Riot extends deadline for removal of Echo Fox shareholder following racist remarks

Esports organisation was instructed to oust shareholder two months ago or face "formal action" from LCS

Riot Games has granted Echo Fox seven extra days to oust shareholder Amit Raizada from its board following his racist remarks.

Back in April, founder Rick Fox said he would leave the esports organisation over Raizada's "outrageous and abhorrent display of pure racism."

Following the incident, the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) directed Echo Fox to take "corrective action" within 60 days, or it would take "formal action that may adversely impact the future of Echo Fox in the LCS."

While Fox later changed his stance, opting to stay and fight for Raizada's removal from the board, 60 days has passed there has been no movement.

With the deadline expiring this week, the official League of Legends esports Twitter account announced it was extending the deadline by seven days "based on our discussions with Echo Fox."

Raizada, who allegedly threatened Fox's family, was described by the former NBA champion as "socially deaf, blind, and dumb."

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