The lay-offs come amid an ongoing crackdown on video gaming by Beijing after President Xi Jinping highlighted gaming addiction as an issue for society. Photo: Reuters
The lay-offs come amid an ongoing crackdown on video gaming by Beijing after President Xi Jinping highlighted gaming addiction as an issue for society. Photo: Reuters
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ByteDance gaming studio lays off dozens of employees amid Beijing’s gaming crackdown, sending a chill down industry

  • The Chinese tech giant is said to have dismissed many junior level employees from Ohayoo, a gaming unit it created in 2018
  • The downsizing at Ohayoo has sent shock waves across China’s gaming community, as it reverses ByteDance’s previous position as an aggressive hirer of top talent

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The lay-offs come amid an ongoing crackdown on video gaming by Beijing after President Xi Jinping highlighted gaming addiction as an issue for society. Photo: Reuters
The lay-offs come amid an ongoing crackdown on video gaming by Beijing after President Xi Jinping highlighted gaming addiction as an issue for society. Photo: Reuters
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