The apology Blizzard issued today, regarding the HeathStone pro banned for supporting the Hong Kong protests, has not silenced protestors at BlizzCon 2019.
A collection of groups gathered in the street leading to the Anaheim Convention Center, where the event is being held. The groups included people dressed as Winnie the Pooh, a character banned by China. They banded together holding placards, chanting (I heard “Blitzchung did nothing wrong – free Hong Kong”) and handing out signs, t-shirts and stickers to passers by.
I talked to them immediately following the opening ceremony to see if Blizzard president J. Allen Brack’s apology had had any effect.