There hasn't been any notable bad news or protests related to the Blizzard and the whole Hong Kong fiasco since last week -- and the company plans to keep it that way.
As Rod Breslau reports, Blizzard will not have post-match interviews at the ongoing Hearthstone Collegiate World Championships, a policy first enacted after a team from American University flashed pro-Hong Kong signage on camera last week. The players will also not have face cams during the matches, being replaced by a card back.
The Collegiate Championships continue until Dec. 14 (schedule here), so it will be interesting to see if Blizzard is able to keep the gag rule in place for that long.
In other Blizzard-related news, a launch event for Overwatch on Switch in New York City has been cancelled, Nintendo reports. It's looking like Blizzard doesn't have much confidence that the statement produced by its president late last week will do much to appease gamers. With BlizzCon just two weeks away, there's no indication that things are going to be smoothed over by then, either.
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