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Blizzard cancelled an event at Nintendo's New York superstore amid a fan backlash to its Hong Kong controversy

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

Blizzard Entertainment cancelled an October 16 event in New York City meant to celebrate the launch of "Overwatch" on the Nintendo Switch.
Blizzard recently became the target of boycotts and protests after punishing a professional gamer who spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests at an official, sponsored event.
Voice actors from "Overwatch" were scheduled to appear at the Nintendo Store in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza f or a 90-minute meet-and-greet session .
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Blizzard calls off public event to promote Switch Overwatch launch

Blizzard calls off public event to promote Switch Overwatch launch

One year ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Overwatch running on the Nintendo Switch.
Blizzard has canceled a planned event to promote tomorrow's launch of Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo World's New York City retail location. Nintendo announced the cancellation in a Twitter post late last night , attributing the decision to Blizzard and apologizing for "any inconvenience this may cause."
Blizzard has not responded to a request for comment from Ars Technica (Nintendo simply referred our request back to Blizzard). But the abrupt decision to abandon the long-planned event comes a week after the company briefly...
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Overwatch Halloween 2019 event: Nintendo Switch game launch cancelled in wake of Hong Kong protests

Overwatch Halloween 2019 event: Nintendo Switch game launch cancelled in wake of Hong Kong protests

One year ago   |   By Evening Standard

Gaming giant Blizzard has cancelled a launch for Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch, just one week after announcing the event.
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