A management shuffle at King sees the departure of co-founder Sebastian Knutssen

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A whole lot of information airtime has been devoted to the continued points at Activision Blizzard, however valuable little has been written in regards to the third member of ABK trifecta: Candy Crush Saga creator King. The firm goes by way of its personal modifications for the time being, although none fairly as controversial as Activision, with a reshuffling of its govt suite.

King is quickly to have a brand new president and CCO, in keeping with a press launch at the moment. Humam Sakhnini will probably be stepping down as president, to be succeeded by Tjodolf Sommestad, whereas firm co-founder Sebastian Knutssen will probably be leaving his submit of Chief Creative Officer to be able to “focus more on personal charitable work.” Sakhnini will work intently with Sommestad, a King veteran who beforehand held the place of Chief Development Officer, throughout the transition interval till the top of March. Knutssen joins fellow co-founder Ricardo Zacconi in stepping down from King’s board of executives, who stepped down as chairman in 2020.

Acquired by Activision Blizzard in 2015, King supplied an entry level for the corporate into the profitable world of cell gaming, one thing that has confirmed a fairly good funding with the success of titles like Call of Duty Mobile. King itself has finished nicely out of the deal too, boasting working earnings of over $1 billion final 12 months in keeping with its newest monetary outcomes.