Activision CEO to Take Pay Cut, Waive Arbitration in Harassment Claims

Top GamesBobby Kotick, left, has asked Activision Blizzard's board of directors to significantly reduce his salary temporarily. / Kevin Dietsch/GettyImagesActivision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has announced he will take a steep pay cut and waive forced arbitration on sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, or related retaliation.Kotick has been the company's steward since 2008. A pair of court cases and investigations, led by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, have accused Activision Blizzard of a culture rife with sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination. Activision

Astralis actively offer Bubzkji to other organisations – Report

Astralis are actively seeking a transfer for Bubzkji, and have offered him to several organisations since the beginning of October, according to a report by Christian Slot for It had already seemed apparent that Bubzkji's days in the team were numbered, firstly due to reports that surfaced in September that Kristian "⁠k0nfig⁠" Wienecke was nearing a move to Astralis, and then because of his removal from the active lineup for the Major, which was announced at the beginning of October. Read more k0nfig nears Astralis move - Report Astralis

XQc talks Twitch, Overwatch 2, and his move to Los Angeles

XQc is in the City of Angels. The French-Canadian Twitch streamer has left Texas and visited the 100 Thieves’s CashApp compound recently to discuss his life, the Overwatch League, Twitch bans, and his plans for the future. xQc also admitted to Nadeshot and CouRage that he wanted to join 100 Thieves back in 2017. Known as Félix to his family and friends, xQc comes from a humble background. Originally from Laval, Quebec, he grew up without money and worked a range of difficult jobs from brewery janitor and painter to

ALGS coaching rules frustrate, confuse Apex pros

Several pro Apex Legends players expressed frustration and confusion with ALGS coaching rules on social media last night after the day’s Pro League matches broadcast some teams receiving live coaching. Complexity’s Bowen “Monsoon” Fuller started the discussion on Twitter, singling out Cloud9 coach Jamison “PVPX” Moore and posting a video clip of the team’s in-game communication to accompany his tweet. “Since when are coaches allowed to talk MID GAME and influence their teams decisions, rotates, and information?” Monsoon asked. “PVP is literally sitting there calling out edge teams and when

FL1T, almazer and liTTle leave forZe

Evgeny "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev and Almaz "⁠almazer⁠" Asadullin have today been removed from forZe's active roster, it was announced via Twitter, the former being moved to inactive status and the latter listed for transfer. The announcement stated that coach Anatoliy "⁠liTTle⁠" Yashin would also be leaving the team. The news comes off the back of a mixed year for the Russian squad, who have seen highs such as winning Spring Sweet Spring back in May and their unexpected ESL Pro League showing, but they recently failed to qualify for the Stockholm

Xyp9x re-signs with Astralis until 2025: “I can now use all my energy and focus to get the team back where we belong”

Astralis have announced that Andreas "⁠Xyp9x⁠" Højsleth has signed a new contract with the organization, extending his current deal with the team until 2025. He is the second Astralis player to ink an extension with the organization recently, joining Lukas "⁠gla1ve⁠" Rossander in the Danish powerhouse's long-term vision after the in-game leader signed a new three-year deal lasting until mid-2024. Xyp9x has been a part of Astralis since its inception in 2016 The news comes as a surprising turn of events after Xyp9x revealed that his future with Astralis was

poizon and Complexity part ways

Valentin "⁠poizon⁠" Vasilev is no longer a part of Complexity, the Dallas-based organization has announced, ending the 22-year-old's 21-month long tenure with the team and making him a free agent. The move comes after Complexity failed to qualify for PGL Major Stockholm via the Regional Major Ranking leaderboard, finding themselves eliminated from IEM Fall Europe in 17-20th place and firmly out of contention for a Major spot. The team's subsequent appearance in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown was also lacklustre as they narrowly fought past MIBR, only to be crushed

Pokemon GO Stuck on Loading Screen: How to Fix

PokémonSome trainers are experiencing a bug that keeps them stuck on the initial loading screen when booting up Pokemon GO. / Niantic LabsSome trainers are experiencing a bug that keeps them stuck on the initial loading screen when booting up Pokemon GO.This isn’t the first time this bug has appeared in Pokemon GO. In fact, it likely isn’t the first time any player has encountered a similar issue with an online game. Getting stuck in the beginning sign-on and/or starting screens is one of the most common issues most players