Thursday, December 9, 2021
Home Latest News Games BLIZZARD TO RENAME OVERWATCH CHARACTER MCCREE TO COLE CASSIDY NEXT WEEK

BLIZZARD TO RENAME OVERWATCH CHARACTER MCCREE TO COLE CASSIDY NEXT WEEK

Blizzard has decided to rename its iconic Overwatch cowboy gunslinger hero — McCree, to Cole Cassidy starting next week after the former lead level designer Jesse McCree was let go following an internal investigation over the lawsuit filed by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. 

The gunslinger was originally named after Jesse McCree as Blizzard used to name some in-game characters after real-life employees in the company. Following the current lawsuit and any future lawsuit, Blizzard has made a decision to completely remove names of real-life employees from its game characters and update those with fictional names.

Blizzard says this change “will help reinforce that we’re building a fictional universe that is unmistakably different from the real world and better illustrates that the creation of Overwatch is truly a team effort.”

Blizzard officially unveiled the new name — Cole Cassidy, on Twitter. Blizzard also uploaded an introductory trailer video with a snippet from his new story.

“The first thing a renegade loses is their name, and this one gave up his long ago. Running from his past meant running from himself, and each passing year only widened the divide between who he had been and what he had become.”

“But in every cowboy’s life, there comes a time when he has to stop and make a stand. To make this new Overwatch better – to make things right – he had to be honest with his team and himself. The cowboy he was rode into the sunset, and Cole Cassidy faced the world at dawn.”

Activision Blizzard has been in serious legal problems for the past 3 months and has been under the federal agency lens for its culture of “constant sexual harassment” and “turning a blind eye to complaints”. Many high-level executives such as Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, Head of HR Jesse Meschuk, and three more high profile Blizzard employees have exited or been let go since the start of lawsuits. 

Source: Talk Esports

_______________________

About Skyhigh.Vip  

Skyhigh.Vip is a global institutional investor with a vast interest in Arts / Construction / Education / Business Services / E-Sports and various other growth industries.  

Several of its popular portfolios include GO Chambers which is the world’s largest business chamber listing provider with over 30,000 active chambers as its members.  

Flexgigzz is the Asia leading marketplace for freelancers service and together with SOHO Learning Hub which is an online platform for short courses and both of them aims to be the number one provider in Asia. For growth industries such as E-Sport Authority which is dedicated to providing independent media coverage to all E-Sport News related from around the world and for the art world, there is Atelier Auction which is an investable art auctioneer and being in the art scene for decades.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Fnatic and TNC End Week One in SEA Winter Tour with No Victories

While Fnatic are just 0-2 at the end of the first week of the Dota Pro Circuit, TNC Predator are already 0-4. Both Fnatic and TNC Predator reshaped their...

VALORANT Champions 2021 Day 4: For the Quarterfinals spots, Gambit came back against Team Vikings, and Team Liquid defeat Sentinels

VALORANT Champions 2021 Day 4: For the Quarterfinals spots, Gambit came back against Team Vikings, and Team Liquid defeat Sentinels. The Day 4 of the...

Ludwig Announces $1 Million Super Smash Bros. Tournament 

As Super Smash Bros. fans have continued to joke that the winner of the Panda x Nintendo circuit will receive a safety pin and...

Apex Legends Community Split Over Major Arc Star Changes

The Apex Legends Raiders Collection Event patch notes revealed some changes coming to Arc Stars and players have reacted. Apex Legends’ players are reacting to...

Allied Esports and Cyberathlete Championship Series partner with Challengermode

Esports entertainment company Allied Esports and the Cyberathlete Championship Series (CCS) have announced a partnership with tournament platform Challengermode. The partnership will see all parties collaborate to host European and...

VALORANT Champions 2021 Day 3: Vivo Keyd win over Acend, Fnatic secure First Quarterfinals Spot, Envy crush X10 Crit

VALORANT Champions 2021 Day 3: Vivo Keyd win over Acend, Fnatic secure First Quarterfinals Spot, Envy crush X10 Crit. Day 3 of VALORANT Champions 2021...

VALORANT Champions 2021 Day 2: Gambit 13-0 against TS, Sentinels Struggling Form, TL made statement

Day 2 of VALORANT Champions 2021 finally ended with lots of ups and down for fan-favorite teams like Sentinels and Gambit. After giving Gambit...

100 Thieves Secures $60m Funding Round

North American esports organization 100 Thieves has raised $60m (£45m) from its Series C financing round. The financing round was led by Green Bay Ventures with support...

FIFA Streamer Loses His Mind After Being Perma Banned by EA Live on Twitch

Well-known FIFA Twitch Streamer Castro_1021 was permanently banned from FIFA 22 for allegedly engaging in FUT coin distribution, a practice where players sell the in-game...