Affected by the epidemic, Activision Blizzard E-sports Department laid off more than 50 people

The epidemic is still rampant all over the world, which has a great impact on the e-sports industry that relies on large-scale offline activities, especially for Blizzard, which is the main manufacturer of competitive games. Recently, according to a report in sports business magazine, Blizzard decided to fire about 50 employees of its E-sports department due to the epidemic.

In an interview with the magazine, Tony petitti, President of Blizzard sports and entertainment, revealed that the people affected by the layoffs were related to “watch the vanguard” and “call of duty”. Meanwhile, Tony petitti said the move was part of Blizzard’s shift from an event centric business and part of the company’s strategy to reduce its dependence on this type of social gathering.

Affected by the epidemic, Activision Blizzard E-sports Department laid off more than 50 people

Although this does not mean that Blizzard has completely abandoned the competition activities, after a year of isolation, the epidemic has greatly changed E-sports. For security reasons, E-sports has obviously changed from large-scale offline events.

Affected by the epidemic, Activision Blizzard E-sports Department laid off more than 50 people

The company also reported on Blizzard’s layoffs. The media said that it was not only the e-sports department that was affected by the layoffs, but also king, the mobile game development team that built the “candy legend”, and the specific number of layoffs is still unclear.

In addition, according to the report, the Blizzard’s severance payment to the laid-off employees: 90 days’ salary, one year’s continuous health benefits and a $200 war net gift card.