Inside Blizzard’s booze-filled Cosby Suite
More and more stories about the “frat boy” culture at Blizzard Entertainment have surfaced in the last few days, including a Kotaku exposé about the so-called Cosby Suite.
Pictures show Blizzard employees posing with a portrait of disgraced actor Bill Cosby, while others show a considerable stock of alcohol – all accompanied by text messages and group chats revealing a certain lascivious atmosphere.
- Apparently named the Cosby Suite in reference to Bill Cosby
- One source said the room was named after Cosby's Sweatshirts
- Conversation "became increasingly sexualised" over time
- Developers bragged about "bringing hot chixx" to the suite
- Activision Blizzard ‘made aware’ of the suite in June 2020
Annual event: Former Blizzard employee Alex Afrasiabi was often involved in the Cosby Suite, which became a BlizzCon tradition and served as an "informal networking" event for staff and fans.
Frat culture: An internal chat group known as the "BlizzCon Cosby Crew" offers another glimpse into the "frat boy" work environment which caused the state of California to file a lawsuit against Blizzard.