Blizzard’s Diversity Initiative Aims To Hire More Women, Minorities
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(Last Updated On: September 19, 2017)

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Blizzard Entertainment is apparently adopting Google’s corporate policies when it comes to embracing “multiculturalism” and “diversity”. The company apparently has a new diversity initiative that will span the globe, seeing the company hire in more women and minorities to help balance out the representation within the company’s employment pool.

GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that an internal company memo was obtained, which was outlined by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime, who stated that women leave the gaming industry at a much higher rate than men, and that they wanted to increase their diversity initiatives to help balance this out, almost like how they wanted to balance out loot in Diablo 3 real money slots by taking a route with the RMAH back in 2012.

Since minorities and women only make up for 14% of the work force, Morhaime and the rest of Blizzard will work with hiring managers and department heads in order to get more women into the fold, saying…

“”Our diversity initiative will require a commitment from every one of us, but especially from our leaders, managers, and hiring teams,”[…] “We appreciate your dedication to help Blizzard achieve this goal.”

Blizzard claims that they want to avoid diversity quotas, but the initiative is specifically seeking out women and minorities to be hired at the company.

Google has a similar hiring practice that they’ve been utilizing, even going as far as locking down speech, conversations, and internal discussions from people who don’t align with their corporate policies based on their sociopolitical ideologies. This recently came to a head when Google fired engineer James Damore for citing facts about the biological differences between races and sexes, and for claiming that Google enacts apartheid on Conservative ideals.

Blizzard has already been heavily pushing for multiculturalism and Social Justice viewpoints in their games, especially Overwatch. The company will now further push to integrate these SJW concepts into their employment ecosystem, which likely means it will greatly affect their future products as well.


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  • AlecJ

    Its funny….these innovative corps use meritocracy to develop a giant successful company, then think– well, that worked….maybe we should throw out that idea and replace it with seeking out hires of lower skilled people with political claims to victimhood.

    I dont get it.

    Why is “Hire the best available people regardless of physiological traits” such a taboo view these days?

    Its pure hubris to think you are so monolithic that you can fill your company with underachievers and problem children, but still innovate and excel.

    Its also just about the time they go to govt for help controlling their competition….

  • Mooki

    “president Mike Morhaime, who stated that women leave the gaming industry at a much higher rate than men, and that they wanted to increase their diversity initiatives to help balance this out.”

    Gee, could it be…could it…..

    Could it be that these woman are finding out that their gender study majors that has been telling them constantly that they want technical jobs and jobs that mostly men are interested in and that they should therefor be as well where wrong? And that they are finding out they rather be a part time working mom or work in care ??

    Could it ?

    Naaaaaah
    That would just be silly and ridiculous and not to mention not progressive.

    Solution: Lets force it.

    • First thing that came to mind was that they get knocked up and then want to take care of the kid, and working at Blizzard didn’t afford them the time to do so.

      Maybe Blizzard will start doing the whole Doctors Without Borders approach by sending out recruiters to find Chicks Without Ovaries?

      • Mooki

        So LOl :*)

  • James

    Employee diversity should mirror the customer diversity. You don’t get 100 white women to make a documentary about black slave culture. You shouldn’t have a staff of 30% female game creators making games for a fanbase that is 98% male.

  • Can’t wait for tranny characters in WoW!

  • MONAD

    They just won’t learn the fucking lesson. Maybe the next game after Overwatch will be shit so they’ll finally have to learn it.

  • Alistair

    you know what they say, “confession is good for the soul” before blizzard went full cuck out. I was consider buying overwatch till i notice the first sign of a cuck.

    the censorship of Tracer Butt that was it for me fastforward to the present with trancer now gay and now this tells me i made the right choice.

    • You definitely made the right choice… especially right after the Tracer butt censorship. The gay Tracer nonsense was just the icing on the cake.

      • Gay tracer felt like they threw a bone to the SJW just to please them.
        Her being a rug muncher never comes up anywhere else except that one comic.

        • Oh it was absolutely a last minute thing to get people talking and boost mind-share during the holiday season to move product.

          But it served no other purpose than to pigeonhole the character into another token box, just like that autistic chick on the roster. Now Tracer is Gay Tracer, and the autistic chick is that Autistic Chick. It’s funny because they didn’t want Doomfist to be known as that “Terry Crews character”. Maybe if he were a disabled trans they would have let him voice the character?

  • Ezguerila

    I like D3 and everything before it plus RoS except WoW never liked that one or cash crab that is heartstone. I own OW because my friends were hyped for it and wanted me to play it with them and I can tell you it has been going to shit for whole this year. Nether me or any of my friends have been actively playing it in past year or so I don’t know who they fucking listen to when they make those horrible patches it’s like they are really actively trying to kill it

    • I don’t know who they fucking listen to when they make those horrible patches it’s like they are really actively trying to kill it

      They’re trying to chase after the e-sports poontang pie. They think that it will be a cash cow for them. What they don’t know is that e-sports operates on a loss. There is no profit. The e-sports scenes are all financed through DLC.

