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Blizzard Bans Grandmaster Hearthstone Player for Supporting HK, Fires 2 Casters, Leads to Outrage Everywhere.

| https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUckeU5pV10


Kind of difficult to write a title for all thats transpiree but the tldr:

Grandmaster Hearthstone player was being interviewed by two casters after winning tournament. During the interview, he stated: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!" , as allowed by the casters in Mandarin.

Shortly thereafter, Blizzard banned him from Hearthstone for a year, took back all of his winnings, and apologized to China, citing their rules which vaguelly state that players are not allowed to be political, and that what is considered political is at Blizzard's discretion. They also fired the two casters, and in the announcement for these results, they disabled commenting.

Blizzard's Weibo apology to China:


The aftermath:

Widespread outrage across all social media occurred, affecting not only players but employees of Blizzard as well, who covered up signs on a company monument that had "core values" such as "Every voice matters" with paper. Said employees then started a walkout:


The Collegiate Hearthstone Championship had its cameras disabled after players from the American University contributed:


Another caster flatout resigned in response to the Blizzard's attempts at censorship:


As did a reddit mod:


Mei has been memed into a symbol of HK resistance:

"If we are gonna do it, we are gonna do it big: Mei becomes the icon of Hong Kong revolution!

#Blizzardboycott https://t.co/NPoq9UBusV


And several users worldwide are reporting being unable to delete their Blizzard accounts: You need a real world form of ID to verify yourself as the owner of your BNet account, and the system flat out denies it.


#boycottblizzard is trending on twitter right now.

Crossposting this to /news/ and /v/. Happy reading g/u/rls.

| https://youtu.be/d1yUbXKbHGg

Fucking lmao: "Blizzard Defends China 'Pride' On Social Media, Gets Slammed by US Senators, Epic Games, and More."

| Any who supports Hong Kong rioters are crazy it's not really about democracy anymore atm. Those kids are all just playing at real life GTA beating up old men and lighting people on fire.

| >>9f796f
This is weak bait

| >>601393 nah it's my opinion and it's not like I'm speaking any lies.

| >>9f796f this is weak bait

| >>9f796f most people who got beaten up is the one who provoked first. Sometimes those middle aged man/ old man bring knife/glass bottle to hurt people. Usually they'll injure a few people, before they get eventually overwhelmed and beaten up using umbrela and sticks (none of them get stabbed btw)

Don't look only for the violent part, go watch uncut livestreams on youtube/twitch and judge for yourself. Those kids usually are chill until they get provoked/approached by the police.

| I feel dirty paying full-price for Overwatch now.

| bungie dodged a bullet by leaving Activision kek

| I've been working in hk in the pass four months and I can tell you those "kids" in hk are definitely not chill at all. Violent incidents caused by those asshats happened everyday. It's just a riot. It's not about free speech and democracy anymore. Basically every other people who are sane and work/live in hk disliked the whole thing long ago. Whoever support those rioters are just crazy at this point.

| >>601456 example of those violent incidents that happen everyday? I've never seen black shirt looting random stores. Pretty sure they only target establishment that's affiliated with triad, ccp, or the police.

And when people get arrested unlawfully, you can see auties and uncles wearing flipflops shouting at the police to GTFO.

| The video of the mainland supporter beating up the unresisting HK for disagreeing with the mainland is powerful.

| >>601491
Or how about the video where a mainland supporter tries to throw a kid of a bridge(he stopped when he noticed he was being filmed) because he dared to ask the psychopath why he was tearing down posters.

| They didn't just destroyed establishments affiliated with the ccp and the local police. They also destroyed their own pubic transport systems.
Basically if those rioters learned any people they know who openly disagree with their actions, they will threaten them and their family's lives.
There's a recent news about rioters trapped an old university lecturer in a hall for five hours, threatened the lecturer's and his family's lives for not siding with them rioters.

| >>601515 they only destroyed MTR and that's after MTR closed their service and become the police's private transportation/base. MTR also refuses to release their CCTV footage after people suspected that someone died inside the station. If you don't know these things, how can you validate your claim that you live in HK and how everyone that sane hate the protesters?

| >>601515 Well, if you are openly disagreeing with them while calling them rioters like you did, ofc you'll get a strong reactions.

While I can't validate how they treated some police/beijing supporters, calling the whole movement violent and "not about free speech and democracy anymore" because a few isolated cases are taking it too far.

| Is it just me or does it seem possible that propaganda was spread to make the protesters look bad? I'm sure they've done some bad things it's a big mob of people, but I doubt it's not about freedom

Besides hk shouldn't be part of China imo, being owned by Brittain for 100 years the culture is probably closer to the West than those oppressed by China

| >>601563

I mean, that's par for the course for any state, 1st world or third world, democratic or totalitarian. Even if its not intentional, like hell the powers that be won't try to make their protestors look bad.

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