According to sources in communication with Dextero, several high profile Activision Blizzard employees are set to leave the company over the next two weeks.
News surrounding Activision Blizzard continues to paint a downward slippery slope for the company as over the past few months it seems only negativity has surrounded everything from Activision Blizzard’s finances to its leadership to its games.
One of Dextero’s sources said that those leaving the company are “getting really of tired working for Pete Vlastelica.”
“The focus has become commercializing the e-sports titles instead of making good programs for the community. Many people internally are laying that on Pete, and it has crushed morale among the Call of Duty and Overwatch teams especially.”
Another source said that, “Right now, there’s a feeling a lot of the senior management just don;t understand e-sports, but there is no negotiating with these people. They are convinced their vision, which is more in-line with televised sports, is the right way to go and it has just made people miserable.”
Among those leaving the company is Blizzard’s Director of E-Sports Kim Phan.
This news comes shortly after Nate Nanzer, the Commissioner of the Overwatch League, left the company to work for Epic Games.
Dextero reports that there are several other people set to leave the company, but it isn’t quite sure about the exact numeral of departures.
What we can be sure of though is that Activision Blizzard isn’t in the best of states at the current time. With negative headlines circulating about the company every couple of months along with low Call of Duty earnings, fan backlash concerning many of Activision Blizzards, biggest titles, Blizzard layoffs, and huge names leaving the company it looks like some major changes could be coming to Activision Blizzard in the neat future.