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How bout dat Blizzard!? UPDATE: Blizzard responds with "China isn't involved please believe us!"

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Will you boycott Blizzard?

Yes 46 63.01%
 
No 21 28.77%
 
See Results 6 8.22%
 
Total:73

Blizzard are very much in the wrong as far as I'm concerned. Censorship is bad in all forms. But when it comes from an oppresive government regime it's even worse!

Doesn't affect me though since I have no interest in Blizzard games anyway. Tried Diablo 3 and seemed pretty crap to me. Would be good for a PS1 game I guess, but PS4? I tried Starcraft 2 as well, seemed alright but RTS games just aren't my thing, so eh... I may not believe in boycotts (because they don't work!) but I don't buy/play Blizzard games anyway so I don't even need to "boycott" them.



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Zoombael said:
It's... understandable? The rational and dry: Are there clear guidelines / rules what doesnt go and what the penalties are? If there are and the now banned player was aware of the consequences then Blizzard did nothing wrong.


The "don't you guys have phones" on the other hand made me... emotional. Really emotional. I am not a fan of any Blizzard IP.

Really? So you'd follow rules/guidelines even if they're morally objectionable?



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VAMatt said:
What does really goes to show you is how much power the Chinese government wields. Everybody is bending over backwards to please the Chinese Communists in hope that maybe they'll loosen the range on access to their market. I understand the business reasons behind what companies do in situations like this. Nevertheless, I do not support licking the boots communist scumbags like the Chinese government.

It's really no different than the companies who looked the other way so they could continue to operate in Nazi Germany. China has slave labor and concentration camps, too.  Of course, these companies would deny they would ever work with Hitler. But what they don't see is that Hitler/Nazis, by any other name, still smell just as foul.



Blizzard lost my goodwill when they couldn't make SC2 a better game than SCBW.

This just seals the deal.

I'm done with them.



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Im way ahead of the game, Ive been boycotting Blizzard for the last 4 years.



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let them crash and burn , not only they are one of the most greedy companies out there milking gamers they do this and bobby kotick was in epstein book, fuck him too



 

BraLoD said:
Couldn't care less about Blizzard political stand.
Just announce Diablo 4 already.
Also, please make Diablo 1 available for the PS5 and PLEASE port Diablo 2 to consoles already!

I have inside info on d4, it's getting announced at blizzcon. Mix of open world, and instanced dungeons, global events etc.

Basically, take the world system of WoW and apply it to diablo. Also going to be much gorier, M rating

Also, I can see why they suspended him as well. Political standpoints really have no place in a sporting arena. Would you guys be concerned if he or anyone had said, "Reunification of China, number 1!" or "America for Americans, one nation under God", or "thank you to everyone, praise Allah", or, "FUCK TRUMP" etc?

The point is, bringing politics, religion into a fairly large tele-casted event is a big no-no and most of the people who do it KNOW there is going to be backlash but they weigh the pros and cons and find themselves willing to bring attention to a topic at their own peril. Regardless of the topic at hand, these events cannot become soapboxes for tournament winners. I think a ban is not only the right call for the event but to send a message to future event winners that, yes while it's important to support the causes in the world, there is a time and a place for everything.

This is being treated like it's appeasement, but it's a business decision. Pro gaming is still in its infancy, when things like this happen it takes away the credibility of the platform. 

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I hope Blizzard's profits tank, and that the CCP die for all the atrocities they've done for nearly 100 years.



Some days I just blow up.

Ryuu96 said:

It's kinda scary how easily western companies are bending to the disgusting CCP, I'd bet anything that Blizzard wouldn't have banned someone for saying something negative about America, let's not forget they also fired the two casters who did absolutely nothing wrong, this stream was done in Taiwan I believe? Well they decided against banning an American team for holding up a "Free Hong kong" sign but that team decided to forfeit their match because it's hypocritical for Blizzard to ban the Hong Kong player but not them.

Let's be honest with ourselves, the only reason Blizzard reacted so harshly or at all is because they don't want to upset the CCP and also, Tencent own 5% of Activision-Blizzard who are essentially an arm of the CCP doing their shitty bidding, exactly why I've been wary of Tencent for years and don't want them investing in any company.

Regarding the boycott, doesn't really apply to me, I haven't played an Activision-Blizzard game in years, and as far as I'm concerned they've always been a shitty company (Bobby Kotick is downright awful )

FreeHongKong & FuckTheCCP. Blizzard as the OP put it, is siding with money over humanity, and a pretty blatant example at that.

Great post and I agree. I went ahead and deleted my blizz account and uninstalled the games from my PC and PS4. Might not mean much to Blizz but it took very little effort from me.



method114 said:
Ryuu96 said:

It's kinda scary how easily western companies are bending to the disgusting CCP, I'd bet anything that Blizzard wouldn't have banned someone for saying something negative about America, let's not forget they also fired the two casters who did absolutely nothing wrong, this stream was done in Taiwan I believe? Well they decided against banning an American team for holding up a "Free Hong kong" sign but that team decided to forfeit their match because it's hypocritical for Blizzard to ban the Hong Kong player but not them.

Let's be honest with ourselves, the only reason Blizzard reacted so harshly or at all is because they don't want to upset the CCP and also, Tencent own 5% of Activision-Blizzard who are essentially an arm of the CCP doing their shitty bidding, exactly why I've been wary of Tencent for years and don't want them investing in any company.

Regarding the boycott, doesn't really apply to me, I haven't played an Activision-Blizzard game in years, and as far as I'm concerned they've always been a shitty company (Bobby Kotick is downright awful )

FreeHongKong & FuckTheCCP. Blizzard as the OP put it, is siding with money over humanity, and a pretty blatant example at that.

Great post and I agree. I went ahead and deleted my blizz account and uninstalled the games from my PC and PS4. Might not mean much to Blizz but it took very little effort from me.

I'm even boycotting Activision just because of their connection to Blizzard.



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