea Game Awards.
The 2019 Korea Game Awards, co-hosted by Sports Chosun and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and conducted by the Korea Association of Game Industry, chooses the games that have shined in 2019 and awards the personnel behind those games. The ‘Social Contribution Excellence Award’ is awarded to the companies that actively take part in social work.
Since 2012, Riot Games has been working to protect Korea’s cultural heritage through social work, and has been awarded for it this year. 2019 is the second year for Riot Games to be recognized for their social work, as they have been awarded once back in 2013.
Koo Ki-hyang of Riot Games, who received this year’s award, have stated, “We do what we do because it’s fun, and we believe that games are what defines the recreation culture. As our cultural heritage is the foundation of such culture, we will continue our social work to protect them, and this award goes out to our players that are protecting our heritage alongside us.”
Riot Games, ever since working closely together with the Cultural Heritage Administration in June, 2012, they’ve done a variety of work, some of which include making improvements on the direction boards of the cultural heritage, offering opportunities for young adults and gamers to experience the cultural heritage site, and helping preserve the royal artifacts of Korea. Also, from 2014, they’ve successfully retrieved 5 Korean artifacts, Because of their work, since 2014, RIot Games has been officially awarded by many different social organizations in Korea.
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