Players learn to function as part of a team, providing support, putting the team before themselves and contributing to a friendly, welcoming environment.
Young people learn to have respect for other players, their gameplay and opinions. Respect means building empathy, supporting teammates when they make mistakes, and understanding that anyone can have a bad game from time to time.
Sportsmanlike players take responsibility for their role, acknowledging mistakes and learning from them while not assigning blame to others. Responsibility also means pursuing honourable victory without cheating.
When confronted with difficult or frustrating situations, resilient players keep their cool and attempt to be a positive influence on others. They build a reputation for being trustworthy, considerate and calm.
The work Riot Games is doing to promote sportsmanship through schools and gaming clubs is critically important as we try to help a generation grow up online.