The controversy around Activision Blizzard it does not seem to cease. After the accusations issued by many employees and former, a petition against false declarations received by the parent company and much more, it is normal that other companies want to stay away from any plausible pretext or not. The sponsor T-Mobile has in fact decided to withdraw from the championships of call of Duty And Overwatch following the tumultuous vicissitudes related to Activision Blizzard.
As you can see from the image below, during some games the players were even asked to completely obscure any logo related to the brands. In the photo, in fact, we can see a player of the New York Subliners engaged in a game of COD, use duct tape to not show the T-Mobile logo.
With the disappearance of this sponsor, the controversies that have brought Activision Blizzard to the center of the media cyclone of recent weeks, now also in the Esports context, do not subside. One of the most serious accusations undoubtedly stands out for that of the researcher Emily Mitchell (we talk about it in more detail in the following article).
Furthermore, as we said a little while ago, after an initial response from the company, about a thousand employees took action by starting a petition against the company, defining the words used by Activision how “offensive and aberrant “.
In addition to the damage, now also insult, because if the cause for now has been fought on a single front, that is some (many) employees and ex, also the company’s shareholders sued Activision.
In fact, it appears that the company has issued statements “false and misleading”To the shareholders regarding an ongoing investigation, and possible cause, by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The lawsuit claims that Activision Blizzard did not adequately inform shareholders of the two-year survey.
The stock has steadily declined since news of the lawsuit was made public and has currently fallen by over 7% in the past five days. We will see if and when there is the word “end” in what promises to be “a hot summer“. You have read about the possible name change of one of the game characters from Overwatch following the events?