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Blizzard bans forum members for 1000 years over discussing Hong Kong

The 1000-year ban will see Blizzard forum posters unable to post until the year 3019

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 11, 2019 02:23 am CDT - 1 min, 14 secs reading time

Oh, so you thought Blizzard suspending pro Hearthstone player 'Blitzchung' after the Chinese pro gamer announced his support for the Hong Kong protests was bad. How about a 1000-year ban from the Blizzard forums?

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Yep, Blizzard have slammed forum users with 1000 year bans if they dare speak up about Hong Kong and the current censorship in China. Blizzard are blanketing the ban with the excuse that the 1000-year account suspension is because of "trolling" with members unable to post until October 3018. Yes, that's not a typo. Anyone who is banned now can't post on the Blizzard forums until the year 3019, in which they'll (and many generations after them) will be long gone.

At this point, it's hard to fathom how Blizzard could dig a hole any deeper -- enforcing 1000-year bans from their forums is absolutely ridiculous and serves no real purpose. Unless, you're on your knees to China like countless companies are (here's a list of them so far). They say you know who your boss is when you can't criticize them, in this case -- your boss is China, and unlike the PUBG lobby, China is not #1.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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