- Activision Blizzard’s head of Esports will leave the company soon
- Activision Blizzard has found a temporary replacement in chief administrative officer Brian Bulatao
- Snow leaves an impressive career in search of new opportunities
It was announced on Friday that Activision Blizzard’s head of Esports, Brandon Snow, will be leaving the company at the end of the month.
Brandon Snow Leaves the Company
Activision Blizzard has been going through some staff changes ever since Microsoft announced they are buying the company last month. Although Microsoft has said that the staff composition will remain unchanged until the deal is finished, some employees are still leaving for various reasons.
One high-profile name that will join this group at the end of February is Activision Blizzard’s head of Esports Brandon Snow. According to the report by Sports Business Journal, the reason for Snow’s departure from the company is his search for new opportunities.
Snow’s leaving means Activision Blizzard will have to quickly find a replacement. It is reported that his role will be temporarily taken by Activision Blizzard's chief administrative officer Brian Bulatao, the former chief operating officer of the CIA. In seeing to his responsibilities, he will be helped by Matt Kliszewski, VP of Global Brand Marketing Kristin Connelly, and Jack Harari, Head of Global Partnerships.
Snow Had an Impressive Career
Snow’s career is long and varied. He first joined Activision Blizzard in 2018. Before joining the company, Snow became a senior VP for Team Marketing and Company Operations at the National Basketball Association. After joining Activision Blizzard, he led the group to a merger with the Coca-Cola-Cola-Fire, adding one of the three brands to the Overwatch League.
Since summer 2021, Brandon Snow was promoted to his still current position where he has to oversee the Call of Duty League and the Overwatch League. He took over from Johanna Faries, who moved within the company to focus on the next iteration of Call of Duty, which was confirmed by Microsoft to remain of PlayStation after the acquisition.
During his four years working for Activision Blizzard, Snow has gained quite an impressive resume. It will be interesting to see what his next move will be. There were rumors that Snow’s departure from the company had something to do with Activision Blizzard’s controversial CEO Bobby Kotick, who was blamed for employee turnover. However, no concrete evidence of that has surfaced according to our sources.