Robert Kotick is chief executive of Santa Monica-based video game publisher Activision Blizzard, which develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices, including the Overwatch game series. The hugely popular game, which debuted in 2006, has led to the creation of the Overwatch League, a professional esports league of 12 teams that began competing in January. Overwatch is just the latest hit for Activision Blizzard, which is the largest game network in the world. Other successful titles include “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft.” Kotick is on the boards of Coca-Cola Co., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Early Education and Harvard Westlake School. He is founder of the Call of Duty Endowment, a nonprofit that helps military veterans find high-quality careers.
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