Blizzard Leisure has laid off not less than 50 employees (within the midst of a world pandemic), as a part of a call to de-emphasize in-person esports tournaments, which have been on maintain for round a 12 months, in line with Bloomberg Information.
“Gamers are more and more opting to have interaction with our video games digitally,” in line with an organization spokesperson, “and the esports group, like typical sports activities, movie, and broadcasting industries, has needed to change its enterprise as a result of impact of the pandemic on dwell occasions.”
Nevertheless, in line with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, different Activision-Blizzard (Blizzard Leisure’s father or mother firm) employees have been laid off, that means that at present’s layoffs aren’t solely as a result of lack of in-person esports occasions.
Workers at Sweet Crush creator King and different Activision-Blizzard subsidiaries had been additionally laid off.
Based on a spokesperson for Blizzard, the affected staff will obtain 90 days of severance pay and medical insurance as a part of the layoffs.