Further Reductions at Activision Blizzard Affect Esports Team

Categories: Esports

Shortly following Microsoft’s decision to release 1,900 employees, additional reductions have been implemented at Activision Blizzard.

Reports from CharlieIntel suggest that a significant portion of the esports department at Activision Blizzard has been dismissed. This occurred merely two days after the conclusion of the Call of Duty League’s Boston Breach Major I tournament.

Scott Parkin, the former senior manager of esports operations at Activision Blizzard, expressed his discontent on Twitter regarding the situation.

“They went through with it,” he stated. “They made us work knowing what was coming and dismissed us on our day off. Their disregard for basic decency is appalling.”

Commentator Matt Morello also revealed his dismissal as part of the recent cuts.

“Sadly, today, I was dismissed from Blizzard along with numerous other talented esports professionals,” he mentioned.

On Monday, Microsoft named Johanna Faries, a former executive at Activision, as the new president of Blizzard. She is slated to begin her new position on February 5.

At present, there is no concrete figure on the total number of employees dismissed in this latest wave at Activision Blizzard. It remains uncertain whether these dismissals are included in the previously announced 1,900 job cuts. However, it is speculated that the esports team now consists of roughly a dozen remaining members. According to Insider Gaming, the esports department is expected to undergo restructuring under a “new business model” that aims to realign with the team’s evolving objectives.


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