Activision Blizzard Lays off up to 190 Employees

Layoffs affect various departments

According to a Bloomberg report published yesterday, Activision Blizzard laid off employees across various departments.

These layoffs include 50 employees who were involved in e-sports programming and other live events. This looks to be a direct effect of Activision moving away from in-person events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The layoffs also include employees from, the developer behind Candy Crush and upcoming auto-runner Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! In all, the layoffs affect less than two percent, or fewer than 190 employees, of Activision Blizzard’s total workforce.

U.S.-based employees who were laid off will reportedly receive 90 days of severance and a year of health benefits. They will also each get “job transition support” and $200 gift cards to

Activision Blizzard continues to have an optimistic outlook, however. The company expects to hire 3,000 people in 2021 as game sales increased due to pandemic-caused lockdowns.

Want to support and our chosen charities? Follow this link for 30 days of free Amazon Prime. It costs you nothing and we get a little kick back from Amazon. 20% of which will go to charity.

Sometimes we use affiliate links in our media. All links support the site and help keep food on the table and servers running. We will keep an updated list of affiliates on each article. Humble StoreGameNerdz.comAmazon. If you like what we do, shop through our link and help support the site.

For the latest in gaming and entertainment, be sure to like Back to the Gaming on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. You can also support us via Patreon, which allows us to create better content for our audience.

Williams Pelegrin is a Managing Editor for Back to the Gaming. When he’s not writing up news, he’s talking a walk around the neighborhood with his wife and his dog. Either that, or drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Or both.

Back to top button