The sexism lawsuit against Blizzard has escalated so much in recent days that it was only a matter of time before the first heads roll on the management floor. According to inside information, President J. Allen Brack is leaving the company to “take on new challenges,” according to Blizzard.
Activision Blizzard is drawing the first conclusions in the sexism lawsuit against the company. President J. Allen Brack is leaving the company, according to investigative journalist Jason Schreier. Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will initially serve as “Blizzard Co-Leaders”.
Update: You can find the official announcement from Blizzard on news.blizzard.com. There what Jason Schreier writes is confirmed. In the official post, in addition to the farewell to Brack, the two co-leaders are presented.
Official statement from J. Allen Brack:
“I am confident that Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will provide the leadership Blizzard needs to realize its full potential and will accelerate the pace of change. I anticipate they will do so with passion and enthusiasm and that they can be trusted to lead with the highest levels of integrity and commitment to the components of our culture that make Blizzard so special.”
According to Schreier, this news is said to have recently been communicated to the workforce. Activision Blizzard President Daniel Alegre told employees that Brack is “leaving the company to pursue new challenges”.
Brack joined Blizzard Entertainment in 2005 as a producer for World of Warcraft. In 2008 he was promoted to Production Director and in 2014 to Executive Producer and Vice President, leading the entire World of Warcraft development team. On October 3, 2018, it was announced that Mike Morhaime was leaving the office of President to J. Allen Brack.
Brack will stay in the minds of WoW players with his legendary phrase “You think you do, but you don’t” – based on the fact that players who want classic WoW servers actually don’t really want that. A short time later he was taught better by the groundbreaking success of the Classic server,
Another negative highlight was his apology at BlizzCon 2019 for the Blitzchung situation, which he previously defended. Around the sexism lawsuit against Blizzard, the ex-president wrote a message to the employees in which he apologized for the behavior of the management floor and vowed to get better. Now his head is the first to roll in this case.
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