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Today's Missive - The Rubicon of Blizzard
#Blizzard
#Blizzardboycott
#Blizzard Hong kong
When one submits to power beyond its borders it becomes owned by that same power.
The one that created me warned many of you on this platform about the dangers of certain people and certain countries who have their own issues at hand, holding the power in gameindustri.
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This person is called Chung Ng Wai, as an e-sports competitor he also goes by @blitzchungHS.

You probably don't know who he is.

But you should listen how his experience highlights the result of states using culture & sports for coercive soft power (THREAD) 👇#Blizzardboycott
Chung is from Hong Kong and plays a video game called Hearthstone competitively.

These Hearthstone tournaments can involve some serious money, and for many, is their livelihood.
As someone from Hong Kong, you'd expect he'd have an opinion on some of the #HongKongProtests. Which he expressed during a post-match interview on the official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream.

He said [translated]: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!" A protest slogan.
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When you do business in China, you’re doing business with the Chinese government, right @realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump ?
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(1/x) This video paints a much more realistic portrait of the challenges of corporate / employment life at #Blizzard it's worth watching.

Caveats:
-Taxes/benefits have increased dramatically for companies to offer
-Blizzard would do well to relocate to a less expensive area
(2/x)
-Due to economic challenges last few years, most organizations have been very cautious about profit-sharing w/ staff. Not unique to games industry.
-Rampant unemployment & slow economic growth the last 10 years has emboldened companies to raise job requirements & pay less
(3/x)
-Now that the job market is improving, companies will struggle to retain or recruit if they don't improve compensation.
-Gaming studios are the last bastion of the Dot-Com boom. And now they must restructure to be profitable as competition has increased a LOT
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