Activision Blizzard Employees Leaving Company Due To Low Morale
Activision Blizzard has been going through multiple phase shifts since earlier this year, with none of them seemingly beneficial to the employees that work for the company. Following the split from Bungie, Activision Blizzard confirmed that it was undertaking massive layoffs, with many of the 800 plus employees affected hailing from the company’s esports division. Now, it appears that even more employees are exiting the company, this time on their own accord.
The news comes by way of a source speaking to Dexerto, which reported that there was a massive drop in morale following the appointment of former Fox Sports employee Pete Vlastelica as the new esports CEO, following the exit of Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzar to pursue a career with Epic Games. The source suggests that the new leadership in place doesn’t understand esports, or how to handle both the Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues.
Activision Blizzard has revealed in the past that, as a whole, the leadership cares very little for its employees, a fact made painfully obvious due to the company’s tone deaf statement following the mass layoffs from earlier this year. If the remaining employees have begun to see the proverbial writing on the wall and have decided to exit before they are forced out, then more power to them. Activision Blizzard’s CEOs likely don’t care as long as they’re still making money. Given how massive of a footprint esports now has within the gaming industry, though, it will likely only be a matter of time before karma rears its head.
So, thoughts on the rumors of even more employees leaving Activision Blizzard? How do you think this will affect the company’s esports presence moving forward? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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