Several groups are organizing protests outside BlizzCon, the annual gathering of game developer Blizzard, in response to the suspension of a Hearthstone player who supports Hong Kong during this gathering for a live event. Today, the digital rights organization Fight For The Future has launched a website and Discord to launch its organizing efforts. 19659002] Now take a look at the internet, and it's pretty obvious that people are not satisfied with Blizzard. After it Hearthstone pro Chung "flash" Ng Wai and robbed him of his prize winnings at the Asian-Pacific Grand Masters for wearing a mask and the saying "Free Hong Kong Revolution of our time" , fans and industry professionals expressed their disapproval of this move, which Blizzard sees as slowing in the face of economic pressure in China Today, Blizzard partially reversed his decision returned Blitzchung's prize money and cut his bar to six months However, it is still intended to prohibit players from speaking about politics at their events.
The BlizzCon is Blizzard's annual fan convention, the popular games series such as Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Overwatch, and is dedicated to Hearthstone. Last year, more than 40,000 men participated hundreds of thousands participated in panels and online sports events. It is also a place where Blizzard developers can make announcements and interact with fans. It is in many ways a focus of the Blizzard year.
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Above all, Adrian wants "a peaceful protest" that raises awareness of the youngest Actions by Blizzard and other companies that have also ignored China's dealings with Hong Kong. Despite the number of people who have already made a strong case for their cause, they are not sure whether there will be a large turnout in due course.
"I say that because the Area 51 [event] was about two million people, and it turned out to be 100? "Adrian said. "I know that people have joined the submarine for the memes and shitposts, but personally, I hope it at least informs others about what happened."
"Many have already deleted their Blizzard accounts to show their protest and support Hong Kong," Thompson said, "hopefully we'll have enough members in the coming days to make a protest big enough to make something to change. "
" We've seen this wave in recent days by players, people who make cosplay, people who make their own parody Hearthstone cards, "said Young It's great to see how people exercise their freedom of expression. That's very important to her. Activision-Blizzard and other game companies need to know that this will not just disappear. "