      Blizzard will realize this too late, though, and Overwatch will be dead before they figure it out.

  • Migi

    Couldn’t white ppl who wanna work there sue Blizzard for doing reverse racism? considering they are discriminating against white ppl now.

    In some sense, i wish them the best of luck making games like Andromeda and going bankrupt.

    • Couldn’t white ppl who wanna work there sue Blizzard for doing reverse racism? considering they are discriminating against white ppl now.

      It’s only discrimination if they aren’t hiring whites or firing whites for being white. But unless there are reports of them being fired, or whites making blogs about not being hired for being white, then it’s not “reverse racism”.

      • Migi

        I’m expecting this to be close to the BBC levels of hiring. which first played the diversity card then when whites did apply got told sorry minorities go first. or the white guy that got fired by BBC for diversity quotes.

        But considering the whole google debacle would ppl really speak out again it if there is dicrimination against white ppl for the sake of diversity.

        • I could definitely see this turning out like the BBC case(s), and other media organizations who have also been attempting to meet diversity quotas by limiting or attempting to exclude whites.

          would ppl really speak out again it if there is dicrimination against white ppl for the sake of diversity.

          I would say absolutely. There’s still a contingent on the Right who gives people like James Damore a voice despite the fact that Google attempted to snuff it out.

          That’s not to mention that an actual, legitimately sourced, and proven case of discrimination is a legal honeypot.

          • Migi

            It’s true that, on legal grounds you could make a case but i don’t recall hearing anything about that BBC guy that threatened to sue them for it.

            James Damore might have gotten his voice heard, but now what he needs is a job and with most big company’s being massivly left leaning he’d have a hard time getting it with the labels he got from google.

            I kinda see James Damore like a person who got wrongfully accused and now needs to shake of the stigma behind it. And most ppl don’t do fact checking so they’ll believe mainstream media.

            Eventually with all these diversity quotas they always seem lack hiring the right talent so they just hire on race and gender, Even BBC main job position never mentioned excluding white ppl till some white guy applied to the job and even after that ppl acted like it was no big thing and nothing changed. They even threw it on the Equality Act law.

            It’ll be curious to see it acts out and they’ll most likely be like the rest that is pandering to diversity.

  • AR7777

    Last good Blizzard game: Warcraft 3 in 2002

  • Damn. Now Blizzard is in for the same “more diverse staff, less talent” bullshit, just like Bioware and EA. I knew this would’ve happen.

  • Daniel Ream

    Wow, sure is good you guys won that Gamergate thing. Man, if you’d lost we’d see companies falling all over themselves to pander to the SJW agen-

  • durka durka

    Sure why not worked out so well for bioware.

    I never got what they mean by this representation, so if you make for example call of duty, diversity and representaion is gonna make the game actually good?

    ?????

    So they making a diablo game and if you have a diverse workforce somehow that makes the game somewhat diffirent?

    I dont get it, look at games nowdays how they are essentially a hot steaming mess due to so many diffirent ideas shoved and ductaped on top of each other to appeal to everyone and the result is one giant mess. Reminds me that joke with play dough.

    https://pics.me.me/the-play-doh-pill-a-diverse-spectrum-of-colours-and-20247301.png

    This applies not only to the looks of the people who make games but the gameplay of those games. Mixing everything up in order to satisfy everyone results into a brown shitty mess.

    • Kiryu

      It’s funny downright comical that the biggest concern of western studios nowadays is diversity and not gameplay.They still make games do they?

  • PizzaWolf

    Blizzard is dead to me. I’m so fucking tired of social justice being shoved down my throat. They say there’s no diversity quotas but they strive to fill diversity quoatas. Fuck this shit.

  • RetroGamer

    Just hire whoever demonstrates the best capabilities for the job, regardless of genital plumbing or skin color. That’s best for the company, the consumer, and for investors.

  • LurkerJK

    Seems they are tired of being successful

  • Mr.Towel

    How the mighty have fallen.

    And they’ll fall even further on Diversity Hires. There goes Blizzard’s famous quality standards.

  • fnd

    Oligarch corporates might as well create welfare states. The problem is these initiatives reduce morale among the people who actually have to work their asses. It’s like woman in the police force, since they are weak and put themselves and others at risk, they rarely engage in police like duties (and thank God for that), but since they earn the same and get promotions they destroy morale,etc.

    • Kiryu

      Female police officers are a joke,there are many vids on youtube evidence of that.

