Blizzard boss J. Allen Brack is leaving

Blizzard boss J. Allen Brack is leaving

Amid the biggest crisis in the history of Blizzard Entertainment, there is a change of government. The current president J. Allen Brack is leaving the leading position of the company itself. And it's not an announcement of something that will happen - his departure will take place immediately, and the Blizzard team will now be led by the duo Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra.

Jen Oneal is the former head of the former Vicarious Visions studio, which was merged with Blizzard earlier this year. Mike Ybarra was head of Blizzard’s Battle.net division, and previously seven years was one of the leaders of Microsoft’s Xbox division during the launch of the Xbox One console.

From Blizzard, they announced that their former president J. Allen Brack is leaving the company in search of new opportunities. It is not known whether he left the firm voluntarily or was fired.

This departure comes in the shadow of a lawsuit against Blizzard for discriminating and abusing female employees. Blizzard's initial reaction to the allegations was defensive, but when employees revolted and launched a strike, Activision Blizzard's leader condemned the reaction, arguing that the firm had not provided an adequate level of seriousness and compassion for discrimination and abuse.

J. Allen Brack has been Blizzard’s president since 2018. His tenure was marked by a series of the biggest scandals in the company’s history. The reaction of fans to the presentation of the mobile game Diablo Immortal and the famous response of the developers "Don't you have phones?" Is well known. An affair followed with the suspension of a professional player who expressed support for the protests in Hong Kong against China. After that, the catastrophic remaster of Warcraft 3 was launched, which replaced the more substantial and refined original.

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