Blizzard President Apologizes Over Pro-Player Ban

J. Allen Brack has taken the stage during the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2019 and before starting, he issued a statement apologizing and taking accountability for the mishandling of the Hong Kong player situation that lead to weeks of criticism against his company.

Blitzchung banned from Hearthsone GrandmasterDuring the opening ceremony at BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard President J. Allen Brack has addressed the criticism that the company has been under since it banned a Pro HearthStone player for expressing support to the Hong Kong Protests. 

During his speech, Allen Brack stated that the decision was taken too fast and that they then didn’t talk the fans quickly enough, making things worse.

Blizzard Entertainment President, J. Allen Brack, Blizzcon 2019 Opening Ceremony Speech

Although this is coming from Allen Brack himself, there hasn’t been an official announcement as far as reducing or cancelling Blitzchung’s punishment. Let’s not forget that it was J. Allen Brack himself who initially shortened Blitzhung’s ban to six months from the original ban and also reinstated his prize money. 

Whether or not that suspension will be completely lifted remains to be seen. 

Blizzard has been under fire during the better part of a month since the ban took place, with several people attempting to boycott the company and even prompting a letter from US Congress members to write a letter to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick urging him to reverse the decision.

If you want to know more details about the Blizzard Scandal we have made a comprehensive guide to follow how all of this has been evolving. 

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