The end is coming. And all of those eSports employees knew it. The Activision Blizzard division, known for running games like Overwatch and Call of Duty, has announced some restructuring in their department, causing layoffs of approximately 50 of their employees. The company stated before that they had been able to keep the majority of their employees in 2020 following the onset of the pandemic, but unfortunately will now need to make some changes. All laid off employees will be reportedly getting very fair and substantial severance packages.
Time for a change. The division reported the reasoning for its changes were due to having to restructure after the pandemic. The department heads also reported that they would be trying to focus less on live events, but will not deviate from them completely. They're reportedly hoping that the restructuring will allow them to relocate certain resources towards other areas of their department, and allow for various new online events that could result in higher viewer and player engagement. We wish the laid off employees well and are intrigued as to what the division has planned for the future.