      • Migi

        Best version remains this one.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taQ_Wl7VO3I

        • Kiryu

          Ah yes that one is already a classic,hilarious.

        • fnd

          This kinda needs to happen on a much bigger scale so normies will understand physical differences between the sexes exist. Or the easy way is to burn the media to the ground, wathever happens first.

      • fnd

        They are doing fine… in Japan. One old female said she felt pride in seeing female officers ordering lower rank police officers around so i replied along the lines of “i want to see these female officers catching criminals,etc”. It’s all about the rush of power, just don’t mind the high ranking males alowing this to happen, so they feel it’s genuine.

        Too much propaganda (movies with kick ass females) clouds the mind, so i kinda chuckle when i see normies admitting differences between males and females exists, like it is a novel concept.

  • Muten

    Blizzard is a very succeful game company, that have been around since the 90s, they can totally afford some discriminatory hiring practices for PR purposes.

  • Kiryu

    Remember this guys?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_1GfSju1M

    Nobody gave a shit about EA’s pandering.

    • I love the smell of tears from EA getting BTFO in the morning.

  • RichardGristle

    That’s the death knell for that shitty company. Meh, SC2 aside, they haven’t created a decent game since WotLK.

    Such a shame to see it happen. Starcraft, Diablo, Diablo 2, and WoW (vanilla beta through WotLK) rank among my favorite gaming experiences and I spent countless hours upon hours on them. Hell, I still fire up D2 about once a year.

    Whatever, RIP.

  • And people wondered why I don’t support Blizzard.

    Well, here’s your answer.

  • Basically a polite way of saying they discriminate against men.

    This company will not get a single penny from me now. And I encourage others to do the same.

    • I was thinking the same exact thing.

    • descent3031

      Google is fucking lucky that it’d be bloody inconvenient for me to cut them out (still going to work on it). Blizzard doesn’t have that, it ain’t hard for me to fuck Overwatch off.

  • Vrenna

    I really like Blizzard games, but it seems their era is about to end.

    • I sure hope it does now after them kowtowing to the cancerous gender and “diversity” quotas.

    • totenglocke

      I’ve been done with them since they restricted some single player Starcraft II content to needing and internet connection and made Diablo 3 always-online for single player (on PC).

  • Disqusted

    Translation: “Assholes virtue signal to cultists that they want a slice of the pizza.”

    So, not caring about why individual women leave, or why minorities are less available/interested, they just want numbers? Sounds very typical.

    I’m sure women and minorities will be glad to work for a company that doesn’t value them as unique individual human beings!

  • epy

    The saw ME Andromeda and thought “I want some of that”. It’s disheartening how people with no technical skills or qualifications other than being offended have wormed themselves in all these companies and are now calling the shots.

    • In this case the people aren’t seeking it out, Blizzard are seeking out these people.

    • totenglocke

      The problem is that most of these companies are in California, which has an increasing insanity rate each year.

  • Kiryu

    Blizzard is a waste of space who produces nothing of value.When was the last time they made a good game?

    • Disqusted

      Warcraft 3. So about 15 years ago.

      • totenglocke

        Then between the launch of WoW and Starcraft II, they sold out to Activision and Activision ran them into the ground.

        • RichardGristle

          Actiblizzard is really the point where they went full garbage mode.

          And people STILL say “Blizzard is independent, Activision has no say in what they do!” Yeah things like RMAH just happened to directly coincide with the merge lol…

    • They also never created something original again after the Lost Vikings.

      Warcraft/Starcraft = Dune 2, Command & Conquer
      WoW = Everquest

      Overwatch = TF2
      Diablo = Nethack
      HotS = any moba that came out before
      Hearthstone = any TCC

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    Yeah more rainbow haired women in those ads about how you work hard bringing us content. Truly thing everyone needs.

    • Kiryu

      Incoming selfie with milkshakes about how diverse they are.

    • While making female characters look like shit and animate everything poorly.

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    “Blizzard claims that they want to avoid diversity quotas, but the
    initiative is specifically seeking out women and minorities to be hired
    at the company”
    “So what am I saying is, we’re not going to have diversity quotas, but we are going to have diversity quotas”

    • LurkerJK

      Its not quotas, its “aggressive replacement” and “white cleansing”

  • Feli Aslan

    Can’t be worse as it already is. Lets be honest, in WoW for example the female characters are horribly written and the new main character of the Alliance, Anduin Wrynn, lacks any heroic qualities.

    • Disqusted

      I dunno, I think they are still actively trying their hardest to surpass each other in a race to the bottom of the abyss.

      • Feli Aslan

        The thing is, Blizzard Writing is utter shit and even their own personal milkshake crew couldn’t make it worse. The only difference is, if diversity fucks up something enough they will get rid of it.

    • Balpa

      “Can’t be worse as it already is.”
      Oh the naivete.