Another Activision Blizzard Executive Leaves Company

An internal email leaked to Bloomberg indicates that Chekto Sonny, the Overwatch franchise Executive Producer at Blizzard Entertainment, is leaving the company. Sonny’s departure was announced in an email from Blizzard co-leaders Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra (who replaced Blizzard President J. Allard Brack this summer).
Activision Blizzard confirmed the departure but emphasized that Overwatch 2 is still in development. The Overwatch League Grand Finals will feature the game’s public debut on Sept. 25. Sonny has been with the company for more than five years, working on Overwatch and Overwatch 2.
Claire Hart, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President at Blizzard announced her departure last week. Hart held the position for more than three years.
Activision Blizzard’s Chief People Officer Claudine Naughton resigned earlier this month, but the company announced Tuesday that Julie Hodges will take over the role. Hodges was the head of the human resources department at Disney before joining Activision Blizzard. Earlier this month, Sean Flinn, who spent more than nine years developing at Blizzard Entertainment, left the company.
These recent departures from Activision Blizzard may be connected to ongoing investigations and lawsuits related to how the company has handled allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

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