Nate Nanzer tweeted he'd be leaving Activision Blizzard for a "new opportunity," and Epic told ESPN they'd agreed to hire him to pursue turning Fortnite into a sustainable esport.
Activision will replace Nanzer with Pete Vlastelica.
Nanzer was in charge of a successful first season for Overwatch League, which has franchises in 20 cities across Asia, North America and Europe, and filled Brooklyn's Barclays Center for a two-night championship event in July.
Epic Games is backed by Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY).
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