Former Call of Duty boss is now in charge of Blizzard, and she knows what she’s walking into

In somewhat surprising news, Johanna Faries has been appointed as the head of Blizzard Entertainment. Faries is mostly known for her work at Activision, where she was most recently the chief of the Call of Duty franchise.

Faries initially joined Activision to lead Call of Duty’s esports division, before transitioning to head Call of Duty. She is now the first Blizzard boss to be appointed following the completion of Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

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