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Blizzard stays silent on Hong Kong cop-out while the world reacts

[2019.10.09, Wed 20:05] Blizzard itself has remained silent since its initial statement, which explained its decision to punish Blitzchung and two broadcasters from the tournament on a vague rule that prohibits competitors from any action that "Offends a portion or group of the public." When asked additional questions, Blizzard told GamesBeat that it has no further statements beyond the initial one, but that it will share any future statements with us. While Blizzard doesn't seem to have anything else to say, its players, competitors, and even employees have been reacting to the controversy. Blizzard fans are also attempting to make Mei, an Overwatch character who is from China, a pro-Hong Kong symbol by creating images of her wearing gas masks and other Hong Kong and protest-inspired apparel. In tonight's Collegiate Hearthstone championship, American University held up a "Free Hong Kong, boycott Blizzard" during the broadcast, which was quickly cut away by Blizzard pic. Some Blizzard employees also gathered around the statue to demonstrate yesterday afternoon, according to a picture posted to the Hearthstone Reddit by user Standingwhk, who says that he is a Blizzard employee. Pressure is mounting on Blizzard as the rest of the world speaks up while it remains silent. Blizzard may want fans to be cheering for Diablo IV, but they would be yelling for Hong Kong instead..
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