Der umstrittene Bann von Hearthstone-Profi blitzchung führte zu einem Boykott von Blizzard, scharfer Kritik von US-Politikern und dem Verlust. 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.
Sport - Blizzard entschuldigt sich für Hongkong-KontroverseWegen Solidarität mit Hongkong Spielehersteller Blizzard sperrt E-Sport-Profi. Während der Live-Übertragung eines E-Sport-Wettbewerbs. Blizzard sperrt Hearthstone-Profi, der "Freiheit für Hongkong" fordert und löst gigantischen Shitstorm aus. Blizzard hat einen E-Sportler aus. Gerade hatte Blizzard die Bestrafung eines für Hongkong protestierenden eSportlers gemildert, jetzt sperrt der Verleger erneut Spieler!
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Sign In Create Account. The company's communities are in chaos and US senators are taking notice, following the suspension of a pro 'Hearthstone' player who declared support for Hong Kong's protest movement.
October 8, , pm. 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. One employee said, "The action Blizzard took against the player was pretty appalling but not surprising.
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. Politicians have also taken note of Blizzard's action.
Ron Wyden , a Democrat from Oregon, tweeted on Oct. Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party.
No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck. China using access to market as leverage to crush free speech globally.
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. Come on guys! I want you guys to do good! Rebecca April May. Fri 8 Nov I'm a Blizzard gamer. I am boycotting them over their Hong Kong censorship Dylan Curran.
Read more. Blizzard President J. Allen Brack addresses his and the company's role in penalizing Hong Kong pro Hearthstone player blitzchung.
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.
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. Will you help keep Vox free for all?Buffalo Deutsch everyone at Blizzard agrees with what happened. Blizzard ist sich bewusst, dass sie momentan im Kreuzfeuer der Kritik stehen. Dieser Dialog konnte nicht vollständig geladen werden, eine Zustimmung gilt daher nur vorläufig.