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Michael Chu leaves Overwatch, Daniel Alegre New Activision Blizzard President and COO

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Michael Chu leaves the Overwatch Team
Michael Chu, the Lead Writer for Overwatch, has announced his departure after 20 years at the Activision Blizzard Studios.

Daniel Alegre New Activision Blizzard President and COO
Daniel Alegre has been announced as the new President and Chief Operating Officer for Activision Blizzard.

Activision Blizzard Names Veteran Google Executive Daniel Alegre as President and Chief Operating Officer

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced the appointment of veteran Google executive Daniel Alegre as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 7, 2020. Alegre brings decades of global experience in entertainment and technology and a consistent record of driving revenue growth at Google. In his new role, Alegre will oversee the Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, and King Digital Entertainment businesses, reporting directly to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.

“I was deeply impressed by Daniel’s entrepreneurial drive and broad and deep experience in driving global growth across a variety of businesses in a rapidly changing industry,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “Our greatest challenges are prioritizing the many opportunities we have and recruiting and retaining the talent needed to execute with focus and excellence. Daniel is a proven leader with a long track record of success doing both.”

“Activision Blizzard is at an exciting point in its history,” said Alegre. “In addition to a deep library of owned and internationally beloved franchises, the company has tremendous talent that has built a culture committed to inspiration and creativity. More importantly, through thoughtful and creative games, it connects and engages over 400 million people around the world through epic entertainment. I look forward to helping players around the world connect through quality and immersive games.”

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