Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CEO of S2 Games Confirms: Two Will Lose Their Jobs

And the lucky winners AREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Nathan Garcia: Director of Operations for Heroes of Newerth
and
Laura Baker: Director of Marketing for S2 Games


According to my sources within S2 Games, both employees were terminated earlier this afternoon and a post on the forums by Maliken helps to confirm this bit of gossip:



Laura aka S2LuLu has been a part of HoN since the very beginning. LuLu has made appearances and been the leader of HoN's eSports events since all the way back to Dreamhack Summer 2010, and probably prior to that. She was the first person I ever interacted with from S2 Games and was one of the major people involved in the acquisition of Honcast. I would like to thank her for everything she taught me while I was with the company, and for being a true friend.

Nathan, better known as Zero_MnotW was at one time the marketing assistant to LuLu and having shown great promise he was promoted to Director of Operations after Brad Bower aka Konran departed to lead the iGames division. His Facebook page confirmed his departure from the company stating that "S2 Games no longer has any future for me." Nate was an integral part of the eSports scene and my right hand man when I was the Director of eSports, even though he did not answer directly to me he was always the person who I knew would get things done. The successes of Dreamhack Winter 2011 and 2012 can be partially attributed to his willingness to get shit done.

Both of these figures I considered friends at S2 Games and it is sad to see them go, especially because there is someone else who should be accountable as well, but he's one of the favorite pets around the office, so he wont be. And no, I don't mean Milkfat.

37 comments:

  1. I wonder who you are talking about, that person being one of the 'pets' around the office.

    It obviously wouldn't be Breaky because he is someone who can't 'just be replaced' being that he also had a role in planning the event.

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    1. Dangerous dan, source: my inside information.

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    2. He's the QA manager for the game right? Not sure how he would be partly responsible for the event planning along it's not a big stretch of the imagination.

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  2. Who is the pet? I want to know who to point my middle finger at

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  3. Who is the Pet?

    And why Lulu!? NO WTF

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  4. wza i think is the pet

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    1. He mentioned someone who was also part of planning the event, wza was only there to serve as the 'balance patch leaker' afaik.

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  5. Do you expect them to be as butt-hurt as you or do you think they'll be able to move on with life?

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    1. I fuckin hope so. Can you imagine how much content this blog would have?!

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  6. I'm assuming it's Scott. http://www.reddit.com/r/HeroesofNewerth/comments/1cr4qv/re_scott_valencia_s2_has_no_idea_who_this_guy_is/

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  7. This Scott Valencia is making his mark. Maliken has stopped calling the players niggas and scrubs, he suddenly spends half of his life on the forums saying how great the 1500 players are. Now they are sacking a bunch of guys who seem to have been long term honest workers for the company.

    HoN members of staff start coming out of the woodwork praising Scott for his hard work, despite the fact this guy has a public list of really fucking people over. Given Malikens less than holy background, whats the bet that S2 goes up for sale to Asia soon? Probably he has had enough of this gaming crap and just has him and Scott on to try and get his company the best price.....

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    1. Maliken is such a fucking joke. Damn i bet he has 2 Ferrari's by now.

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    2. Maliken had 2 ferraris before S2. Maliken is independently very wealthy; S2 games is not like his livelihood or anything, it's just his "passion" (cough cough)

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  8. Lulu? I am truly sad to see her go. Some of my best early-hon memories include her.

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  9. Where is the "Who better testie moon" guy?

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    1. Haha, I was looking for that guy too.

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  10. We want our valkyrie Lulu!

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  11. The office pet award goes to a fucking DIVA.

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  12. this is why S2 is a garbo company.

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  13. Diva is the pet, confirmed.

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  14. why remove lulu aka thegirl with the nice ass =(

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  15. Lulu was there only because she was daughter of investor and had no clue about the job.

    Kinda hard to make a game grow when your marketing director wastes all budget money on useless things

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  16. I don't remember S2 formally announcing that they are dumping people that don't really have any public presence. Are these two the fall guys for Vegas or what? The timing seems to point to that, but it seems to me there are bigger problems than them even if they were only in charge of the event.

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  17. I love how you link this as an "unbiased" blog on the forums, when it's clearly not.

    But, but, but . . . LuLu :( I wish her and Zero the best of luck, and props to anyone who remembers the Valkyrie bet.

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    1. What of it. Nothing happened because it was too expensive.

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    2. Would it have been as expensive as the HoNTour Finals?

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  18. who better testie moon

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    1. for a moment I was thinking you left us :o

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  19. Guy who got fired...thinks they fired the wrong people.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

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  20. ok.. lets be honest here guys.. s2 marketing fucking blows. it doesnt just blow, it fucking sucks so bad there is a black hole in our universe called the "s2 marketting deparment black whole located in sector 6 of the milkway galaxy". maybe this is a good thing.

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    1. lol. truer words never spoken.

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  21. Phil you were released from your duties at S2 because you lacked the skills to do your job. You were relevant but now you're anything but. Maybe if you weren't a biased admin and showed any sort of professionalism, you would still be working at S2 instead of balding and working behind the counter at McDonalds. It seems to me that you write these little articles to take your mind off what is a lack of purpose you have in life.

    To "Kyle"

    It doesn't matter who I am because im 99.9% sure the majority of players in the HoN scene agree with me. Stop getting so butthurt when all I do is state facts about your boyfriend.

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  22. two bigmacks pls

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  23. cant really take this seriously anymore since the author has joined sg.. sry

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  24. laura fired? good. maybe they can get someone who actually knows what they're doing.

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