Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro


The game publisher behind online multiplayer hits like World of Warcraft and Overwatch banned Hong Kong-based professional Hearthstone player Chung Ng Wai from game’s lucrative pro league for a year ‘

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‘Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can’t abide by our values,’ a Blizzard employee told The Daily Beast.

A small group of Activision Blizzard employees walked out of work Tuesday afternoon to protest the company’s actions against a gamer who expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong during an official livestream.

‘The action Blizzard took against the player was pretty appalling but not surprising,’ a longtime Blizzard employee told The Daily Beast. ‘Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can’t abide by our values.’


Publisher: The Daily Beast
Date: 2019-10-09T19:11:24.902Z
Author: Blake Montgomery
Twitter: @thedailybeast
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