J. Allen Brack steps down from Blizzard


By Aron Gerencser August 3, 2021

The fallout from the recent sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard in California continues - J. Allen Brack is out.

Until today, Brack was the President of Blizzard Entertainment since 2018, and has been with the company since 2006 with his main area of work being World of Warcraft.

Brack was one of the people in leadership positions explicitly named by the lawsuit as having sexually harassed and discriminated against Activision Blizzard employees.

J. Allen Brack will be replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, who will take over leadership of Blizzard Entertainment together.

This resignation is the first - and hopefully not last - actually tangible repercussion of the sexual harassment lawsuit.

The shockwaves sent by this controversy has led to development on World of Warcraft stalling and an employee-organized walkout in protest.

J. Allen Brack shared a brief message alongside the announcement of his resignation, which much like the entire press release, dodged the on-going row around the sexual harassment lawsuit entirely.

This is a good start to cleaning up an environment notorious for harassment and questionable behavior, but Activision Blizzard still have a long way to go to repair their reputation.

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