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Riot Games backs out of sponsorship with Saudi city of Neom after fan backlash

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Video game developer Riot Games has ended its sponsorship contract with Saudi Arabian city development project NEOM just one day after its announcement following a backlash against the deal from fans.

The company had signed up as a main sponsor of the summer season of one of Riot's flagship events, The League of Legends European Champions (LEC).

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