People on the Move: Layoffs hit Envy Gaming production staff in LA, Dallas
On Tuesday, eFuse announced that it had acquired popular esports news publication Esports.gg for an undisclosed sum. The esports events and discovery platform will use the site to further promote its competitions, while allowing it to continue its editorial coverage of esports events, teams, and players around the world. One thing it will not allow Esports.gg to do is continue its efforts on TikTok; earlier this year the site ran into some controversy when it was accused of using other people’s content to make its videos. Ultimately, eFuse says that it will transition the leadership team at the site into its organization and continue to employ freelancers who do a fair amount of the work in producing daily content. The only people being left behind, it seems, are those that worked on its TikTok efforts…
We’ll have to see how this all works out and if a reduction in staff–which typically tends to happen following an acquisition–occurs.
On another front and just for fun, check out my story on Esports Stadium Arlington’s future plans–it’s an informative read–or so people tell me.
Now on to this week’s news
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Johnny Wickham, now former Envy Gaming VP of branded & original content and production, announced on Wednesday that he, along with other production staff, have been laid off. Those production staff members from Los Angeles and Dallas included Kate Meyers, Rob Fee, Jacob Strunk, John Culp, Mike Botkin, Vladimer S., and Andrew Jewell. In a recent interview with AFK, Envy Gaming COO and President Geoff Moore alluded to some recent layoffs in these departments.