ESPN has supposedly shuttered an editorial department of a non-traditional sport in the wake of company-wide layoffs made this year.

The Worldwide Leader in Sports announced earlier this month that numerous employees have been laid off as part of enormous cuts made by ESPN.

Following the news of those layoffs, ESPN has reportedly chosen to eliminate its eSports vertical. The Hollywood Reporter validated the news.

” We have actually made the difficult decision to stop operations for our devoted everyday esports editorial and content,” a spokesperson stated in a declaration to The Hollywood Press reporter. “We acknowledge esports as an opportunity to expand our audience, and we’ll continue to do so through coverage from the wider group for major occasions, breaking news and coverage.”

The Hollywood Press reporter had some information on the choice:

Because the vertical released in 2016 to cover the world of expert gaming, it has covered League of Legends and Call of Task teams and hosted a Pinnacle Legends competition under its event series EXP with well-known names such as Dr. Disrespect. Earlier this year, the business partnered with the NBA to relay an NBA 2K20 tournament.

While the devoted vertical will cease operations, coverage of breaking news from significant esports events is expected to continue.

Esports grows more popular on social networks day by day. It will be intriguing to see how much growth there is in the marketplace following the release of the new PlayStation and xBox consoles.