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  • Former Xbox VP Mike Ybarra to Join Blizzard as Executive VP and GM

    October 24th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Former Xbox Vice President Mike Ybarra announced via Twitter he will be joining Blizzard Entertainment on November 4 as the Executive Vice President and General Manager. 

    "We will work with all our energy to serve gamers with incredible content and experiences," said Ybarra. "I can't wait to be part of this team."


    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer via Twitter congratulated Ybarra and said he will be a good job at Blizzard.


    Mike Ybarra left Microsoft in October 2019 to find his next adventure. 

    "After 20 years at Microsoft, it’s time for my next adventure," he said at the time. "It’s been a great ride at Xbox and the future is bright. Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox, I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I wish you the best."

    "Most importantly I want to thank all of you fellow gamers, and our great fans, for all the support," he added in a second Tweet. "Keep gaming and I hope to see you online soon!"

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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