Blizzard Bans Three College ‘Hearthstone’ Protesters For Six Months

When three 19-year-old college Hearthstone players held up a “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” sign during an official competition stream, they knew what they were doing. The move came only days after Blizzard created an international political incident after a high-profile player staged a protest in the same manner. They were asking Blizzard to blink: ban us, too.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d3akzz/three-college-hearthstone-protesters-banned-for-six-months

I was honestly wondering, after Blizzard’s statement on Blitz, how they were gonna address the hypocrisy of not doing anything against this team.

This is still so shitty on many levels.

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Way to throw gasoline on a fire that was seemingly going out.

Also Blizzard really needs to stop reading off their “core values” over and over in all-caps. What kind of fucking Orwellian shit is this saying “Every Voice Matters” again and again as some kind of excuse for silencing people…

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I wonder what’s going to happen when someone does something political that doesn’t have something to do with China/Hong Kong.

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Every Voice Matters*

*but some voices matter more than others.