In the whole story of Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, perhaps the least heard part so far is the publisher in question, so it’s interesting to comment. CCO of Activision Blizzard Whoever reports it “will not hesitate to fight” To protect the purchase.
Indeed, the discussion focused on the acquisition of Activision Blizzard has so far mainly involved Microsoft and Sony, as we also saw recently with the release of official documents sent to the CMA. In this case, however, we’re dealing with some pretty combative tweets from Lulu Cheng Meservey, Activision Blizzard’s EVP of Corporate Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
I see a lot of speculation about Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard,” the executive wrote.Any claim that the transaction may have anti-competitive effects is without merit🇧🇷 This acquisition will benefit gamers and the video game industry in the United States, especially now that we are facing Tougher competition from foreign companies🇧🇷
Then he ups the ante, showing a bit of a combative attitude: “We’re ready to work with regulators around the world to get the transaction done, but We will not hesitate to fight to protect the purchaseif necessary”.
We are committed to continuing to work with regulators around the world to get the transaction done, but will not hesitate to fight to secure the transaction if necessary.
— Lulu Cheng Meservey (@lulumeservey) November 24, 2022
Activision Blizzard’s CCO is likely referring to the idea that the FTC is going to file a lawsuit against Microsoft to block the acquisition, but it’s interesting to note how the move is being viewed in a positive light by people working inside the publisher. Previously, the large CWA union also advocated for a takeover on behalf of Activision Blizzard workers, indicating that the move is not in any way viewed as a potential harm to employees, at least at this point.
As such, Activision is prepared to go to court, if necessary, to approve the acquisition.