Thu. Oct 17th, 2019

Blizzard employees walked out in protest following pro-Hong Kong player ban

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20907075/blizzard-activision-walk-out-player-ban-hong-kong-epic-games-fortnite-blitzchung

Blizzard employees walked out in protest following pro-Hong Kong player ban
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A couple dozen Blizzard employees walked out of work Tuesday in protest of the company’s decision to ban a professional Hearthstone player who voiced support for the Hong Kong protesters over the weekend, according to The Daily Beast.

The employees met at a giant statue depicting an Orc Warrior outside of the Activision Blizzard offices in California. According to the Beast, employees came and went as the day continued on and topped off at around 30 concurrent workers. Someone claiming to be a Blizzard employee posted a photo of workers sitting beside the statue on the r/Hearthstone subreddit, where it was met with praise from members of the Reddit community.

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20907075/blizzard-activision-walk-out-player-ban-hong-kong-epic-games-fortnite-blitzchung

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