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Blizzard China Defends Decision To Ban Blitzchung, Says They Will Always Defend “the pride of our country”

Hobbes

Incident Manager
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Oct 27, 2017
3,936
United States
They just keep digging this fucking hole deeper.

The statement was released on Weibo YESTERDAY, China’s version of Twitter.
 
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Milennia

Community Resetter
Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,161
Yeah I’m done with this company after 12 years of loyalty and respect towards them. Fucking get your shit together, Mike retiring has been a trainwreck one after another.
 

Sincerest

Member
Jan 22, 2018
476
They just keep on going. Not a good look.

Even some Blizzard employees aren't happy with this.
 

Stygr

Member
Oct 26, 2017
6,851
The chinese page is run by chinese PR people, of course they will say these words lol

No one should expect the opposite.
 

Kwigo

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
3,012
"Pride" of China ?
Is there pride in using live ammo on protesters with umbrellas ?
 

DNAbro

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,959
This cannot be fucking real. I was 100% expecting a comment today but how the fuck could you only make it worse.
 

KoolAid

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,238
Not to defend blizzard but what do you expect them to say in a chinese social network
 

Dest

The Fallen
Jun 4, 2018
4,163
Work
don’t forget ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority population.
oh hush and give me $5 for some overwatch lootboxes and your kidney and give me your right to free speech and your right to religion and also let me watch you everywhere you go also your social credit score just went down 90000 points for making a bad comment on the internet also give me your other kidney
 

Galava

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,961
Not surprising really that the chinese Blizzard branch supports the chinese government. I want ot think that western Blizzard does not support it, but money is not allowing them to speak up. Be brave Blizzard, tell China to fuck off
 

Nome

Designer
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Oct 27, 2017
2,593
NYC
My FB going wild over this right now.
Lots of Blizz folks with lots to say!
 

Stygr

Member
Oct 26, 2017
6,851
At the least, not to include the bit about defending the country's pride. It's a fucking company, not an extension of the government. (Well, it should not be...but...)
The person who made the post is most likely chinese PR for Blizzard, that's why "pride of OUR country"
 

HylianSeven

Community Resetter
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Oct 25, 2017
4,734
So this was a statement released by Blizzard....and they said "our country"....and Blizzard's HQ is based in the US. They have offices in Shanghai, but I'd argue that hardly counts. What the fuck Blizzard?
 

bonkasaurus

Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,530
I said it yesterday but I'll say it again. It'll be a cold day in hell before I give Activision-Blizzard any more of my money.
 

Berordn

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,387
Orlando, FL
So this was a statement released by Blizzard....and they said "our country"....and Blizzard's HQ is based in the US. They have offices in Shanghai, but I'd argue that hardly counts. What the fuck Blizzard?
It's a statement on Weibo so it's coming from whoever's doing Chinese PR. It's kinda meaningless because there's really only one thing they could say, but the absence of any statement from the US side does say a bit on its own.
 

BeatnikGunso

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Oct 25, 2017
445
I mean it’s the Chinese version of blizzard saying this I’m not surprised it was the same with the nba it wasn’t actually the nba saying it it was their Chinese broadcasting equivalent
 

Mantrox

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,186
This doesn't adress anything; it's just China speaking through another channel.
Activision Blizzard must respond to this directly.
 

Glasfrut

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Oct 27, 2017
917
The person who made the post is most likely chinese PR for Blizzard, that's why "pride of OUR country"
That's weird to me in the sense that PR should have no identity outside of the company, right? But I guess Chinese PR would play differently? Like, wouldn't this normally get someone fired (injecting a personal dimension to a statement)?
 

Kemono

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,158
Are they digging their heels in? They can't be stupid enough to not see this blowing back at them.
 

Rhaknar

Member
Oct 26, 2017
16,313
not to be that guy but this isnt new, this was the initial statement and its super creepy

the statement is new in the sense that no one thought to check Weibo to see what they said in response to the incident. This is what this post highlights.
yes they did, Bellular's video from yesterday had this exact statement for example
 

AJ_Wings

Member
Oct 31, 2017
811
So Blizzard US are just gonna keep their mouths shut and let the Chinese branch just say whatever. Is internal communication even a thing...

What a clusterfuck.
 

Stop It

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,354
It's a statement on Weibo so it's coming from whoever's doing Chinese PR. It's kinda meaningless because there's really only one thing they could say, but the absence of any statement from the US side does say a bit on its own.
Yep.

This was obviously expected from the Chinese side. The fact that Blizzard HQ in the US hasn't acted to defend freedom of expression, of protest and of anything other than their interests in China is the disgusting act here.

Nationalism in China isn't exactly unheard of considering the alternative is "re-neducation".