Fake Rioter Interview Exposed by Riot Swimbananas

by in General | Jun, 9th 2021

Recently, a Twitch streamer conducted an interview with a fake Rioter (Riot Lillith) and it’s led to quite the situation. The purpose of the Twitch streamer (HypoTube) was to interview someone on what it’s like to be a part of the “Lead of Operations Client Development” for Riot Games. This fake Rioter in the interview was then caught by an actual member of the Riot Games team, Riot Swimbananas (Influencer Manager). Instead of accepting this, and backing down, RiotLillith instead doubled down with a Twitlonger.

Hypotube x Riot Lillith

HypoTube seems like a genuinely nice guy. When this interview went down, they had a bit of small chat, and then HypoTube asked the fake Rioter to watch a clip on Discord. This recorded video was with HypoTube and Riot Swimbananas, where they talked specifically about this fake Riot Games employee. Swimbananas pointed out there is a RiotLilith, but it’s with one L, and they play Legends of Runeterra. RiotLillith then said they couldn’t see the stream, so they missed the video of being exposed as a fraud.

HypoTube spoke about this on Twitter as well:

RiotLillith’s Twitter is now private, but there was a Twitlonger posted about the situation. Lilith had this to say:

“To those who may have just witnessed whatever unprofessional attempt at a comedy bit that may have been, I would like to make sure to clear the air with everyone who follows and supports me.

Claims were made not long ago that I am not actually a Rioter, with “evidence” to prove that. The problem here lies that this “evidence” is not verifiable, where as my credentials are. Furthermore, there was even someone making their own claim of being a Rioter as well who did not have credentials. With the additional research done by myself, a few trusted individuals as well as my own superior within Riot, we have found that there is no tie to Riot Games from this individual making these claims.”

“Hi. As Riot Swimbananas, the Riot employee in question here, I’m happy to talk anytime. My door, slack, emails, DM’s are open. However, as the influencer manager for NA/OCE, Its part of my job to connect with streamers doing interviews with Rioters. Both to validate the streamer in question, as well as Rioter. Like I said, doors are open internally if you want to chat”

It’s a really awkward and unfortunate situation, but one that has a very clear side. There’s no telling why this person has faked being a member of Riot Games, but hopefully it will come to a clean resolution with as few hurt feelings as possible.


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