Three prominent Blizzard employees were let go from the company, Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga, lead designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft are not employed at Blizzard anymore. This comes on the heels of the Blizzard CEO J. Allen Brack resigning,
There is a major sexual harassment in California which is likely driving the problems with the company. It is also known that employees walked out in late July protesting the working conditions.
Its apparent that there is an effort to clean house with angry shareholders and staff alike all pointing fingers.
The fallout from Epstein et al has reached far and wide and it seems that the #metoo campaign has really hurt a lot of people. The fallout has embolden many to speak out and the resulting equilibrium may not stabilize anytime soon. Even Price Andrew was caught up in the saga, Bill Gates publicly said he regretted meeting him.