Blizzard’s Words Warmed Our Hearts*
*I do not speak for everybody. If you’re still upset at Blizzard, no judgement here. I just needed a sub-header. That being said, BlizzCon 2019 began today, but not before an apology from Blizzard president J. Allen Brack. Without even mentioning Hong Kong or Blitzchung, we all knew what he was talking about. When talking about the action that was taken, Brack said, “We moved too quickly.” This is a pretty new concept for Blizzard, considering how long Diablo III took to come out. J. Allen Brack says that he takes responsibility for the whole debacle.
“Blizzard had the opportunity to bring the world together in a tough Hearthstone esports moment about a month ago and we did not,” Brack began. “We moved too quickly in our decision-making and then, to make matters worse, we were too slow to talk with all of you.” He also spoke of the standards that Blizzard sets for itself and how it failed to meet those standards. As Brack puts it, BlizzCon is meant to unite fans across all our divisions. He also said, “We will do better going forward, but our actions are going to matter more than any of these words.”
We will just have to wait and see if those actions live up to our expectations. You can watch the whole statement in the video above, courtesy of Kotaku. The statement was followed by the opening ceremonies, as well as announcements of Diablo IV and Overwatch 2, with trailers and gameplay for both of them.
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