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CEO

Bobby Kotick

CEO Approval Rating

76/100

Founded:

2008

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Activision Blizzard's company profile
Bobby Kotick's photo - CEO of Activision Blizzard

Bobby Kotick

CEO

76/100
9,900
$42.5M
$8.9B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Ubisoft logo
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Yves Guillemot

Co-Founder & CEO

97/100
19,000
$159.8M
$2.5B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - EA logo
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Andrew Wilson

CEO

79/100
9,700
$2.2M
$5.7B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Rockstar Games logo
Sam Houser's photo - President of Rockstar Games

Sam Houser

President

90/100
2,537
- -
$1B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Nintendo logo
Shuntaro Furukawa's photo - President & CEO of Nintendo

Shuntaro Furukawa

President & CEO

73/100
6,574
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$16B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Rovio logo
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Alexandre Pelletier Normand

CEO

74/100
487
$76M
$343.6M
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Gameloft logo
Stephane Roussel's photo - Chairman & CEO of Gameloft

Stephane Roussel

Chairman & CEO

70/100
4,600
$29.5M
$290M
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Epic Games logo
Timothy Dean Sweeney's photo - Co-Founder & CEO of Epic Games

Timothy Dean Sweeney

Co-Founder & CEO

100/100
1,000
$4.4B
$5.1B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Riot Games logo
Nicolo Laurent's photo - CEO of Riot Games

Nicolo Laurent

CEO

94/100
4,000
$21M
$2B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Sega logo
Ian Curran's photo - President of Sega

Ian Curran

President

82/100
5,000
- -
$1.9B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Take-Two Interactive logo
Strauss Zelnick's photo - Chairman & CEO of Take-Two Interactive

Strauss Zelnick

Chairman & CEO

95/100
4,894
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$3.4B
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Atari logo
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Wade J. Rosen

CEO

83/100
22
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$26.5M
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Activision Blizzard's Competitor - Seagate logo
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Dave Mosley

CEO

77/100
40,500
$870M
$10.7B
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Ubisoft is seen as one of Activision Blizzard's biggest rivals. Ubisoft is headquartered in Carentoir, Brittany, and was founded in 1986. Like Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft also works within the Gaming sector. Ubisoft generates 27% the revenue of Activision Blizzard.

EA is seen as one of Activision Blizzard's top competitors. EA was founded in 1982, and its headquarters is in Redwood City, California. EA operates in the Gaming industry. EA has 1,100 more employees than Activision Blizzard.

Rockstar Games is one of Activision Blizzard's top rivals. Rockstar Games is a Private company that was founded in New York, New York in 1998. Rockstar Games operates in the Gaming industry. Rockstar Games has 7,363 fewer employees vs. Activision Blizzard.

Activision Blizzard Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$8.9B

Activision Blizzard's revenue is the ranked 3rd among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 4.1B. Over the last four quarters, Activision Blizzard's revenue has grown by 17.5%. Specifically, in Q2 2021's revenue was $2.3B; in Q1 2021, it was $2.3B; in Q4 2020, it was $2.4B; in Q3 2020, Activision Blizzard's revenue was $2B.

Activision Blizzard Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
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DESCRIPTION
Major League Gaming Corp.

Jan 2016

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$46M
MLG is a professional eSports organization that provides an online broadcast network for competitive gaming, video streaming, leagues and tournaments.
King.com Limited

Nov 2015

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$5.9B
King develops and publishes video games for web, mobile and social networks.
Ubisoft Leamington

Sep 2008

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undisclosed
FreeStyle Games specializes in developing music-based video games for consoles and computers.
DemonWare Limited

Mar 2007

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$17.6M
DemonWare designs and develops software for games publishers.

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Beenox

May 2005

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that Activision Blizzard has acquired. Activision Blizzard has acquired 5 companies and its latest acquisition was Major League Gaming Corp. in Jan 2016. MLG is a professional eSports organization that provides an online broadcast network for competitive gaming, video streaming, leagues and tournaments.

Activision Blizzard Funding History

Since Activision Blizzard was founded in 2008, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Activision Blizzard has raised $42.5M. Activision Blizzard's funding round was on Dec 1993 for a total of $42.5M

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Dec 1993
$42.5M
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Since Activision Blizzard was founded in 2008, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Activision Blizzard has raised $42.5M. Activision Blizzard's funding round was on Dec 1993 for a total of $42.5M

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Playstudios is a Nevada-based entertainment studio that develops and publishes real-time casino games for PCs and smartphones.
$100M
Jul 02, 2021
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These are all the companies that Activision Blizzard has invested in. Activision Blizzard's latest investment was Playstudios in Jul 02,. Playstudios is a Nevada-based entertainment studio that develops and publishes real-time casino games for PCs and smartphones.

