In September and October, Riot celebrated Latin American Heritage Month with Riot Unidos, our Rioter Inclusion Group (RIG) for Latin American Rioters, leading the way. This year’s theme was Mañana Será Bonito - Looking Forward to a Bright Future. 

Inspired by the album of the same name by Colombian singer Karol G, this year Unidos focused on the evolution of Latin American cultures and how that evolution will continue with each future generation. Here’s everything that Unidos did: 

The Mañana Será Bonito Night Market

Local Latin American vendors came over to Riot’s Los Angeles campus to sell unique artwork, serve up some delicious food, and educate Rioters about the wide variety of Latin American cultures in attendance.

Networking Mixer with Latinx in Gaming

Fitting the theme of looking towards the future, Unidos got together with our partners at Latinx in Gaming to connect industry professionals with students and young adults who aspire to be the future of the games industry. It was a night of connections, shared stories, and inspiration for seasoned vets and newcomers alike. 

Themed NOMs Lunch

If there’s one thing NOMS, our on-campus restaurant, loves, it's a themed lunch. This year the chefs in NOMs tapped into their own cultural heritage while working with members of Unidos to create a special themed menu for Latin American Heritage Month. Featuring dishes from all around the region, the lunch was certainly a hit. I’m still dreaming about the Jocón de Pollo.

Fireside Chat with Dr. Robert Rodriguez

An exceptional author and an expert on diversity in the workplace, Dr. Robert Rodriguez talked with Unidos members Daniela Piazzi and Eduardo Anguiano-Sanz about the issues facing Latin American employees in their careers. The talk was shared with all Rioters to better equip both members of the community and allies to make sure Riot is a place where all Rioters can thrive. 

Looking Forward

While Latin American Heritage Month is always a focus for Riot Unidos, the RIG is active year-round providing resources and community for Latin American Rioters. In addition to on-campus events, Unidos has helped provide input to our game teams as they design characters like Gekko, the Mexican-American Initiator with the best buddies, and Milio, the Ixtalian Enchanter inspired by Latin American cultures.