- The BlizzCon 2019 began with an unapologetic excuse for the Hearthstone controversy.
- The players have vomited and almost no one seems ready to forgive and forget.
- Here is the best of the fury, which took the form of in-person demonstrations and the creation of the same online.
The BlizzCon 2019 is upon us and, as expected, has quickly become a disaster. Although many people are excited about upcoming titles such as Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4, there are just as many who want to remind everyone that Blizzard is always perverse.
Blizzard tried to make an image correction party, but things did not go well for them. Everywhere on Twitter, people continue to joke, post messages and generally try Blizzard to have kissed the scarlet buttocks of China.
– Zaddelz 2 (@Zaddelz) November 1, 2019
They have now apologized (somehow)
In an effort to reduce the backlash they've had in recent months, Blizzard President J. Allen Brack has apologized to the BlizzCon 2019. Sort of. In fact, he did not specifically mention China or Blitzchung in his speech. He also did not mention any further adjustment of the player's punishment, despite the public relations nightmare he caused to the company.
As you can imagine, the excuses fell on Twitter as a cup of sick cold. The verified account of Fight for the Future, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen the internet, responded with a strong "unacceptable apology" before embarking on a call to join their protest. Other Twitter users have simply continued to do what the internet does best and have turned # BlizzCon2019 in a pile of memes.
– Lutzalec (@Lutzalec) November 1, 2019
While the reactions on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 tempered the events, it seems that online reactions will remain strong. The video of Blizzard's apology on YouTube is extremely negative, as evidenced by several Reddit posts, calling it the worst excuse it has ever seen.
Memes are the least of Blizzard's BlizzCon 2019 worries
In addition to the online hate crowd that royally reigns in society, a true demonstration takes place at the BlizzCon 2019 itself. Although the event itself is not particularly important – about 50 people at its peak – this must be a nuisance for Blizzard. Even worse, the fact that the demonstrations seem to have sunk in the convention.
Several large groups of people got up and left midway ads for games like Hearthstone. Having a group of people outside the convention center waving cardboard and shouting slogans does not seem too bothering, but the actual event disruptions are much more painful.
– Looke 🇨🇦 (@Lookewarm) November 1, 2019
Although criticism of Blizzard has been criticized by detractors, mainly by slacktivism, the reaction to the BlizzCon 2019 online and at the event shows that the movement still has momentum. The community of players is not ready to forgive Blizzard, nor to forget what she did to deserve this hatred.