If Blizzard thought its Hong Kong liberation fiasco couldn’t possibly get worse than international headlines, a wide-ranging boycott, Riot Games’ public pity, and a pile of canceled events, it was sorely mistaken. A bipartisan list of US senators and congressional representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Marco Rubio, have now signed their names to a letter to Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, criticizing the company for its handling of a Hong Kong Hearthstone pro esports player who spoke out about Hong Kong during a post-match interview on one of Blizzard’s streams.
The group argues that the incident is part of a surge in China pressuring US companies into suppressing speech and urges Kotick to reconsider Blizzard’s decision.
Holy shit WOW. Blizzard is basically getting spawn camped at this point. https://t.co/lDJheiwila
— Colin McNeil (@McNeilColin) October 18, 2019