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Kotick Reportedly Ignoring Activision's Problems, Employees Irritated

Adrian Werner, 24 January 2022, 11:53

The video conference for Activision Blizzard employees did not go as planned. Contrary to promises, CEO Bobby Kotick did not address questions from subordinates, and the entire event was actually ended sooner than scheduled.

Bobby Kotick Considered Buying Kotaku and PC Gamer, Rumor Claims

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 January 2022, 12:34

Before the announcement of the Activision Blizzard acquisition by Microsoft, Bobby Kotick was said to have been considering his own purchases. According to rumors, the CEO suggested improving the company's image - by buying Kotaku and PC Gamer.

Kotick May Leave as Activision Blizzard's CEO; Schreier on Employee Reactions

Agnes Adamus, 19 January 2022, 12:47

There have been reports that Bobby Kotick may leave his position as CEO of Activision Blizzard. This is expected to happen after the completion of the company's acquisition by Microsoft.

Activision Blizzard Laid Off Nearly 40 Employees in Wake of Scandals

Adrian Werner, 18 January 2022, 16:01

Activision Blizzard has laid off nearly 40 employees involved in mobbing and sexual harassment scandals, reports Wall Street Journal.

Bobby Kotick Second Top-paid CEO of 2020 in Gaming Industry

Miriam Moszczynska, 14 January 2022, 14:56

The creator of Games One has collected data on the richest CEOs in the video game industry. Surprisingly, Bobby Kotick is not the king of the list.

CoD: Vanguard Devs on Activision Blizzard Scandals

Hubert Sledziewski, 24 December 2021, 14:10

Treyarch Studio, the creators of the Zombie mode for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Black Ops - Cold War, referred to the scandals surrounding Activision Blizzard. The developers want to start 2022 with a clean slate.

Activision Blizzard Scrutinized by State Authorities

Michael Zegar, 02 December 2021, 21:14

Activision Blizzard's case is getting more and more dicey. State treasurers who own shares in the company have expressed a desire to meet with its board of directors. It seems that the drastic drop in the California publisher's stock price has caught their attention.

Nintendo of America Head Joins Activision Critics

ZieZie, 23 November 2021, 20:24

The CEO of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser, condemns the current situation at Activision. For this reason, the latter company plans to create a Workplace Responsibility Committee.

Bobby Kotick Doesn't Rule Out Leaving Activision Blizzard

Michael Zegar, 22 November 2021, 11:25

Bobby Kotick allegedly admitted in a recent meeting with Activision Blizzard executives that he might consider resigning from his position. Additionally, exes have reportedly expressed concerns about the satisfaction of their employees should Kotick remain.

Bobby Kotick Loses Support; Phil Spencer and Microsoft Join Activision Blizzard's Criticizers

Przemyslaw Dygas, 19 November 2021, 12:29

Another controversy related to mobbing in Activision Blizzard begins to affect relations with other companies. Xbox, for example, is set to evaluate its relationship with the publisher.

PlayStation Boss Criticises Activision's Response to Sexual Harassment Scandal

Adrian Werner, 18 November 2021, 14:08

In a letter to employees, Jim Ryan, the head of PlayStation, criticized the way Activision Blizzard responded to the sexual harassment scandal.

Bobby Kotick Said to Have Hushed Down Scandals at Activision Blizzard; Board Has His Back [UPDATED]

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2021, 16:58

A Wall Street Journal article has sparked another Activision-related scandal. It claims CEO Bobby Kotick was said to silence sexual harassment cases in the company. Employees are demanding that he be fired, but the board stands behind him. Instead, the publisher got rid of the co-founder of Treyarch.

Bobby Kotick Wants His Salary Reduced to Legal Minimum

Adrian Werner, 29 October 2021, 17:39

Activision's CEO will be earning significantly less. Bobby Kotick has asked to reduce his salary to the minimum allowed by law. He also revealed a plan to prevent cases of bullying and sexual harassment in his company.

Activision Blizzard Targeted by SEC; Kotick to Testify

Przemyslaw Dygas, 21 September 2021, 11:47

More and more problems for Activision Blizzard. The company is being examined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the company's chief legal officer has left the company.

Bobby Kotick Responds to Employee Frustration; Changes Announced in Activision Blizzard

Przemyslaw Dygas, 28 July 2021, 12:31

Bobby Kotick has addressed the scandals that have recently engulfed Activision Blizzard. The head of the company announced changes to eliminate harassment and discrimination issues.

Activision Wants All of Its Big IPs to be Like Call of Duty

Adrian Werner, 05 May 2021, 15:13

Activision's Bobby Kotick has stated that the publisher's big brands will be developed following the Call of Duty formula in the future.

Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick Agrees to 50% Salary Cut

Angelika Kaldus, 29 April 2021, 17:27

Bobby Kotick agrees to cut his salary and annual bonus by 50%. Activision Blizzard's CEO will stay in his position until at least March 31, 2023.

Activision Blizzard Investors Concerned About Bobby Kotick's Bonuses

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 March 2021, 14:47

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick will receive further bonuses despite continuing layoffs at the company. The situation has the investors worried.

Blizzard - Frustrated Employees Fight for Higher Wages

Bart Swiatek, 04 August 2020, 12:12

Employees of Blizzard Entertainment, reached by journalist Jason Schreier from Bloomberg Technology, complain about the amount of wages in the studio. A sheet is circulating around the company, in which people write their salaries anonymously. One employedd also added the remuneration the company's CEO, Bobby Kotick.

Activision Blizzard - CEO's Bonus Sparks Controversy

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 June 2020, 14:31

Activision Blizzard shareholders made an appeal in connection with the proposal of another bonus for Bobby Kotik. Their case is that the CEO's bonus is much too high for his achievements and in the context of mass layoffs in 2019.

Activision Blizzard: There is no Place For Politics in Our Games

Julia Dragovic, 20 November 2019, 22:47

Bobby Kotick, president of Activision Blizzard, gave an interview in which he stated that his games should not be a platform for expressing political views, but a place for good fun.

US Congress Representatives Send a Letter to Activision Blizzard CEO

Michael Kulakowski, 19 October 2019, 18:47

Several US congressmen and senators have drawn up an official letter warning Blizzard of the consequences of its recent actions, favouring China's political line and punishing those who support democratic protests in Hong Kong.

Activision and EA Chairmen Among Most Overpaid CEOs of 2019

Konrad Serafinski, 23 February 2019, 23:59

Activision Blizzard's Bobby Kotick and Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson are on the list of 100 most overpaid CEOs of 2019. The list was prepared and published by the As You Sow website.

Game Workers Unite Demands Bobby Kotick's Resignation

Jakub Mirowski, 16 February 2019, 18:15

A web petition was started, aiming to make Bobby Kotick, the CEO of Activision Blizzard, after the company announced a lay-off of almost 800 employees a few days ago.