Gamedaily reports, CNet Networks has decided to promote Ricardo Torres to Editor-in-Chief of GameSpot, following the departures of Jeff Gerstmann, Alex Navarro and Frank Provo.
Tthe firing of GameSpot editorial director Jeff Gerstmann was one of the biggest stories of 2007, and the effects were felt in 2008 as well, when reviewer Frank Provo decided to leave as well and directly blamed CNet management for the "soul-crushing work environment" and firing Gerstmann for "all the wrong reasons." GameSpot vet Alex Navarro also left the site recently, but did not attribute his departure to "Gerstmann-gate."
Now moving forward, GameSpot must try to put the controversy behind itself and focus on providing its readers with engaging content. Today CNet announced that they'll look to Ricardo Torres to lead in that effort as the newly promoted Editor-in-Chief.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to help further GameSpot's position at the forefront of the industry," said Torres. "I'm eager to continue the site's tradition of excellence and I'm confident we can move forward into 2008 and set a new industry standard for how video games are covered."