Nate Nanzer, the commissioner of the Overwatch League who made the Blizzard-based league grow so much , announced yesterday that he will leave the company by the end of next week. Nanzer appears to have accepted the offer of Epic Games, which will put him in charge of overseeing the Fortnite esport initiatives.
” Hey Overwatch League family. I wanted to tell you that I will soon leave Blizzard for a new adventure. This was the hardest decision of my life, because it means that I will no longer be able to work with the best staff, players, teams, owners, partners and fans in the esport. “
“It was great to be the public face of the league, but many overestimate my role in making the league exceptional. It’s not about me. It was never just because of me. It’s all about you. That’s why I’m confident that the championship will be in good hands. I look forward to seeing where you will bring the Overwatch League in 2020 and beyond. And I will mention right next to you at every step “.
Activision Blizzard has announced that the role will now be taken over by Pete Vlastelica, president and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, which oversees the company’s esport operations, including the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty World League.
“I act as Commissioner of the Overwatch League, with immediate effect ,” Vlastelica said in a statement. ” We have the best team in the industry that works hard to achieve the vision we decided to create years ago, and I will work closely with our staff, teams and partners to succeed .”
In short, Nate Nanzer (born among the most influential Under-40s in the world ) did not justify his decision and confined himself to the meager message.
It would be interesting to find out if there are disagreements with society behind this change of jacket, economic reasons, lack of stimulation or few prospects for the future of the league.