FEED Issue 23

69 OVER THE TOP Censorship

Games, owns 40% of Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games, and owns pieces of Bluehole, Ubisoft, Grinding Gear Games and Supercell to name just a few. Tencent is also an investor in online chat software company Discord which is becoming a go-to communications tool for gamers and digital creatives. Blizzard delivered an apology on Chinese social media site Weibo: “We are very angered and disappointed at what happened at the event and do not condone it... We also highly object to the spreading of personal political beliefs in any of our events... We will always respect and defend the pride of our country.” Although it operates under the Blizzard brand, Blizzard’s Weibo account is run by NetEase, which is Blizzard’s publisher in China.

BLITZ MENTALITY Esports champion blitzchung staged a live protest at the Grandmasters Season 2 tournament in Taiwan

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