No. 38 — Bobby Kotick
COURTESY OF ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
CHANGE FROM 2016: +4
Kotick has put his personal reputation on the line with the Overwatch League, an audacious attempt to build a major esports property around a video game that’s just 18 months old. No single person has done more to draw attention and money to professional gaming.
The industry — and its new investors — urgently need him to succeed.