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