A few hours ago it was learned that Activision-Blizzard made the decision to lay off about 2% of its employees. This number reaches at least 190 workers, among whom were about 50 dedicated to its esports division. Beyond the sad news, there was a detail that attracted attention: a portion of the settlement involved Battle.net gift cards.
An Activision-Blizzard executive, Tony Petitti, pointed out that the dismissal is due to the “reinvention” to which the esports team is being forced due to the pandemic. Basically what the company seeks is to depend less on face-to-face events for its electronic sports
Battle.net Gift Cards
Those who were fired will receive 90 days of severance pay, in addition to one year of health services coverage. Added to this is a $ 200 gift card for the Battle.net virtual store, where they can buy games or cosmetics for any of the Blizzard or Activision titles..
As a result, social networks commented on the “rarity” of this settlement. Although people recognized that they were good conditions for what is normally seen in the United States, it was highlighted that it was a mockery to give Battle.net gift cards. “They fired me from work, but they gave me this beautiful shirt that says ‘By the horde!’” One user said sarcastically. It’s a joke, right? You were a loyal employee for the company, but take this and buy some weapons from CoD
It is not yet known what other structural decisions the company intends to make to carry out its future plans. After all, in the Blizccon 2021 it was announced that the development of titles such as Diablo IV Y Overwatch 2, the latter being an important letter for the support of electronic sports in the company.