blitzchung, the banned Hearthstone player who received a 6-month suspension for uttering a pro-Hong Kong statement in a post-match interview, says that he never received an apology from Blizzard Entertainment over the incident.
Not going to support Blizzard anymore. Not after this.. No thanks and i have plenty of other games to play.
I wished I could take this stance but I know probably some time in the future they will release something I can't say no to, Diablo 4 probably. Still, this never would have happened under the Blizzard of old.
Show some integrity man. Nobody should support censorship companies.
Same here. I’m not going to support any blizz games anymore. Actually I never really liked them so much. I have enough games on my pile of shame and in the future to play.
Ha! I love that you called it a pile of shame. Holiday sales killed me this year.
I know that all of you will disagree with me... But even though I support him and I think China is nothing but a communist dictatorship, Blizzard is a video-game company, and he expressed his political view on a Blizzard tournament (where your political ideas, or religious ideas were not allowed) He knew this when he signed up.
That's kinda how I feel about it too tbh. It's not popular opinion, but he used the tournament publicity as a platform to express political protesting. Don't shit where you eat.
They could have have done it in a much better way . It’s not hard to say “we are sorry for having to ban you but these are the rules” because they just banned him immediately it makes them look like they support China. Obviously this is about money and they have to do what China wants to be in that market , but saying your sorry isn’t that hard to do .
dude, are you new to this discussion? it isn't about him getting punished, it's the way and the duration he was punished, not to mention the completely atrocious punishment of the casters. stop with the dumbfounded "blizzard is a game company" blah blah blah bs. yes, they're a video game company, taking advantage of the least regulated multi-million dollar industry on earth.
I wonder if he'd have gotten a suspension if he said he was pro China.
They never will.
Of course Did you see their shitty Blizzcon opening where they apologised without actually apologising
Just another company to avoid besides EA
I didn’t buy EA games all my life. It’s actually pretty easy to do because there are so many other great games on the market.
Unlike Blizzard I support a free Hong Kong and Taiwan. We gamers need to support games developers that want freedom and to get away from the Chinese government. One such company is from Taiwan, that goes by Red Candle Games and made the game Devotion. Unfortunately because of the Chinese government the game was forced to be delisted and so you can't purchase it anymore. This is a problem, when China is telling other countries what they can or can't bring out and if you don't think it can happen in America or Europe, unfortunately you'd be wrong, because we already are seeing it, be it movies being changed to how we even use social media. I personally feel for the people of China, because the government is a very dangerous one and as much as they'd like to speak out against the Chinese government, they don't have the freedom, like Americans or Europeans to freely speak out against their government.
Blizzard and EA, owned by corporation for corporations. They aren’t gamers.
The head of Blizzard who called that shot should be taken out, and if it was multiple people working there who agreed with that. People like this deserve this, to me this is the only justice in my eyes. To me if that did happen would be a clear message sent, do not ban free speech, and human rights are more important than any tournament or $$$. This is the Way. I have spoken.
Like taken out of the company or Agent 47'd?
Not surprised in all honestly. Their attitude tells it all to how they look at their community. We're nothing but walking $$$ to them.
Of course they didn't its Blizzard
Perfect timing; The irony in how today I've been watching the entire latest season of South Park: "you gotta lower your ideals of freedom if you want to suck on the warm teat of China." ...When a cartoon does more for humanity than all the virue-signaling humans.
South Park is often pretty on point with their perspective on the events, and does better than most of the mainstream press, or people on social media, to look at both sides of the issue. Occasionally they get preachy with the moral of the story, but they seem to be able to be conservative and liberal at the same time by looking at how to resolve problems or issues by the simple act of not being a jack-ass.
No need to apologize when you are right.
They took bake half of the ban becaude they realised its out of proportions. So they know they fked up they even said it on stage ^^
Why would they apologize? They banned him
He thinks he deserves an apology. Pathetic.
Learn to read
Learn to think
-He played in a tournament -He won said tournament. -Should have received prize money from said tournament. -Made a brief, yet respectable, statement in a post-tournament interview involving the free Hong Kong movement. -Had his winnings stripped away and banned from the league, and had the company implicit in it make a PR statement trying to make themselves look good, while not actually saying they did anything wrong, or show any remorse for their actions whatsoever. Critical thinking skill time for your upcoming SAT's Of those five things, which one seems to be out of proportion to the others?
He agreed to Blizzards terms, violated the agreement and got punished. I am happy that they try to keep politics out of sports.
They used the generic, "If we don't like it, we can punish you clause", to ban him. There was nothing that said he couldn't make a political comment. I think the comment was misplaced for the forum, although he addressed it respectfully enough, but the punishment was extreme.
he does, its a company that also operates in the US and should promote basic free speech values when involved in an interview. I'll just leave this here for you: https://upload.wikimedia.or...
@Tiqila You love your Chinese censors and they will always take care of you so you dont have to think and just do as you are told. Just like the Catholic church in the dark ages and we see how well that turned out.
I am also for free speech. But I don't want to get slapped in my face with political (or religious) statements when watching an eSports tournament. Or a football match for that matter. Removing the guy (and guys like him who sneak in their political or religious convictions everywhere) from the tournament in order to make it more enjoyable for many to watch is a good decision and the organizers are well within their rights to do so.
Instead of the useless apology, they should have just unbanned him outright. There are absolutely no real reasons whatsoever to ban him in the first place. Companies like EA, Bethesda, Activision/Blizzard, Take Two/2K, and Ubisoft are starting to go down a hole, and as a gamer I am really happy to see this.
He broke the rules... why should Blizzard apologize?
Because they are cowards and care only for their profits than whats right. Look at all the crap china is doing in Africa they are robbing it blind worse than the Europeans the china communist party needs to be destroyed.
cool cool. Now release diablo 4 already.
Why would they need to apologize. People (suckers) have already forgotten and forgave them and are throwing money at their crap again. Look at all the people begging for diablo 4 or whatever other garbage they put out. Buisness as usual for blizzard.
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