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Blizzard cancels BlizzCon 2020

BlizzCon 2020 will not be happening this year, Blizzard Entertainment announced today. The convention usually occurs every year at the beginning of November, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center. The venue gives fans a chance to meet, show off their cosplay, compete in and watch esports events, and visit panels. It also gives Blizzard a […]

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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone’s Hong Kong controversy

After days of silence, Blizzard has responded to the anger and controversy over its punishments of a Hearthstone player and two casters. The response comes via an open letter from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, which also reduced punishments for all three. Everything started last Sunday when professional Hearthstone player Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung made […]

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Blizzard reinstates Hong Kong protestor’s prize, says “China had no influence”

After four days of mounting public pressure, Blizzard Entertainment took a late Friday opportunity—8:30pm ET, where press releases go to die—to partially undo its ban on three members of the Hearthstone esports community for making statements in support of Hong Kong. The outright ban applied to professional Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has since been […]

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Blizzard sues Sina Games for blatant Warcraft rip-off Glorious Saga

Blizzard Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Sina Games over free-to-play Glorious Saga, which is a blatant rip-off of the long-running Warcraft franchise. In the lawsuit, filed August 16 in a California court, Blizzard alleges that Glorious Saga is “almost entirely copied from the Warcraft games and related products,” according to Polygon. The developer was seeking a […]