Journalists from looked at how many employees are registered at the Lithuanian branches of IT companies with Belarusian origins. It was found that all the gaming companies they studied currently have fewer employees than in January.

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Three gaming companies were included in's sample — Wargaming, Melsoft, and Belka Games. Here’s how their employee numbers in Lithuania have changed compared to the beginning of the year:

  • Wargaming — decreased from 914 to 896 employees (-1.96%);
  • Melsoft — decreased from 257 to 215 employees (-16.3%);
  • Belka Games — decreased from 78 to 65 employees (-16.6%).

According to, IT companies in Lithuania are reducing their workforce against the backdrop of global market problems. Additionally, companies from Belarus have found it harder to conduct business in Lithuania due to the political situation.