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Pokimane Calls On Streamers Not To Play Activision Blizzard Games

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Pokimane Calls On Streamers Not To Play Activision Blizzard Games

Twitch star Imane 'Pokimane' Anys is the latest in a long line of notable industry figures to take Activision Blizzard to task over recent allegations.

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The popular streamer has called on fellow content creators to stay away from games like Call Of Duty: Vanguard and World Of Warcraft, with the crucial caveat that only those in a financially stable enough position to avoid such games should do so.

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Earlier this year, Activision Blizzard was hit with multiple lawsuits that alleged a toxic work environment and abuse from many of the company's higher ups. This led to organized action from Activision staffers campaigning for a better workplace, and a number of deeply concerning reports detailing much of the harassment and inappropriate behaviour that led to the lawsuits in the first place.

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Mere months into these ongoing legal battles, it emerged that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of much of the abuse going on at his company, and actively worked to save one male colleague's job after he was accused of harassment.

Needless to say, Activision Blizzard is not a popular place right now. The company has been called out by Nintendo, PlayStation, and Microsoft, with many calling for Kotick's immediate removal. At the time of writing, this has yet to happen.

During a recent stream, Anys made her feelings clear on the current situation regarding Activision Blizzard games.

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“I think if you are a financially well-off streamer, you just f**kin’ shouldn’t,” she said simply. “However, I do understand that some people may be in a situation where their income is heavily based around a Blizzard game. But I think in that case, they should still be extremely vocal about how they’re against this if they are still gonna play their game.”

Anys hasn't publicly played an Activision Blizzard game since the news of the initial lawsuit broke back in July.

Featured Image Credit: Activision/Pokimane via Twitch

Topics: Call Of Duty, Activision

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