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Activision Blizzard Faces Further Layoffs, With over 100 Employees Now Facing Redundancy

Activision Blizzard Faces Further Layoffs, With over 100 Employees Now Facing Redundancy - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 November 2020 / 833 Views

Activision Blizzard looks to be ready to lay over even more staff, according to sources who spoke with MCVUK.

The sources say the publisher and developer have said over 100 employees are now facing redundancy with some offices getting set to close. 

The staff that handles the company's APAC region were hit with the announcement of the layoffs yesterday. People who work in the marketing, PR, publishing, customer care, and localization teams all expected to face redundancies. 

Activision Blizzard Faces Further Layoffs, With over 100 Employees Now Facing Redundancy

"Activision’s part of the company doesn’t believe in community management and fandom," said one source. "They think their games sell themselves. They’d rather pop a couple of millions on having Beyonce tweet about CoD than hire a bunch of good people."

Activision Blizzard has yet to respond to make any comments on the alleged layoffs. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments

TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 19 November 2020)

They made $600 million based on their last quarterly financials and now they layoff employees, absolute scum.

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gtotheunit91 (on 19 November 2020)

800 wasn't enough........didn't Bobby JUST make a comment that they need like 3,000 more employees?! Either way, I'm sure he'll get a nice bonus for these layoffs.

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VAMatt (on 19 November 2020)

It's just normal corporate "right-sizing". Anybody that works in the lower-to-mid levels of a big business knows (or should know) that they're just a number, and should always be prepared for this kind of thing. It doesn't really say anything about the health of the company, or anything else, really.

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