Call of Duty went mobile and fans responded in droves. The game was downloaded over 100 million times in the first week after release, shattering previous records. They did those numbers without a Chinese release, despite the game being developed by a Chinese company owned by Tencent.
These are the business deals that contributed to Activision Blizzard's heavy-handed punishment of a Hearthstone pro earlier in the week which has led to widespread community protests.
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