Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, has announced that he will be leaving his position and Blizzard entertainment in a series of tweets earlier this evening.

According to an ESPN report from Jacob Wolf, he will be leaving to join Epic Games, the creators of the incredibly successful battle royale title Fortnite as one of the leads for esports strategy for the game.

Wolf reported that Nanzer will be replaced by Pete Vlastelica in the interim. Vlastelica currently oversees all of the Activision Blizzard esports products, including Overwatch and the Overwatch League. In the past, Vlastelica has also held an executive vice president role with Fox Sports.

Vlastelica commented on the matter in the original ESPN report, saying:

"As President & CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues, I am stepping in as Overwatch League commissioner, effective immediately. We have the best team in the business working incredibly hard to realize the vision we set out to create years ago, and I'll be working very closely with our staff, the teams and partners to do just that."

According to Wolf, Epic Games released a statement confirming the report. The statement has yet to be published to any official Epic Games channels.

"We're excited to welcome Nate to the Epic Games team, where he'll be working with us on competitive Fortnite."

The next event happening for the 2019 Overwatch League season will be the beginning of the third stage in the season. Competition begins on Thursday, June 6 with a series between the San Francisco Shock and the Atlanta Reign.