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.
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.
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.