In a shocking announcement today, Destructoid has let their three UK writers go from the site.
At the end of the month the three UK based Destructoid writers, Laura Dale, Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake will no longer be salaried employees of the consumer gaming site.
In a post on her Patreon page, Dale outlined that "Our team being dismantled is apparently nothing to do with content quality of viewership of content, and due to seasonal financials and our team of three being the most recent additions to the salary payroll,”
She goes on to say that “In a perfect world, I would like to bring Vikki and Joe over to my little content creation platform. I would like to pay them the same salary they were earning at Destructoid, and instead, have them creating content for my site and feeds.
“I want to rebrand the DestrUKtoid podcast, keeping the format intact, and relaunch it without the Dtoid name. Basically, I want to begin growing this from just my content, to content in a similar vain to my own from other writers I have worked with and who I trust.
With the team having the domain http://LetsPlayVideoGames.com in their possession, there could be a new place to see all their great writing and ideas, even if you won't be able to find them on Destructoid.
We at CGMagazine wish the Destructoid UK team the very best in all their future endeavours.