Activision Blizzard News

October 13, 2021GamesIndustry

Communications Workers of America union also objects to EEOC, Activision Blizzard settlement

Union concerned over lack of clarity around process, calls $18 million fund "woefully inadequate"... See more »
October 12, 2021Game Informer

Why California's Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard Could Get More Complicated

After years of investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsui... See more »
October 12, 2021MarketScreener

Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Activision Blizzard, Inc. for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty By Its Board of Directors

(marketscreener.com) NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP, a class a... See more »
October 12, 2021IGN Entertainment

The Activision Blizzard Lawsuits Have Hit a Major Snag

New information linked to the $18 million settlement between Activision Blizzard and the U.S. Equal E... See more »
October 12, 2021EuroGamer

Latest Activision Blizzard legal twist sees California's $18m settlement objection questioned

A new twist in the ongoing and increasingly messy legal situation surrounding Activision Blizzard app... See more »
October 11, 2021WCCFtech

DFEH Accused of Ethics Violations as Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Plunges into Chaos

As the Activision Blizzard lawsuit continues to expose problems regarding the company's unethical wor... See more »
October 8, 2021Axios

California plans to object to Activision settlement

A scrapped settlement could extend the scrutiny Activision faces from myriad investigations and lawsu... See more »

Activision Blizzard Blogs

May 6, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Activision in 2015: The Year So Far and What Lies Ahead

It's only May and 2015 is already shaping up to be a landmark year for games. Last month, we revealed... See more »
April 30, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Save Up to 75% On Activision Games and Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer for Free This Weekend on PC

It's a great time to be a PC gamer. Today, we kicked off the Activision Publisher Weekend sale on Ste... See more »
March 12, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Destiny Wins Best Game at the BAFTA Games Awards

It may only be March, but 2015 is already off to an incredible start. The first DLC pack for Call of ... See more »
March 5, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Activision Blizzard Named One Of Fortune's Best Companies To Work For

I've had an opportunity to meet and work with people across a variety of groups and disciplines here ... See more »
February 11, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Call of Duty, Destiny, Skylanders, and Geometry Wars Nominated for Eight BAFTA Awards

Hot on the heels of last week's DICE Awards, which garnered four awards for Destiny including Best Ac... See more »
January 16, 2015ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, and Skylanders Trap Team Top the Charts for 2014

We're just a few weeks into 2015, and while there are some truly exciting things coming in the year a... See more »
December 5, 2014ACTIVISION BLIZZARD BLOG

Watch The Game Awards 2014 Live Tonight

In celebration of this landmark year in gaming, tonight at 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST, the first-annual Th... See more »

Activision Blizzard Press Releases

October 4, 2021PR-Inside

Last Few Hours for Shareholders to Actively Participate in Activision ...

(PR-inside.com) NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 4, 2021 / Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC noti... See more »
October 3, 2021centralcharts

Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard, Inc. - ATVI

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD 24 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, ... See more »
October 1, 2021PR-Inside

DEADLINE ALERT - Nationally Ranked Shareholder Rights Firm Labaton ...

(PR-inside.com) NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2021 / Labaton Sucharow, a nationally ranked a... See more »
October 1, 2021Business Wire

Activision Blizzard to Release Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results on November 2, 2021

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release it... See more »
September 30, 2021PR-Inside

LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST ATVI, ITRM and WDH - Jakubowitz Law Pursues ...

(PR-inside.com) NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 30, 2021 / Jakubowitz Law announces that securi... See more »
September 28, 2021PR-Inside

UPCOMING DEADLINE ALERT - Labaton Sucharow is Investigating Activision ...

(PR-inside.com) NEW YORK, NY ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / Labaton Sucharow, a nationally ranked ... See more »

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Activision Blizzard develops and publishes games for video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices. Activision Blizzard was founded in 2008. Activision Blizzard's headquarters is located in Santa Monica, California, USA 90405. Activision...

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Activision Blizzard's CEO, Bobby Kotick, currently has an approval rating of 76%. Activision Blizzard's primary competitors are Ubisoft, EA & Rockstar Games.

Frequently Asked Questions about Activision Blizzard

  1. When was Activision Blizzard founded?

    Activision Blizzard was founded in 2008
  2. Who is Activision Blizzard's CEO?

    Activision Blizzard's CEO is Bobby Kotick
  3. How much revenue does Activision Blizzard generate?

    Activision Blizzard generates $8.9B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Activision Blizzard have?

    Activision Blizzard has historically raised $42.5M in funding
  5. Where is Activision Blizzard's headquarters?

    Activision Blizzard's headquarters is in Santa Monica California, USA
  1. How many employees does Activision Blizzard have?

    Activision Blizzard has 9,900 employees
  2. What sector does Activision Blizzard operate in?

    Activision Blizzard is in Gaming
  3. Who are Activision Blizzard's competitors?

    Activision Blizzard's top competitors are Ubisoft, EA, Rockstar Games
  4. Who has Activision Blizzard invested in?

    Activision Blizzard's has invested in companies such as Playstudios