Activision Blizzard halts sales in Russia. Company president and COO Daniel Alegre confirmed the news in a new press release. He says the company is “matching employee donations 2:1 to organizations providing immediate relief in the region’s region. This effort has raised “over $300,000” to charities, he says. It is the latest in a series of updates and ceasing of sales from tech companies and game developers over the Ukraine crisis. Microsoft, CD Projekt RED and Bloober Team have also stopped sales in the Russian region over the crisis in recent days. The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 developers have also pulled out of Russia in recent weeks. In the past, ESL has suspended Russian esports teams and tournaments. . . .