Boycott Blizzard is now trending on Twitter. In fact, alongside the main Blizzard trend it’s the 6th most popular topic in the United States.
The reason it is trending because Blizzard decided to ban the winner of their Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament after he came out in support of Hong Kong protestors in a post-game interview. The casters were also fired by Blizzard after they encouraged to come out in support of the protestors.
Here’s what people are saying under the trending keyword and it’s a diverse group from the writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to former Blizzard employee and World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern.
The most recent episode of South Park which highlighted Chinas mass censorship, has just been censored in China, thereby proving its point.
Google and Blizzard have also implemented censorship so they can keep operating in China because to them money matters more than freedom.
— LOVE SAUSAGE🏴 (@CountDankulaTV) October 8, 2019
Aw fuck it.
I just saw the penalties Blizzard levied on the player. There is keeping politics out of games, then there is grand standing to appease the Chinese Communist Party.
Fuck Blizzard. You screwed up and traded your players in for dollars. https://t.co/prqA84FYwd
— Mark Kern (@Grummz) October 8, 2019
Blizzard can eat my whole ass until the sun explodes pic.twitter.com/fRUsHDYgDW
— axelerator.🦇 (@axel_hexed) October 8, 2019
Blizzard: “Every Voice Matters”
Also Blizzard: pic.twitter.com/KS567e5tKq
— Anne Munition (@AnneMunition) October 8, 2019
This is outside Blizzard HQ lmao, can’t make this shit up pic.twitter.com/Cot7oq0gp6
— Gav-🎃 (@LeGavoIsHere) October 8, 2019
Small reminder to the current Blizzard situation. pic.twitter.com/jLNLgik8rU
— Benjamin “Lugia” V. (@Lugia_Blizz) October 8, 2019
— Angelo Kingston (@Angelo_Kingston) October 8, 2019
Pretty disappointed in Blizzard…
— Lily (@LilyPichu) October 8, 2019
When you choose money over people’s freedom. Activision Blizzard can literally eat dick. pic.twitter.com/KvTSfIRLf2
— Antifa Shenzi girlfriend (@BrigitteLucario) October 8, 2019
— Died (@Doomdied) October 8, 2019
LIBERATE HONG KONG
FUCK YOU BLIZZARD
— Scary Whitta (@garywhitta) October 8, 2019
If you’re wondering why Blizzard is essentially anti HK protest here’s why! pic.twitter.com/EW5o22jGgQ
— screenshots each time a podcaster likes my reply (@MegosVolve) October 8, 2019
Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party. No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck. https://t.co/rJBeXUiwYS
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) October 8, 2019
Gaming company @Blizzard_Ent, which banned a prominent player this week for speaking out in support of Hong Kong demonstrators, has this statue and accompanying plaque outside its Irvine, CA, campus pic.twitter.com/LxIqBA4H2L
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 8, 2019
China seem determined to use their economic power to export censorship and thought police not just to Hong Kong but worldwide.
A Chinese company only owns 5% of Blizzard yet they instantly folded. https://t.co/ABM2UIxkn5
— Neil Garratt (@NeilGarratt) October 8, 2019
— Sengames (@mrdudecall) October 8, 2019
What do you make of the reaction fans are having towards Blizzard and their ban of their Hearthstone Grandmasters winner?