Well, folks, it turns out the rumors are true: Wargaming is in fact shutting down the Emeryville, California office and relocating to Austin, Texas.
Now, I’m not going to get long winded on the reasons. The reason is simple: money. Wargaming can no longer afford California. It’s that simple. They spent shit tons of money buying out things that amounted to jack shit and now their debt level is off the charts.
So, they’re leaving the valley of the REAL players in the computer tech / gaming world and relocating to Austin. They’ll save a shit ton of money, that’s for sure.
Now, typically when a company moves like this they’ll offer their key present employees their jobs if they wish to relocate. Word around the campfire is that Wargaming isn’t doing that at all, rather they’re making EVERYBODY re-apply for a position. This of course means that MOST of them are NOT going to be going to Austin – they’re going to be going to the unemployment office.
Now, California is an “at will” state, which means that Wargaming doesn’t have to offer them shit. They can just outright fire them all and move on.
So that’s it.
That’s all there is…EXCEPT:
THE WHO GOES / WHO STAYS POLLS!!!
Place your bets (and votes) on who gets shit canned and who stays: