I went to the show and covered it, and I was curious to see if the show would divulge into one giant protest.
Blizzard found itself swept up in controversy when it punished Blitzchung, a pro player for Blizzard’s Hearthstone card game, who supported the Hong Kong protests against the Chinese government in a post-match interview.
Leaks suggested that Blizzard would reveal major new games at the show, including Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV.
But even a couple of weeks can be a long time in the gaming world.
But there was still the threat that it could get hot again.
When I was walking to the convention for its first day, I came across protesters.