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Eight editorial staff members let go as Blitz Esports is acquired by Discord

Eight editorial staff members let go as Blitz Esports is acquired by Discord

Discord has acquired competitive gaming outlet Blitz Esports.

The communication app has purchased Blitz as a part of continued plans to expand its subscription and storefront. While Blitz isn’t losing all of its staff, four video producers and four writer-producers have been dismissed due to the sale.

"We met the folks at Discord, who shared our love for gaming and whose passion for improving gamers' lives mirrored our own," said the Blitz team in a Medium blog post.

"A few conversations later, it became evident that, with their ubiquitous chat platform and ambitious plans to level up how people play games, Discord had the vision and resources available for us to make an even bigger impact for the community. Although saying goodbye to Blitz is bittersweet, joining Discord is a leap forward in achieving our shared goal to improve gaming experiences."

Blitz’ online platform covering esports news and features will cease, with new video and written content wrapping up this week. Existing articles and videos remaining online through its site and YouTube channel.

The company’s League of Legends companion app will remain in active development, with new owners currently unannounced.


Staff Writer

Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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