Hongkong-Kontroverse: US-Politiker schreiben kritischen Brief an Blizzard. US-Politiker kritisieren Blizzards Entscheidung, einen E-Sportler aus. Blizzard-Präsident J. Allen Brack hat sich zu Beginn der Blizzcon für den Umgang mit der Hongkong-Kontroverse entschuldigt. Bevor das. Wegen Solidarität mit Hongkong Spielehersteller Blizzard sperrt E-Sport-Profi. Während der Live-Übertragung eines E-Sport-Wettbewerbs.
Hongkong-Protest: Blizzard sperrt weitere SpielerHongkong-Kontroverse: US-Politiker schreiben kritischen Brief an Blizzard. US-Politiker kritisieren Blizzards Entscheidung, einen E-Sportler aus. Offizielle 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.
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Blitzchung is still suspended. So too are the two Taiwanese Hearthstone casters who were hosting the stream. In the days following the event, Blizzard Entertainment provided a new comment to the Guardian on the controversy.
The first point is correct. A message from the official Hearthstone account on Chinese social media site Weibo last month, however, appeared to have taken its own political stance.
Blizzard's Chinese Weibo wrote: "We are very angered and disappointed at what happened at the event and do not condone it in any way.
We also highly object the spreading of personal political beliefs in this manner We will always respect and defend the pride of our country.
Brack has since confirmed that this statement was not approved by Blizzard in the US, as its Chinese publishing partner, Netease, has sole control of its Weibo accounts a Chinese partner company is a legal requirement for Blizzard to publish its games in China.
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? Will they never again bow to the will of the Chinese government?
My magic 8-ball says 'ask again later. Fans are mad, U. China using access to market as leverage to crush free speech globally.
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.
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. Allen Brack apologized for how the controversy was handled. However, many criticized the apology for not specifying the actions it took and for not mentioning the company's ties with China.
In an interview with PC Gamer Saturday, Brack confirmed the six-month penalty for both Blitzchung and the casters would not be shortened. He also provided an explanation to the company apology made by on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The pro-China post was not written by his company according to Brack. Instead, it came from NetEase who Blizzard has a partnership with. Game developers shouldn't be able to act as the judge, jury and executioner.
Blitzchung stood up for something he believed in, and we think that deserves recognition. The stream of the event quickly changed camera angles once the sign was shown.
Then on Oct.