Worst Company In America Semifinals: EA Vs. Ticketmaster

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The last duel before the WCIA Final Fracas of Fury features the reigning tournament champ squaring off against a longtime contender with dreams of Golden Poo glory in its head.

EA is only two victories away from making WCIA history, with a shot at becoming the first former champ to take home a second championship. Judging by its performance in the tournament thus far, a return to finals seems quite possible.

Just ask Anheuser-Busch InBev, which is now muttering in slurred Belgian, English, and Portuguese after EA opened up a keg of why-even-show-up on the company in the first round. Or the billionaire nerds at Facebook, who could only poke and like as EA handed out swirly after swirly in the second round. Let’s not forget big, bad AT&T, which heard EA was really into video games and made assumptions about its strength. Boy did AT&T regret that.

As long as Ticketmaster and its deadly array of fees continue to make consumers scream in vain, it will likely have a spot in the WCIA brackets. But can it ever actually win the competition? It came close once in 2010, only to lose out to Comcast, and hasn’t made it past the semifinals since.

Ticketmaster’s had a relatively easy path to the semis in 2012, beating out companies that are widely hated but not necessarily household names, like Equifax and Sallie Mae. Its closest match so far came in the quarterfinals, when it managed to eke out a victory over headline-grabbing, Poop Cruise-operating Carnival. That slim margin of victory doesn’t bode well for Ticketmaster’s chances against a juggernaut like EA.

But you never know. The decision is up to you, the readers of Consumerist. Vote now or forever hold your peace (at least until next season).

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This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2013 series. The companies competing for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. See the entire WCIA 2013 bracket HERE.