Riot layoffs reportedly worsen LEC ‘crunch’ culture with supposed ‘disastrous’ effects on show

We’re only one month into the new year, but the League of Legends competitive scene has already undergone some massive changes after the recent layoffs at Riot Games.

In Europe, for example, a new report by Richard Lewis has brought several supposed behind-the-scenes issues to light at the LEC, with some extending into multiple other regions and other Riot-based esports titles. At least 30 people from the LEC broadcast team were laid off by the company during the company-wide layoffs, including engineers, producers, and managers.