Daniel and Bex's part in the whole Riot thing was fairly small time. While Bex hardly hid that she contributed to the Kotaku expose - there were also a lot of people who had issue with the way that place was run too, so a lot of people would not have seen Bex and Daniel screeching and yelling at people outside the LoL reddit and twitter.I always hear about how x-community is small/tight-knit and everyone knows everyone... so who the fuck is Daniel sucking off to get in at Respawn. In a community that really is small or tight-knit, where everyone really does know everyone; you end up knowing everyone's business, even if you never met that person. Without knowing a face or body, they know the name and the story. So are they really just that incestuous and keep blackmail on each other, because what the fuck.
That and one of the small mercies of the present is that previous employers generally will give generic references after you leave rather than detailed ones. So Riot might say he was let go, but they won't divulge why (and technically with their rep after that, it's not going to bother people too much)
Regardless he probably did a year or two at a smaller dev so he could get a less tainted reference, and to be fair he seems to have got his head down and done the work without bitching at fans. That might change now he's working with an online game again. It's weird that he would want that stress in his life again, but hey each to their own.
That and the games industry does tend to be a bit of a gated community, but not in the way they think it is. Daniel will know a bunch of people who probably liked him well enough when they were at Riot and willing to put a good work in wherever they went when they decided they had enough of the management issues.
Regardless Jackson and Daniel are clearly both doing well enough to get promotions/new jobs, much as I don't respect their lifestyle or personalities- I can appreciate that they do seem to focus on work even if they choose to waste it on a partner that will never appreciate the work they put in.