League of Legends maker Riot Video games has stopped work on its Twitch rival.
That’s according to Bloomberg, which studies that the initiative – dubbed Riot Esports Community (REN) – has been cancelled. This information comes following Riot cutting around 530 jobs, about 11 per cent of its workers.
“We have been testing some watch platform concepts however opted to cancel our initiative REN final week,” the agency’s president of esports, John Needham, wrote in a press release.
REN was by no means formally introduced, however final yr in a weblog put up, Needham mentioned that Riot was trying to enhance its current answer for watching esports – lolesports.com – although this was simply an embedded participant from Twitch or YouTube.
“We’re now growing our watch platform to go even additional and evolve it into a complicated commerce platform that we will use to promote digital items and providers on to our followers by way of our broadcasts,” he wrote.
“In the end, we need to mix this commerce functionality with all the things we learn about our gamers to promote digital items and providers which might be useful to a viewer.”
REN was in-part fueled by Riot’s acquisition of a startup known as Kanga again in 2021.