Activision Blizzard has laid off about 50 employees.
Activision Blizzard Has announced the release of approximately 50 employees across the company Sporty The team has influenced the staff behind the “Overwatch League” and “Call of Duty League”.
According to Tony Petitti, president of sports and entertainment, the decision was made to better adapt the company to the future, and face-to-face events are not the norm.
Petiti told the Sports Business Daily: “Last year, we learned a lot about how to build leagues for online competitions, and we hope to use this to promote best practices.”
Recently, both “Overwatch League” and “Call of Duty League” have had to change their formats from live broadcasts worldwide to online matches only.
He added: “In terms of timing, this is a realistic response to the way the league works and what resources we need to allocate to best serve the league, owners, teams and fans.”
However, these layoffs appear to be a larger part of the wave of public announcements by Activision. According to Bloomberg, fewer than 190 employees were fired, including the developer of Candy Crush maker King.