Prominent esports journalist Jacob Wolf, known for his story breaking “Wolf Bombs,” will be leaving ESPN at the beginning of January when his contract expires, sources have told The Esports Observer. Wolf, who joined the sports news conglomerate when he was 19-years-old in March 2018, has spent four and a half years at the organization.
Wolf declined to comment when contacted by TEO.
Word of Wolf’s departure in January follows news Thursday that ESPN had laid off 300 employees and would not fill 200 vacancies currently in the Connecticut-based company.
TEO has also learned that ESPN maybe moving away from the way it currently covers the esports industry, with sources saying the company will focus more on video content.
Robert A. Ley, a long-time ESPN sports anchor and reporter, blasted the network Thursday on Twitter concerning the layoffs: “Trying to remain objective and unemotional as I learn of the @espn team members laid off today. Not possible. Not as I see countless decades of journalistic experience, and expertise jettisoned. Just when we need it most. Enjoy the DIS stock price and your NFL football.”
This story is developing.
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