The joint project, which covers competitive gaming for the site, ends today with a notice.
In an interesting twist to the nature of eSport coverage, "Compete," a joint venture between Kotaku and Deadspin to be competitive gaming, is no longer effective. In a post, released a few hours ago, editor Dennis Young revealed that while Kotaku would still be reporting on e- and competition games, Compete no longer exists.
"This is our hottest game moment so far: the competition in its current iteration will be discontinued next week, and the esports coverage in the company will continue in Kotaku, but this joint project that Deadspin and Kotaku started in March 2017 will be Covering competitive games is coming to an end.
It was a pleasure to bring this weird corner of the sports and gaming world to our readers, especially thanks to our peers in the eSports media and 11 commentators from Deadspin, both of whom made our decision Esports is a rich subject worthy of skeptical, thorough and entertaining journalism, and we are grateful that a vertical premise based on it could attract a large and growing readership. That would be freewheeling without enthusiastic contributions from Kotaku and Deadspin and a dedicated and patient crew authors were not possible.
Eric and I accept buyouts and leave the company – please hire us – while Maddy stays as an editor at Kotaku. We are proud of the work we have done, and while this part of it is over, we believe that readers will have the opportunity to continue in the company and elsewhere.
The site had previously been criticized by fans The type of coverage they were tending to will be interesting to see how the larger Kotaku network can handle the upcoming news. Find more news from the gaming industry in the latest version of the PUBG / Epic Games lawsuit.