The Call of Duty franchise has a new top executive. Johanna Faries, a former executive at the NFL, is now the general manager of Call of Duty for Activision. Faries has been the Commissioner of Call of Duty eSports since 2018, and she became SVP, Head of Leagues from October 2020. She is maintaining those roles in addition to her new duties as overall GM.
Faries replaces former GM Byron Beede who is leaving Activision after 19 years.
According to Game Informer, Faries’ new position as GM of Call of Duty sees her overseeing the entire Call of Duty franchise. She also remains the head of Activision Blizzard eSports leagues, covering other franchises as well such as Overwatch.
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