Blizzard’s worst week is the best week in Fist

This is a hellish month for Riot Games and a hellish month for Blizzard Entertainment. In less than three weeks, we saw Riot:

  • The release of Arcane, a Netflix TV series, is not only suitable for adapting video games: it is really great, and it has received matching praise.
  • Followed by two League of Legends spin-offs, the action role-playing game Ruined King and the cute mobile runner Hextech Mayhem.
  • Show off two other new games to be launched next year.
  • Bring all of its games to the Epic Games Store and celebrate Arcane with crossover games in “Among Us”, “Fortnite” and “Magic: The Gathering”.

Blizzard’s situation over the past few weeks has been the opposite.

  • Blizzard was the first to postpone its biggest games “Overwatch 2” and “Diablo 4” to 2023.
  • Blizzard announced on the same day that Jen Oneal, the co-director of the studio, would leave for only three months.
  • Some of Oneal’s resignation emails were made public in the latest round of accusations against Activision Blizzard. She bluntly stated that “the company will never prioritize [its] People in the right way. “
  • Blizzard’s flagship event BlizzCon was actually cancelled in 2022.