League of Legends maker Riot Games is making 46 members of its staff redundant.
The news was initially reported by esports journalist Jacob Wolf, before the company confirmed the news to Rock Paper Shotgun. Wolf's sources said that the cuts would hit its recruiting, HR, support and esports teams.
"Riot Games implemented strategic shifts within a few teams to sharpen our focus in a number of areas. With these shifts, certain roles were eliminated, impacting a total of 46 Rioters," Riot said.
"This is part of our normal course of our business: We periodically make changes to our structure and our teams based on what we believe will allow us to deliver the best content and experiences for players.
"We never make these decisions lightly and will always start from a place of wanting to retain Rioters and have them focus on our highest priorities. While that's not always possible, it's our primary goal."