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Blizzard failed to make a stand for anything but China and money

[2019.10.08, Tue 19:05] Hearthstone publisher Blizzard Entertainment responded with a harsh punishment, banning Blitzchung from the digital card game's esports for a year and taking his prize money from Grandmasters. Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard's sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player's prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard's Website Terms. That's the rule that Blizzard is saying Blitzchung broke. What's more confusing is why Blizzard is punishing the two broadcasters who just happened to be onscreen during Blitzchung's remarks. Blizzard has not clarified what rules they broke, but the company still noted that it will no longer work with the two broadcasters. Instead, Blizzard offered Blitzchung up as a sacrificial lamb, proudly displaying his carcass to China as if to say "Look what we did to him for daring to speak against you, so please don't punish us." What further steps would Blizzard take to keep China happy? Is anything off-limits when a single country holds the key to such a large portion of Blizzard's profits? It looks like anything goes for Blizzard, as long is it stays in China's good graces.
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