Blizzard employees stage walkout over Hearthstone pro-player ban
Blizzard employees stage walkout over Hearthstone pro-player ban
Fortnite developer Epic Games says it will never ban gamers for political speech
12 October, 2019, 19:26
One such post showing a subscription cancellation garnered more than 112,000 upvotes on Reddit, with many other players commenting that they would do the same. Brian Kibler has commentated several official Blizzard tournaments but now he's pulling out of casting this year's Hearthstone Grandmasters finals at BlizzCon. "Revolution of our age!" Blitzchung was also wearing a similar mask when he appeared on the stream.
A proposal by Hong Kong to permit extraditions from the semiautonomous territory to China sparked the protests, which stem from a danger that Beijing's leaders would watch to systematically fetch apart the freedoms promised to Hong Kong when the feeble British colony returned to Chinese opt watch over in 1997.
The move has players like 15-year-old Phoenix Bruneau boycotting the game.
In a livestream on his Twitch channel on Tuesday, he said, "I will say I'm not surprised of (Blizzard's) response".
Phoenix Bruneau, 15, is boycotting Hearthstone. This was what Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai himself thought when he wanted to send a political message through an otherwise peaceful medium.
"I've seen firsthand the corruption of Chinese gaming companies, and I was removed from a company I founded (after Blizzard) for refusing to take a 2-million-dollar kickback bribe to take an investment from China". I will not be a smiling face on camera that tacitly endorses this decision. "I'm not [regretful] of what I said".
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About 30 Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout to protest the company's punishment of a Hong Kong-based esports competitor who made a political statement during a Blizzard event in Taiwan, according to a report from The Daily Beast. My views are my own, and remain unchanged and uninfluenced by this decision or by Blizzard or Hearthstone Esports' actions. In practice, the city of Hong Kong is required by treaty to be autonomous.
Protests in Hong Kong started in June after the government announced criminal suspects would be sent to China for trial.
The original Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong began in 2014, when protesters took to the streets calling for universal suffrage. I know what my poke on [the] circulation methodology.
In the tweet itself, Kern has said, "It's done", accompanied by the hashtag "BoycottBlizzard".
"I didn't expect my comments would make a huge impact", he continued, according to The Guardian. "I think if they don't ... revoke the punishments or just completely undo what they did, they might get some huge backlash". 'Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can't abide by our values.' Protesting employees are also initiating a petition to submit to executives, in which they express their disappointment at how the situation has been handled by its company leaders.
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