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Mike Morhaime became Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment and an executive officer of Activision Blizzard in July 2008 in connection with the combination of Activision with Vivendi Games. In February 1991, Mr. Morhaime co-founded Blizzard Entertainment, now a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard and, along with Activision Publishing, one of their two principal operating units, and transitioned to the role of the company’s President in April 1998. Mr. Morhaime served on the executive committee of Vivendi Games from January 1999, when Blizzard Entertainment became a subsidiary of Vivendi Games, until the consummation of the transaction with Vivendi Games. Mr. Morhaime holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles.
In this session snippet from The Leaders Sport Business event in New York in March 2016, Mike discusses the challenges facing eSports including social perception, broadcasting to the masses and creating an ecosystem for the sport.