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Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer joins Epic Games to lead the esport strategy



Former Overwatch League player Nate Nanzer will switch to Epic Games in the near future, according to ESPN Esports.

On Friday night, Overwatch League Commissioner announced on Twitter that he would leave Activision Blizzard to seize a new opportunity.

Nanzer has been part of the Overwatch League since day one and has been the leader of the league since its founding in 2016.

On Twitter, Nanzer said: " Hey Overwatch League Family . I wanted to tell you that I'm leaving Blizzard soon to get another opportunity. This was the hardest decision of my life because it means I can no longer work in the sport with the best employees, players, teams, owners, partners and fans. "

After tweets ESPN Esports has posted an article stating that sources have announced that Nanzer will join Epic Games in the near future to lead the esports strategy for Epic Games on Fortnite. Epic Games has also recently acquired Psyonix, developer of the Rocket League, which also has a comprehensive esport program.

Epic Games has confirmed to ESPN that Nate Nanzer will join Epic Games to work on Fortnite Esports. "We are delighted to welcome Nate to the Epic Games team, working with us on the competitive Fortnite."

The Overwatch League has since become a successful Esport initiative for Activision Blizzard 2018.

Epic Games has expanded its Esport program with Fortnite by over $ 100 million in first-world prize money. The Fortnite World Cup is still running and the season ends in July in New York with a $ 30 million event.

SOURCE: ESPN


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