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September 22, 2021

Blizzard Just Lost ANOTHER Vice President! Overwatch 2 Has Future In Doubt & Gamers Are Angry

TheQuartering [9/22/2021]

Blizzard isn’t doing well…

According to VGC:

A statement on the Activision Blizzard website from president and COO Daniel Allegre reveals that Brack will be leaving “to pursue new opportunities”.

Replacing him will be Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, who have been appointed co-leaders of Blizzard.

Oneal is the former head of Vicarious Visions, and was executive vice president of development at Blizzard prior to her promotion.

Ybarra was employed at Microsoft for 20 years and was corporate vice president of gaming in its Xbox department, before moving to Blizzard in 2019 to become its executive vice president and general manager.

“Jen and Mike will share responsibility for development and operational accountability for the company,” Allegre said.

“Both are leaders of great character and integrity and are deeply committed to ensuring our workplace is the most inspired, welcoming environment for creative excellence and to upholding our highest game development standards.”

He added: “With their many years of industry experience and deep commitment to integrity and inclusivity, I am certain Jen and Mike will lead Blizzard with care, compassion and a dedication to excellence.”

Brack is one of the few Activision Blizzard employees referred to by name in last month’s lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which accuses the company of failing to handle sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees.

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