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Tony Petitti Leaves Major League Baseball for Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard has hired Major League Baseball executive Tony Petitti as president of sports and entertainment to oversee esports, consumer products, and film and television at the organization. “Tony is one of the most highly regarded executives in sports and entertainment,” said Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard. “His success in media and […]

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Safety is Priority Before Return to Play, Says NBA Union Director

Going six weeks without sports is making the fandom world start to go a bit stir-crazy, but NBA Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts has a firm message: Don’t rush things. “Our fans are more loyal than I think many of us appreciate,” Roberts said during the final virtual Sports Business Journal/CAA World of Sports […]

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Activision Blizzard Makes YouTube Its Exclusive Streaming Partner

Activision Blizzard and Google have announced a multiyear strategic relationship that will have YouTube as the exclusive streaming partner worldwide, excluding China, for live broadcasts of Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports and more. The deal was announced right before the inaugural Call of Duty League’s city-based setup began with 12 teams competing […]

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Houston Outlaws Sold to Media Company

The Overwatch League‘s Houston Outlaws have been sold by Immortals Gaming Club to new ownership in Beasley Media Group ahead of the 2020 season. Immortals took ownership of the Outlaws in June after buying the team’s parent company, Infinite Esports and Entertainment. Immortals took over Houston with the focus on selling the team given its […]

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Call of Duty League Franchises Awarded to Los Angeles, Florida

Activision Blizzard Esports has sold two new franchise slots for its city-based Call of Duty esports league to Los Angeles and Florida, with the L.A. franchise being bought by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, the owner of the Los Angeles Rams. The Florida franchise will be opened by Misfits Gaming, a UK-based professional esports organization. The […]

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