Bobby Kotik says he could consider resigning as CEO of Activation Blizzard if he can’t resolve the company’s cultural issues quickly enough. According to Kotik held a meeting with senior leadership of Blizzard Entertainment last week where he said he was “ashamed” of what had happened in the studio during his tenure as CEO. He is thought to have survived an earlier attempt to oust him following Mr Jiang’s intervention. According to JournalKotik left the possibility of resignation “open” if he could not solve the company’s problems “with speed”.
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Since then, calls for Kotik’s resignation have grown The Wall Street Journal It was alleged last week that he was aware of many incidents of sexual misconduct in the company over the years. According to the outlet, Kotik has also been accused of abusing women, including an episode involving a voicemail in which he threatened to kill his assistant.
After the report came out on November 16, the staff of Activation Blizzard And later Kotik has called for the removal of the company’s CEO. Since then, a group He also called on Kotik to resign. In the leaked emails, the chiefs And Both said they were concerned about the allegations from the publisher. In the latter case, Phil Spencer told the alleged staff that he was “evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activation Blizzard and making ongoing active coordination.”
A group Kotick does not seem to lose support in Activision Blizzard Board of Directorss same day Journal In its report, the company’s board said it was “confident that Bobby Cotick has properly addressed the issues in his workplace.”
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