Asmongold slams Riot for one big sales mistake he claims led to the layoffs

Popular gaming streamer Asmongold has taken a swing at Riot Games today for its reasons around its huge layoffs on Jan. 22, suggesting the company should be held far more accountable for the mistakes it made with Riot Forge.

Riot Forge was focused on creating Runeterra-based games alongside indie developers to bring the League of Legends universe to more players across different genres. Since its inception, the project released six titles, including Mageseeker, Ruined King, and most recently The Song of Nunu. While these were good games for the genre, nothing saw them stand out above the rest and—in Asmongold’s opinion, at least—their “unearned” hefty price tags led to their failure and then the eventual downsizing at Riot this month.