Blizzard has appointed Johanna Faries as its new president.
In an email to staff – posted on the company’s website – Faries stated that she was beginning this new place on February fifth. She initially joined Activision Blizzard as commissioner of Name of Responsibility esports in 2018, earlier than being promoted to senior vice chairman and head of the corporate’s Leagues enterprise.
At first of 2021, she rose to GM of Name of Responsibility.
“I need to let you realize instantly that it’s an honor to affix you subsequent week on this new capability,” Faries wrote.
“I achieve this humbly and in awe of all that Blizzard has stood for and delivered to the world for over thirty years. Right this moment additionally brings some combined feelings. The lack of gifted teammates in latest days is difficult to carry side-by-side with the immense pleasure I really feel about becoming a member of Blizzard – and constructing on the momentum you’ve created for Blizzard’s subsequent chapter.”
She continued: “I’m dedicated to doing every part I can to assist Blizzard thrive, with care and consideration for you and for our video games, every distinctive and particular in their very own proper. I’m optimistic about our potential to serve our present and future participant communities, and to additional amplify the shared ardour for greatness, polish, and inventive mastery that could be a hallmark of Blizzard’s method to game-making.”
Faries replaces Mike Ybarra, who introduced his departure from the corporate final week.