Mass Layoffs at PDP, Team AGE Shutdown

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Accessory maker PDP (Performance Designed Products), sponsor of Team AGE (Afterglow Elite), conducted a mass layoff yesterday, gutting marketing, operations, product development, and other divisions. Several vice presidents and up to 30 other staff have been fired, a considerable reduction of the staff the company holds, indicating questionable corporate health. Sources suggest the struggling accessory maker will also shutter the AGE fighting team, liquidating a strong roster of players a day after the EVO championships. Word from internal sources suggest severely demoralized staff have long been burdened by an oppressive working environment and upper management incompetence. An official statement from the company has yet to be released, likely due to turmoil following the staff reduction. Long term viability of the ailing accessory maker is in question following this retreat from consumer outreach and participation in the FGC.

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  • ifbpwnstarifbpwnstar Captain 'Murica Walking Wiki Joined: Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭
    PDP hasn't really done well making good products. The MK stick is one of the worst sticks you can buy and completely missed the mark trying to recreate the classic layout and ignoring modern ergonomics and japanese > american standards when entering the tournament stick market.
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  • PerthoPertho The Runed One Joined: Posts: 13,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh fuck:

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    I'm going home today as (blank) fanatiq feels kinda weird but I will press on.
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  • AvariceXAvariceX Joined: Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭✭
    Not that I'm doubting the news but, source?
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  • Negative-Zer0Negative-Zer0 Joined: Posts: 6,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like triforce is gonna try for chris g again. maybe even fanatiq
    If everyone else could move upwards socially, so can blacks. They are just dumb.

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  • PerthoPertho The Runed One Joined: Posts: 13,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AvariceX wrote: »
    Not that I'm doubting the news but, source?

    https://twitter.com/MrFanatiq

    Ronin Chaos on Pertho:

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    jimmy1200 wrote: »
    pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
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  • YannickYannick #ElenaTwerkTeam Joined: Posts: 4,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sources suggest

    Lay em on me.
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  • TheBlackroseTheBlackrose This ends now! Indignation! Joined: Posts: 355
    edited July 2013
    Pertho wrote: »
    AvariceX wrote: »
    Not that I'm doubting the news but, source?

    https://twitter.com/MrFanatiq

    That's just speculation based on one twitter post. I'll wait for the articles from business sources.
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  • EsportsOfSarusEsportsOfSarus Knight of the Sarus Kingdom Joined: Posts: 316
    Did the results at EVO really make or break the business?
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  • YannickYannick #ElenaTwerkTeam Joined: Posts: 4,265 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2013
    Doubtful, but it seems this is more or less legit as things are surfacing.

    I guess I'll just wait for an article about it from here on out. Hope the AGE members can fund themselves for the future, especially Romance.

    Guess they'll have to be wearing that S(elf)S(ponsored) tag for the near future. :D
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  • NickRocksNickRocks MvC2 sucks Joined: Posts: 16,403 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fanatiq will def get picked up by somebody.

    EG Fanatiq? (taitos old av)
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  • richardheadrichardhead Joined: Posts: 1
    Chopchoponion wetarded.
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  • Sith_ProbeSith_Probe Joined: Posts: 38
    Man I didn't realize the whole business was restructuring.
    BibleThump oh no! Our heroes! Now WTF does the FGC do? Wasn't that like one of 6 legitimate teams? Aren't the other ones more like clubs (without sponsorship?)
    Why can't we get the paper for our best players?
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  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 12,012 mod
    I vote that we ask Capcom to add an extra buck to the cost of the Ultra SF4 expansion and use that tourney purposes.
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  • d3vd3v Slide Grab Gyakunitaku Kick Joined: Posts: 27,810 mod
    If only PDP actually made decent fighting game peripherals.

    Instead, we got a common ground pad that is, surprisingly enough impossible to dual mod for some unknown reason. Then there's the stick that they just outsourced to Qanba that had mediocre Qanba parts instead of legit Sanwa or Seimitsu ones that they sold for $150.

    smh
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