Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

phys.org | 7/28/2018 | Staff
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Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games.

Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide further details or a firm timeline except to say he'll be leaving "soon." Epic Games told ESPN they had agreed to hire Nanzer, who will try to help to turn the world's most popular video game into a sustainable esport.

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Activision Blizzard says Nanzer will be replaced by Pete Vlastelica, President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues.

Nanzer was integral in launching the Overwatch League, a global endeavor with franchises in 20 cities across Asia, North America and Europe that compete in the 6 vs. 6 first-person computer game. Nanzer was working in Blizzard's marketing department when he hatched the idea for the league, and he has been its only commissioner.

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The Overwatch League's first season was a smashing success. It filled Brooklyn's Barclays Center for a two-night championship in July, becoming the first live esport broadcast in prime time on ESPN and winning the Esports Live Event of the Year at the Esports Awards in November....
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