The staff of Activision Blizzard is leaving the company towards new opportunities in big numbers, all due to Activision Blizzard’s diminished morale.

It started off with the high-profiles

A big name that left the company is Kim Phan, Blizzard’s Global Director of Esports. However, there are more prominent figures in the list, either already left or are making their way out of Blizzard.

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Kim Phan - the one who has kept Blizzard at the center of esports in recent years.

In fact, it all began with the leave of Nate Nanzer, the Commissioner of the Overwatch League. His leaving for an opportunity in Epic Games totally rumbled the low morale issue within Blizzard. For now, sources believed the leaders of Blizzard lack esports knowledge, did not understand the industry and had little idea on how to run the Call of Duty and Overwatch leagues properly.

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Nate Nanzer's departure is a huge loss for the Overwatch League.

The expected issue

As a matter of fact, this issue is no surprise to Activision Blizzard’s followers. Not long ago, Activision Blizzard dismissed lots of its employees, with a huge portion of them being in the esports field. It was totally an odd movement for Blizzard, as they recently announced a new revenue records for the fiscal year. That being said, employees aren’t dealing with the struggling management of Blizzard but to take on a new career elsewhere.

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Activision Blizzard's Overwatch makes up huge revenues in the esports division.

At the moment, the departures of these high-profile individuals haven’t led to any crucial changes in the esports division. However, it’s clear that the fans are watching Blizzard closely. The fact that Nanzer and Phan left was a huge deal for Blizzard, showing how unhappy their staff were.

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It's time Activision Blizzard ask themselves questions regarding their future.

Nowadays, esports has proved to be the next billion-dollar industry and Activision Blizzard is having huge forefront with its CoD and Overwatch leagues. Nonetheless, how are they going to grow the industry knowing that their key figures are leaving for their competitors? Maybe it’s time for them to re-evaluate, to ask themselves serious questions to remain competitive in the esports scene.