Die Kritik an Blizzard nimmt weiter zu, nachdem der Publisher die politische Stellungnahme eines Hearthstone-Profis sanktionierte. Jahr wird ein E-Sport-Profi gesperrt, der auf einem Turnier von Blizzard mit einem Ausruf für die Protestbewegung in Hongkong gekämpft hatte. Blizzard sperrt Hearthstone-Profi, der "Freiheit für Hongkong" fordert und löst gigantischen Shitstorm aus. Blizzard hat einen E-Sportler aus.
Hongkong-Protest: Blizzard sperrt weitere SpielerOffizielle Streams von Gamesturnieren sollen unpolitisch sein, findet Blizzard. Doch die Strafe gegen den Gamer, der Freiheit für Hongkong. Die Kritik an Blizzard nimmt weiter zu, nachdem der Publisher die politische Stellungnahme eines Hearthstone-Profis sanktionierte. Jahr wird ein E-Sport-Profi gesperrt, der auf einem Turnier von Blizzard mit einem Ausruf für die Protestbewegung in Hongkong gekämpft hatte.
Blizzard Hongkong Why are gamers protesting Blizzard? VideoBlizzard [email protected]#!ed Up Blizzard-Präsident J. Allen Brack hat sich zu Beginn der Blizzcon für den Umgang mit der Hongkong-Kontroverse entschuldigt. Bevor das. Gerade hatte Blizzard die Bestrafung eines für Hongkong protestierenden eSportlers gemildert, jetzt sperrt der Verleger erneut Spieler! Offizielle Streams von Gamesturnieren sollen unpolitisch sein, findet Blizzard. Doch die Strafe gegen den Gamer, der Freiheit für Hongkong. Hongkong-Kontroverse: US-Politiker schreiben kritischen Brief an Blizzard. US-Politiker kritisieren Blizzards Entscheidung, einen E-Sportler aus.
1 Satz 1 Blizzard Hongkong. - Blizzard im Verbannungswahn: US-Senatoren schreiten einBlizzard-Präsident Jay Allen Brack verkündete letzte Woche, dass die Suspendierung von Chung auf nur Hot Fruits Monate reduziert wird und ihm das Preisgeld nun doch zusteht, das Blizzard ursprünglich zurückgehalten hatte.
Here's IGN's translation:. The players involved will be banned, and the commentators involved will be immediately terminated from any official business.
Also, we will protect [or safeguard] our national dignity [or honor]. He said China "had no influence on our decision.
Blitzchung's ban has been reduced to six months from 12, and he'll receive his winnings from his recent tournament victory. The casters who conducted the postgame interview will also have a six-month ban.
After Blizzard reconsidered its punishment, Bliztchung released a statement via Twitter on Oct. He said he appreciates his reduced penalty, but he now questions his future with Hearthstone.
Honestly, I have no idea on that yet. I will take this time to relax myself to decide if I am staying in the competitive Hearthstone scene or not.
Blitzchung also said he would be careful expressing his opinion and showing support for the Hong Kong protests in the future. I'm not [regretful] of what I said.
Following the initial announcement about Blitchung's banning, gamers began expressing their disappointment and outrage on Twitter, causing BoycottBlizzard to trend.
Others canceled their subscriptions to World of Warcraft, including former Blizzard developer Mark Kern.
Some also began deleting their Battle. Hearthstone, the competitive card game central to this controversy, has been "review bombed. The Google Play Store , however, appears to have removed the negative reviews for the game.
There are three reviews dated Oct. A screenshot from Oct. Google did implement measures to weaponize reviews last year, which may explain why those reviews disappear after some time.
Another step some are taking is attempting to make Mei -- a Chinese character in Blizzard's popular Overwatch game -- a symbol of the Hong Kong protest.
The hope is that the Chinese government will take note of the character's usage in protests and therefore ban the game.
In the wake of the backlash, a website called Gamers for Freedom went up. The group says "it's outrageous to think that an American company would take away your money and your job simply because you want to be free from oppression.
The organization behind the site, the nonprofit activist group Fight for the Future , held a protest at the company's fan convention set for Nov.
It passed out free t-shirts with the slogan "Mei with Hong Kong" on it. As for the event itself, there were few public protests made during the various panels with the exception of a couple of people saying "free Hong Kong" during one panel's QA session.
Gamers aren't the only ones upset over Blizzard's actions. Not everyone at Blizzard agrees with what happened.
Both the "Think Globally" and "Every Voice Matters" values have been covered up by incensed employees this morning. Dozens of employees also staged a walkout in protest , according to the Daily Beast.
Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email. Blitzchung, the Hong Kong based player at the center of the Blizzard controversy. This is a big deal.
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The Latest. By Aaron Rupar. By German Lopez. We failed in our purpose. And for that, I'm sorry, and I accept accountability" pic. Said one user: "amount of times J Allen Brack mentioned Hong Kong or China for why in this context all esports players should have the right of free speech and expression: 0.
Another user wrote: "This is not an apology. Once again, just like in the original statement Blizzard made, they're not apologizing for punishing Blitzchung, they're apologizing for 'moving too quickly,' and taking too long to make an official statement.
Still another said: "His long flowing locks aside, what does this even mean? The censorship of human life is indefensible.
Activision Blizzard is less than a month from Blizzcon, an annual convention it puts on to showcase new games and celebrate its fans.
Some fans are talking about boycotting the convention, others are planning to stage a protest. Some of most dedicated Activision Blizzard fans feel betrayed.
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