Activision Blizzard (AB) is having an enviable moment, on the one hand, the appearance of Diablo IV was a huge success, and the specialized media surrendered to the feet of such a wonderful game. Now the acquisition of AB by Microsoft looks like a fact, we commented on this in connection with the victory in the lawsuit against the FTC.
However, despite all of the above, which may be very positive for us to some extent, it seems that Activision Blizzard takes great care to assign its resources and allocate what is needed for projects that can continue to position their brand in the market.
Activision Blizzard has laid off about 50 employees from its esports division.
Activision Blizzard’s decision to lay off 50 of its employees appears to have had a good reason in which AB I was working on a new tool for organizing these kinds of tournaments, and for this reason, so many people were fired. According to The Verge, important details of said action were released in addition to the comments of the victims.
“None of us fired were offered to change roles or teams”
“It was a complete shock to everyone and none of us fired were offered the opportunity to change roles or teams.”
“As far as I know, this tool is still scheduled to be finished in the next few weeks and our replacement is not finished yet, so I can only assume that Activision Blizzard is closing its esports division.”
Last but not least, it has come to light that AB has started releasing some of its games on Steam, thus ending the exclusivity of Battle.net games on PC. As we pointed out at the beginning, the purpose of these movements is to perpetuate what was created by this giant of video games.
Activision Blizzard is laying off esports staff as it faces potential game changers for the Overwatch Leaguehttps://t.co/iFRL03zqWa pic.twitter.com/H7Bj05yGDJ
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