I want to take a few minutes to talk to all of you about the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament this past weekend.
At Blizzard, our vision is “to bring the world together through epic entertainment.”
And we have core values that apply here: Think Globally; Lead Responsibly; and importantly, Every Voice Matters, encouraging everybody to share their point of view.
The actions that we took over the weekend are causing people to question if we are still committed to these values.
Over the weekend, blitzchung used his segment to make a statement about the situation in Hong Kong—in violation of rules he acknowledged and understood, and this is why we took action.
All of this is in service of another important Blizzard value—Play Nice; Play Fair.
At Blizzard, we are always listening and finding ways to improve—it is part of our culture. »