Esports news and media outlet Rush B Media has announced it will be halting operations after four years. 

With contributors from around the world, the community-led outlet mainly focused on CS:GO coverage. The outlet also produced CS:GO focused podcasts, aiming to give listeners a unique perspective on topical stories.

ESI Illustration. Image credit: Rush B Media

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Through multiple posts on Twitter, Ryan Friend, Founder and CEO of Rush B Media, said: “I am leaving Rush B Media. And with me leaving Rush B Media, it is closing for the time being. This is an incredibly bittersweet moment as this is a place I have worked on for the last four years of my life. I am moving to something more, which I will announce on the 22nd.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported RBM, as well as all the staff members who made it the most insane, wildest, and greatest four years of my life.”

According to the outlet’s Twitter, the company announced that over the next two weeks it will be highlighting staff that have worked at RBM over the years.

RBM was founded in 2018 and mainly focused on CS:GO coverage. Later the website started including news around the VALORANT scene, as well as interviews, opinion pieces and analytical articles.

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On the same Twitter thread, Lukas DeWitt, COO and Editor-In-Chief at Rush B Media, added: “Two years, eight months – Rush B Media is a piece of my life that I will cherish forever. I could never put into words how grateful I am for Ryan for giving me the opportunities he has.”

Esports Insider says: It’s sad to see another esports website close down, but at the same time Ryan Friend confirmed he’s moving to something else. Best of luck to all the former staff members of RBM and we look forward to seeing what Friend will announce on February 22nd.

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