Despite everything, the vast majority of video game companies are having a good year economically. The coronavirus has caused many people to turn to digital leisure as entertainment, increasing the profits of renowned companies such as EA . Even so, the investors of the media giant have voted against their executives receiving a large bonus as compensation for their work, as the media explains in depth Bloomberg .

This information indicates that this decision could have been taken as a kind of «reprimand» towards the aforementioned leaders , who wanted to receive the package of values ​​without having charged the previous one yet. «These bonuses should be infrequent, so receiving several in a short time could be somewhat questionable,» say members of the Institutional Shareholder Services consultancy.

Investors have strongly rejected the bonuses to EA directors A more forceful opinion is that of the advisory group CtW Investment , who say that these multi-million dollar bonuses come after the dismissal of workers . EA has gone too far with its executive pay, racking up exorbitant principal awards. » The payment of the new bonus to EA directors has been rejected with 171 million votes against by 60 million in favor .

As indicated by the aforementioned medium, it is not usual for investors in a company to vote against a company that gives profits. It is something that has only happened in 2.2% of the 3000 most powerful companies in the US this year. Some investors point out that the salary of Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA , is 56% higher than that of the majority of company managers in the United States. If additional payments are added to your salary, it is more than $ 21 million a year. .

It is also true that these additional payments and bonuses have to be due to financial results and EA has increased its value by 34% during the months of the coronavirus . Games like Apex Legends or Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order have been a success, as well as other of their usual sagas such as FIFA. In response to the vote, EA has told Bloomberg that «the board and compensation committee will consider your comments as part of our ongoing evaluation of our compensation programs.»