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LoL - Russian K'Sante Cinematic Avoids His LGBTQ Identity

Published: 01:17, 16 October 2022
Updated: 01:18, 16 October 2022
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League of Legends - K'Sante's Cinematic had a different meaning in Russia
League of Legends - K'Sante's Cinematic had a different meaning in Russia

Inclusivity is something Riot Games have been working hard on in recent years, and K'Sante is another champion who will have players feel as if League is their home. Not in Russia, it seems, however.

K'Sante's voice actor, DeObia Oparei, revealed that K'Sante would be the first LGBTQ black Champion Warrior in League of Legends . It was something Riot Games have been hinting at, but has only now been confirmed.

Now, while the statement of K'Sante being the first black LGBTQ champion in the game is in question, as Rell is a biracial bisexual and, contrary to popular belief, still exists in the game, there are far more pressing matters to discuss instead.

In the official League of Legends K'Sante cinematic released in Russia, what the rest of the world knows now is his lover, is called his "friend" instead.

Well, the titles he is given are many and varied, such as a brother in arms, but the fact that remains that his actual relationship with K'Sante is deftly avoided.

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In addition, the comments on the video have been restricted as well. This is not the first time Riot Games have done this when it comes to LGBTQ representation in Russia.

Earlier they skipped translating the Twisted Fate and Graves story to Russian, which was written in celebration of Pride Month.

It goes to show that, despite all their fancy words, Riot Games are still a company and profits are prioritized over everything else. But the growing trend of appeasement is another matter entirely.

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