🎮 ‘League of Legends’ Union Refuses To Play


In a historic move, professional League of Legends players in the North American League Championship Series (LCS) are making their voices heard. Just days before its highly anticipated summer season kicks off this Thursday, these players voted to walk out.

The uproar stems from Riot Games’ decision to remove the requirement for teams to field amateur rosters. This change has raised concerns about the future of aspiring young players looking to break into the professional scene. 

The vote, which overwhelmingly passed, garnered widespread support from devoted fans, pro players, and esports content creators alike. It’s a watershed moment that not only echoes the demands of player unions in traditional sports like the NFL, NBA, and NHL, but also bears a “striking” resemblance (pun intended) to the ongoing Writers Strike.

This is more than just a fight for “more pay.” Just like the Writers Guild of America, these players are challenging the status quo and addressing larger issues surrounding the trajectory of their careers. They are taking a stand against short-term profit prioritization at the expense of long-term career opportunities.

Join us as we dive into the courageous actions of these gamers, their impact on the esports industry, and the parallels drawn to the fights for fair treatment in other creator realms.


‘League of Legends’ union refuses to play

Create more content on the move

Introducing the McKinnon Cube Pack—the most functional camera cube ever. Perfect for the nomadic content creator, this cleverly designed, customizable camera cube even expands into a backpack when you need to carry more.



The troubling promise of Rumble

Rumble is signing banned streamers to try and bring new blood to its site. But its alt-right creators pose a threat.

By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor


sad woman looking at phone in front of blue to green vertical gradient background with negative social media comments icons Passionfruit Remix

How to deal with negative comments on social media in a healthy way

Dealing with jerks is the price of creating sometimes.

By Jen Glantz, Passionfruit Contributor



Content for Creators.

News, tips, and tricks delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Newsletter Signup

Latest Newsletters

  • ✂️ Pinterest’s New Collage App Is a Gen Z Fav

    ✂️ Pinterest’s New Collage App Is a Gen Z Fav

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue 66 | September 13, 2022 With social media users craving communities and authenticity (or, at least, a feigned version à la BeReal), Pinterest’s new app Shuffles seems primed to fill their need. Reminiscent of the now-defunct fashion site Polyvore or the aesthetically pleasing collages of Tumblr, Shuffles harkens back to a…

  • ☕ Clash Between PR Firm and Creator Sparks Compensation Debate

    ☕ Clash Between PR Firm and Creator Sparks Compensation Debate

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue 66 | September 8, 2022 Despite increased talks about pay transparency and compensation expectations, there is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to making a living as an influencer. It is common for creators to be paid in free products rather than actual money, although many…

  • 🍸 This Father-Son Duo Make Cocktails on TikTok

    🍸 This Father-Son Duo Make Cocktails on TikTok

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue 65 | September 6, 2022 Working with family isn’t easy in any industry. However, content creation can cause a greater strain since social media is often a 24/7 job. The lines between your work and personal lives can start to blur without the proper boundaries, and the father-son duo behind TikTok…