Blizzard sperrt Hearthstone-Profi, der "Freiheit für Hongkong" fordert und löst gigantischen Shitstorm aus. Blizzard hat einen E-Sportler aus. Hongkong-Kontroverse: US-Politiker schreiben kritischen Brief an Blizzard. US-Politiker kritisieren Blizzards Entscheidung, einen E-Sportler aus. Wegen Solidarität mit Hongkong Spielehersteller Blizzard sperrt E-Sport-Profi. Während der Live-Übertragung eines E-Sport-Wettbewerbs.
Blizzard-Präsident entschuldigt sich für Hong Kong-VorfallHongkong-Kontroverse: US-Politiker schreiben kritischen Brief an Blizzard. US-Politiker kritisieren Blizzards Entscheidung, einen E-Sportler aus. Die Kritik an Blizzard nimmt weiter zu, nachdem der Publisher die politische Stellungnahme eines Hearthstone-Profis sanktionierte. Gerade hatte Blizzard die Bestrafung eines für Hongkong protestierenden eSportlers gemildert, jetzt sperrt der Verleger erneut Spieler!
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Implications of this will be felt long after everyone in U. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon; Sen.
Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas; Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texa; Rep. Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Wisconsin; and Rep.
Tom Malinowski, a Democrat from New Jersey signed the letter calling Blizzard's decision to ban Blitzchung "disappointing.
US game companies such as Blizzard, which is a subsidy of Activision Blizzard, have been working to penetrate the market by partnering with Chinese game companies to release their games.
They clearly want to be bigger there. The mobile version of the popular first-person-shooter game came out Oct.
Activision Blizzard is seeking approval from the Chinese government to release Call of Duty Mobile in the country. Tencent also has a 4.
In January, Blizzard renewed its partnership until with NetEase , the second-biggest Chinese game company. At Blizzcon , Diablo Immortal made its debut, and fans of the series weren't happy that the franchise would go mobile.
An anonymous developer at the company told Gamasutra "essentially it exists because we've heard that China really wants it. The timing of this situation couldn't be worse for Blizzard.
Its fan event, Blizzcon, was on Nov. Last year's event left a bad taste among fans when the developer announced Diablo Immortal , a mobile version of its popular dungeon-crawler franchise.
Blizzard has yet to make any notable changes to the event or schedule. The developer also has a big release set on Oct.
The store's Twitter account announced the cancellation. Blizzard has yet to provide a comment on why it decided to cancel it.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. According to the translation, the event will be rescheduled at a later time.
No reason was given on the postponement, but the comments were filled with support for the Hong Kong protests.
At the opening cermonies at Blizzcon on Nov. Censoring a professional player for expressing support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong — and seizing his money — is way over the line.
Blizzard is throwing its lot in with an authoritarian state, acting as an international agent of its repressive apparatus in opposition to fundamental human rights.
An organized boycott targeting Blizzard is also a relatively rare opportunity for ordinary citizens around the world to help out the Hong Kong protestors working to protect their democratic system.
Punishing Blizzard for its behavior could help send a signal to other companies that acting as agents of the Chinese state carries a cost and that they need to think carefully before throwing Hong Kong under the bus.
Just yesterday, the NBA issued a statement distancing itself from Daryl Morey , the general manager of the Houston Rockets, after he tweeted support for the Hong Kong protestors.
The team is reportedly considering firing him in order to placate Chinese authorities and protect NBA investments there.
The league is facing a bipartisan political backlash as a result; Sen. 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.
Implications of this will be felt long after everyone in U. Various bronze plaques bearing inspirational inscriptions are set into the concrete around the statue.
Beijing banned South Park after it mocked the country , and stopped streaming pre-season NBA games after the general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted a message of support for Hong Kong protesters.
Tencent, a Chinese video game developer, owns a 4. Instead of WoW cosplay, Eric was sporting a mask as worn by Hong Kong protesters to shield their faces from tear gas and facial recognition.
Eric has joined the protest group Gamers for Freedom , which he discovered though YouTube. I want businesses to listen to us, and know there are consequences when they make decisions.
For the past month, the US game developer Blizzard has been engulfed in a political controversy. Disgruntled staff covered the signs on the company campus that expressed its devotion to creative freedom.
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.Dies zeigt sich vor allem auf reddit — zeitweise war Spielregel Kniffel das Blizzard Subreddit auf privat gestelltwie Eurogamer berichtete. Auf die miese Stimmung in der Community hatte die Stellungnahme bislang jedoch kaum einen positiven Effekt, im Gegenteil. Allen Brack erklärte die Haltung seines Unternehmens in einem schriftlichen Statement. Navigating the Chinese market is difficult for major companies and requires some necessary tradeoffs. Asia Global. Expand the sub menu VIP.