ESPN guts esports department amidst company layoffs

ESPN will let go 300 of its employees, in addition to leaving 200 other unfilled positions open. These cuts will reach journalists and on-air talent in many parts of the company. However, ESPN Esports appears to be particularly affected by the layoffs. ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro attributes the layoffs to financial losses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the company is focusing on the importance of reaching viewers through its streaming service, ESPN+. As a result, the cuts are largely focused on employees involved in broadcast television. On top of these factors, ESPN is also reportedly changing the way […] The post ESPN guts esports department amidst company layoffs appeared first on Daily Esports.
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