Blizzard Loses Sponsor Over Hong Kong Actions | Kotaku UK
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When Blizzard decided to take action against a pro Hearthstone player for speaking out over the ongoing protests in Hong Kong , they ate a lot of shit from fans. They also, it turns out, lost a commercial sponsor in the form of Mitsubishi Motors.
The Taiwanese branch of the Japanese auto giant had been a sponsor of all of Blizzard’s esports events, but just two days after the decision to sanction Blitzchung for his actions, they withdrew their support.
A Mitsubishi Motors Taiwan spokesperson confirmed the move to The Daily Beast , which had first been noticed by Reddit users earlier in the month when the company’s logo and models of its vehicles stopped appearing alongside casters.
A reminder that BlizzCon, the company’s annual fan gathering, starts this Friday . Tags: