Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer confirmed Friday that he will leave the OWL for a position at Epic Games.


A report from ESPN Friday stated that Nanzer would leave the league behind for Fortnite's creator. Epic Games, in a statement to ESPN, and Nanzer confirmed the move later Friday.


Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer to Leave OWL for Epic Games


Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, will assume duties as OWL Commissioner, ESPN confirmed.


"Hey Overwatch League family. I wanted to share that soon I will be leaving Blizzard for a new opportunity. This has been the toughest decision of my life, because it means I won’t get to work with the best staff, players, teams, owners, partners, and fans in esports anymore," Nanzer said in a tweet.


"I can’t emphasize enough how proud I am of what we’ve all accomplished together. It has been the honor of my life to have been part of the team that helped build the league of #breakthrough, #BurnBlue, #pdomjnate, #CaptureHistory, #OWL2019, and many more."


Overwatch League Stage 3 will commence June 5.


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