Blizzard Hong Kong Backlash Continues

Here's more on the blowback being suffered by Blizzard after they banned the Hearthstone tournament winner for using their competition as a platform to voice support for protesters in Hong Kong. Hearthstone commentator Brian Kibler announces that barring changes, he will have no involvement with the Hearthstone Grandmasters Tournament going forward: "That kind of appeasement is simply not something I can in good conscience be associated with. When I learned about the ruling, I reached out to Blizzard and informed them that I no longer feel comfortable casting the Grandmasters finals at BlizzCon. I will not be a smiling face on camera that tacitly endorses this decision. Unless something changes, I will have no involvement in Grandmasters moving forward" (thanks Rock Paper Shotgun). Also, BBC News reports that players attempting to lodge their own protests over all this are being thwarted, as "Users say they get error messages when they try to erase their accounts." Amid charges this is deliberate, Blizzard Customer Support tweets that it's actually a technical issue they are working on fixing:
There's an issue affecting the site which our engineers are currently addressing. I don't have an ETA for the resolution, but it's a priority for us to have this resolved, and I expected it to be before too much longer. Apologies, and thank you for your patience. ^AX
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eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 14:31:
Brazor wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 12:56:
Several of these are being denied because people aren't willing to fork over a picture of their ID. They need proof that the person contacting them is the person registered to the account.
They're not stealing identities from it as they already have that info.
It's a deterrent to keep ex's and siblings from getting revenge on each other this way.

Don't know about all of the denials though. Impossible to know who is being honest.

Lmao that would be amazing if true, copying your passport and sending it to a Chinese or Indionese support guy? Yeah, THAT is a great idea. I wouldn't trust support people to that extend... especially since they are outsourced, and 100% violate the GDPR at all times... so in Europe, that would not be a thing I guess.
Outsourced?
All of Blizzard's North America player support is in Irvine CA and Houston TX. With the bulk in the Houston office. A large chunk of the Irvine staff will hit up Disneyland after work on Friday nights. I walked through with some of my friends from there who pointed out a ton of people.
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