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Johanna Faries

  • Age
    37
  • Title
    Commissioner of Call of Duty e-sports league
  • Company
    ActivisionBlizzard

Industry: Entertainment

Johanna Faries heads Activision Blizzard’s second major e-sports league, built around Call of Duty, a mega-popular first-person-shooter video game. To understand Call of Duty’s relevance: Activision boasted in a press release at the start of the year the game has “generated more revenue than the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the box office, and double that of the cumulative box office of Star Wars.” The new league is set to debut next year, with franchises in Atlanta, Dallas, New York City, Paris, and Toronto already announced. Before joining the gaming giant, Faries, a Harvard University alumnus, spent more than a decade at the National Football League, where she focused on business and fan development.

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List Debut
2019