Yesterday Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime issued a statment regarding the ongoing lawsuit filed by California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against Activision Blizzard. While many have been critical of the statement saying that he was in a position to do something, there hasn’t been a current Blizzard employee make a statement regarding it until now.
Current Blizzard employee Josh “Devolvore” Allen, who handles streamer and content creation relations for World of Warcraft, took to his personal Twitter account to reply to Morehaime’s statement calling it “100% bullshit.” Stating:
“‘If I’d known this was happening I would have stopped it’ says the man who was told repeatedly that it was happening and did nothing to stop it.
“I’ve refrained from giving my own comments on the situation at Actiblizz because frankly, there are more important people you should be listening to right now. But that statement from a certain former leader was 100% bullshit and I’m furious about it.
“He knew. He did nothing. Don’t get me wrong, current leadership is fucking up hard right now too. But please don’t believe for a second that the culture that allowed all of this to happen for the last couple of decades was somehow built by the guy who’s been in charge for 3 years.”
World of Warcraft has seen many players take to social media noting they have cancelled their subscriptions and it’s now even been reported that production of the game has been halted to a snails pace.