More than 100 Apex Legends QA Testers Have Allegedly Been Laid Off by EA over Zoom Call

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
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According to a news report from Kotaku, EA has laid off over 100 Apex Legends quality assurance employees over a Zoom call meeting.

Electronic Arts, or EA, is the global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA has entertained about 600 million players around the globe with its innovative games, cutting-edge services, and powerful technologies.

The multi-billion dollar company has published many big titles such as FIFA, Battlefield, Sims, Apex Legends, and more. More than 35 physical facilities are under the company located in 4 different regions throughout the world.

On February 28, 2023, news from Kotaku reported that EA had terminated more than 100 Apex Legends QA testers from the Baton Rogue facility on Louisiana. The employees were laid off without prior notice and through an urgent Zoom call, as the report suggests.

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Over 100 Apex QA Testers Got Laid Off With No Prior Notice

According to Kotaku, “QA testers, who were all on contractors, were invited to an unscheduled mandatory Zoom meeting at 8 a.m. CT today, and encouraged to join from their personal smartphone or computer. According to three sources, who wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak to press, management at the Baton Rouge studio laid off the entire testing staff.”

Although the sources suggested that the terminated employees would receive 60 days severance, the actual loss for the employees remain more significant than that. The report also suggests that the full-time supervisors weren’t given advance time to prepare for their regular operations.

Only a few days back, EA announced that the company would sunset the game very soon. And now, the news of the termination of over 100 QA testers has alarmed the fans about the game’s future. Nonetheless, EA is yet to make any official announcement regarding this.

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By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.