If the international response over Blizzard's reaction to a Hearthstone players support for Hong Kong wasn't enough, here comes Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, to rub it in.
A few days ago, Hearthstone pro-player, ‘blitzchung’ called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post game interview. This resulted in him being stripped of his winnings, banned from participating in tournaments for a year and the two casters holding the interview had their contracts with Blizzard canceled.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you noticed that everyone is mad at Blizzard. Now even the Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, joined in on that bashing by calling out Blizzard on Twitter.
“Epic supports the rights of Fortnite players and creators to speak about politics and human rights.” -Tim Sweeney, Epic Games CEO.
Sweeney also addressed the fact that Tencent, a Chinese tech giant, owns 40% of Epic Games. He reassured everyone that besides them, there are other shareholders and that he is the controlling shareholder and CEO. As long as it stays that way, he will not let anyone censor Epic Games customers, nor cut ties with someone over politics.
Gamers in general aren’t too happy with the way Epic Games works sometimes, and some lawyers think their games are too addictive, but we have to give credit where it’s due.