Former WoW dev quits WoW following Hearthstone controversy

Former WoW dev quits WoW following Hearthstone controversy

Earlier this week, World of Warcraft developer Blizzard banned Blitzchung, a Hearthstone pro player, and revoked his prize wins for expressing support for ongoing protests in Hong kong residents. A widespread backlash against the studio has followed from devotees, who have threatened to boycott Blizzard and protest the Blitzchung ban, as well as employees who have staged a protest. Now, a dev who worked on Vanilla WoW has offset his own subscription to the game in response to the events.

Developer Mark Kern, who was a team lead for the Vanilla version of World of Warcraft, has posted a screenshot on Twitter of his subscription cancellation. In reply to an optional question on the organize requesting about the same reasons for the decision to cancel, Kern has written, “I made this game with the team. I am opposed to Blizzard’s fear of China and the silencing of Blitzchung. I am calling on Blizzard to stand up for what is right.”

In the tweet itself, Kern has said, “It’s done, ” accompanied by the hashtag “BoycottBlizzard.” In a subsequent tweet, Kern too acknowledges Blizzard’s position, saying the studio is “in a difficult situation.”

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