The ten influencers 2018: Why these figures will define the year ahead

Ahead of what could be another 12 months of unprecedented disruption, SportsPro profiles ten figures whose work will direct the conversation and the action in the sports industry year. The sports business may only know Robert Kotick a little at this stage, but there are already those within it who will offer a glowing reference. “Bobby Kotick is one of the great executive...
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Activision Blizzard Goes All Out on Its Esports League

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) kicked off the first regular season of Overwatch League on Jan. 10, and it had a great start with millions of viewers from around the world tuning in. Activision's visionary CEO, Bobby Kotick, is making a bold bet that Overwatch League can generate revenue on a scale similar to the NFL or NBA. Although that will take time, the early results ...
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