EA Loses to Time Warner Cable in the ‘Worst Company in America’ Poll
In a bigger upset than anything that’s happened during March Madness, 2-time reigning winner EA has lost out to Time Warner Cable in Consumerist’s Worst Company in America poll, which is voted on by the public. It was a close race, with Time Warner garnering 51.2% of the vote and EA 48.8%, but EA’s bid to win a third straight Golden Poo has officially come to end.
Consumerist gave a brief overview of this match-up:
Despite its cock-up of the Battlefield 4 and Titanfall releases, EA just didn’t have the all-out support that it had received in the previous two tournaments. And while Time Warner Cable has always merited a spot in the WCIA brackets, the company’s pending merger with former WCIA champ Comcast undoubtedly played into readers’ voting decisions. Judging by the absolute crushing that Comcast brought down on Yahoo in its first round match, there is a lot of hatred out there for the nation’s largest cable/Internet provider, and today’s TWC result confirms that voters are more than happy to spread that hate around.
This result will be great news for Peter Moore, who said after winning the Golden Poo last year, “Here’s my response to this poll: We can do better. We will do better. But I am damn proud of this company, the people around the globe who work at EA, the games we create and the people that play them.”
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