Activision Blizzard stops sales in Russia. esports news

Activision Blizzard has decided to stop selling its games in Russia. The company also published a great message in which it expressed its support for the Ukrainian people.

Throughout the past week, we have been following the news from Ukraine and the worsening humanitarian crisis. Our company’s commitment is to help those affected by this horrific violence and to provide assistance in any way possible.

Today we are announcing that Activision Blizzard will suspend sales of our games in Russia for the duration of this conflict. We will continue to look for ways to support the Ukrainian people. I want to assure you that the safety of our employees is the top priority of our management. We are doing everything we can to help employees and their families who have been directly affected by this tragedy.

We would like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible work of our team in supporting the Ukrainian people. The company sends employee donations to organizations that provide immediate relief in the region. Together we have raised over $300,000 through this effort. Next week, we plan to add additional charities to choose from and increase the company’s donation limit from $1,000 to $10,000.

We would also like to applaud the tremendous contribution of our colleagues in Poland, where people have volunteered their time to help Ukrainian refugees and others in need. We continue to work with them to find ways to further contribute to these efforts. We stand with the Ukrainian people and will provide updates on any new actions we take.

Earlier, Polish studios CD Projekt RED and Bloober Team announced that they would stop selling their titles in Russia and Belarus. In addition, Electronic Arts has suspended the sale of its games and content in Russia and Belarus.