On a day where we were expecting news about Balance changes, we were instead greeted by news trickling out that Blizzard is apparently restructuring the Hearthstone team and that people have gotten laid off unexpectedly. We shared posts below by one of the Hearthstone Engineers, a Senior Producer and a tweet by one of the Hearthstone Devs.
Update: Our colleagues at MMORPG.com got an official statement from Blizzard:
Quote from Blizzard
“Organizational changes were made to the Hearthstone team; as a result a small number of roles have become redundant. We want to thank these employees for their many contributions."
I'm upset.— Mitchell Loewen 💙 (@LoewenMitchell) September 26, 2023