The Overwatch League’s commissioner has jumped to Epic Games

Nanzer (right) presents the OWL Grand Finals trophy to the champion London Spitfire in Brooklyn last year.

One of the biggest names behind the Overwatch League is moving on. Last night Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, announced that he’s leaving Blizzard “for a new opportunity.” ESPN has since confirmed that Nanzer will be joining Epic Games to oversee e-sports at the Fortnite developer. Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard’s e-sports division, will take charge as the next OWL commissioner.

“I get way too much credit for the success of the Overwatch League,” Nanzer wrote on Twitter. “It’s been awesome to be our public face, but too many overestimate my role in making the league great. It isn’t about me; it’s never been. It’s about all of you. That’s why I’m confident the league is in great hands. I can’t wait to see...

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