Riot Games is laying off 46 workers, adding to this month’s tech toll

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Riot Games is the latest gaming megacorp to announce layoffs this week, though they are fewer in number than the thousands of employees being laid off by companies like Microsoft and Amazon. Esports journalist Jacob Wolf first reported on the layoffs on Wednesday, emphasizing cuts in human resources, support and esports staff, but Riot has since acknowledged them, admitting it laid off 46 employees — about one percent of its global workforce.

“Riot Games has made strategic changes within a few teams to sharpen our focus in a number of areas,” Riot’s statement said. “With these shifts, certain roles were eliminated, impacting a total of 46 Rioters. This is part of our normal way of doing business: we regularly make changes to our structure and teams based on what we believe will provide the best content and experience for players. We never make these decisions lightly and will always assume that we want to keep Rioter and keep them focused on our highest priorities. It’s not always possible, but it’s our ultimate goal.”

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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