ESL has cut a number of jobs in France and Spain as part of a new international restructure. The esports organiser and production company is also assessing its office in the United Kingdom, where a number of jobs are said to be at risk.
While it’s not clear how many employees have been made redundant in Spain and France, many have voiced their frustration on Twitter. Despite some online claiming the entire division would close, ESL says the offices will remain open to focus on local brand partnerships.
“ESL has today announced a considered restructuring program of our international entities to ensure a more efficient way of working that meets the needs of the company and its customers, with local entities focusing on the ESL brand and partnerships in their dedicated regions. Spain and France will be affected immediately, whereas the UK office is currently under assessment and roles have been put at risk,” an ESL spokesman tells The Loadout.
“ESL will be moving resources and capabilities to central offices to meet the company’s need for efficient operations and customer demands of global and scalable products. No local office will be shut down in this process. As always, we support all staff affected by the changes”
As part of the restructure, ESL will be moving other resources to its central hubs in Germany and Poland to contribute to what it’s calling its “international strategy” to continue to deliver content and events to players, fans, and partners.