Multiple Layoffs Hit Gametrailers

GameTrailers lays off a number of long-time employees just days after being acquired.


After months of rumors, was offically sold to the Viacom subsidiary, Defy Media (owners of Escapist Magazine and Alloy Digital) earlier this week. Now, only a day after the conclusion of E3, multiple long-time GameTrailers employees have been laid off from the company. Jeremy Hoffman (Producer of GT.TV), Ryan Stevens (GameTrailers Director), Rohan Rivas (Senior Manager of Programing), Daniel Kayser (Host Of GT.TV), Rich Brown (Voice Of GT Countdown/Awards), Rob Slusser (Content Writer), Justin Speer (Senior Editor), Jon Finger (Director and Visual Artist)  and Rob Manuel (GameTrailers Producer) have taken to Twitter to announce their departure after years of employment.


Rohan Rivas has changed his Twitter profile to a former employee of GameTrailers. He was well known for his work on Pach Attack.

Rob Slusser (Content Writer)

Jon Finger (Director and Visual Artist)  

Rich Brown, the voice of GT Countdown and their award shows has also been let go.

 GT.TV host, Daniel Kayser had this to say about the layoffs of his former coworkers. While he has not directly commented on his employment, it appears he too has left GameTrailers.

 Daniel Bloodworth (Lead Editor) has been given the option to stay with the company. No word on his decision yet.

“The Voice” of GameTrailers, Brandon Jones has also been asked to stay with the company.

Michael Damiani will also be given the choice to stay or leave GameTrailers. Damiani is the creator of the popular GameTrailers series, Pop Fiction. He took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the layoffs.


  According to Polygon, over 50% of Gametrailers full time staff has been laid off.

We’ll continue to update the story throughout the day.

Colin Tanner

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  • Brian Mundt says:

    That’s really damn sad. All of those guys are absurdly talented and I’m sure they won’t have difficulty finding work, but I’ll miss all the great GT content.

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