Alliestrasza and Lt. Eddy Cancel Card Reveals over Blizzard Allegations and Law Suit
Content Creators Alliestrasza and Lt. Eddy, who were both scheduled to have card reveals today both decided to not do their reveals on the scheduled time due to news that broke about a law suit against ActivisionBlizzard about sexual harrassment and gender based discrimination.
Here is a link to a story on The Verge which has all the relevant information about that suit, including a statement by ActivisionBlizzard on the topic. Below you will find the courageous video message by Alliestrasza explaining why she made her decision, as well as Lt. Eddy's tweets on the topic.
FRIDAY EDIT: Trump has announced today that he is also pulling his card reveal. Blizzard also decided to pull more reveals from their own official channels, scheduled in the next few hours. See the video in which Trump explains his reasoning below.
Hey folks, not releasing my card reveal today. https://t.co/YzFRcjwFyk pic.twitter.com/rkXEVuPM4K— Alliestrasza (@Alliestrasza) July 22, 2021
Please note: This happens at other companies, if not most. Even your own workplace that you’re unaware of. Please stand up against this behavior if you see it.— Lt. Eddy (@LieutenantEddy) July 22, 2021
We just want to see cards. We want to play a game we enjoy. Politics and actions dont really matter especially when its just a few of them. Yeah its bad but this should not punish the people that just wish to play a game. Not everything has to be political...
I remember when I could play video games without political correctness and virtue signalling.
I really do not care what is happening regarding a sexual harassment lawsuit, I'm pretty sure that’s for the courts to decide, not a community of gamers.
The worlds gone mad.
And you used to be not guilty, until proven otherwise. Now allegations, and law suit is fine.
Happens everywhere, you just have to cry loud enough.
I'm sorry but that is frankly a lazy response which simply isn't good enough.
If you're happy to ignore the problem you are quite simply part of it. We all need to call this shit out when we see it if anything is going to change.
This is the state of california after a two year investigation, not some disgruntled ex-employee.
You truly believe that this is baseless? Like, seriously?
Nope still don’t care, I just want to play hearthstone. I’m not here for politics.
Not politics...crime. I know those two can go hand in hand, still.
You can still play hearthstone, nothing really changed for you.
The reveal will be a day late, I am sure you can grasp the concept of time. ;D
How tf has this anything to do with politics? Standing up to sexual harassment isn't political its basic human decency...
Everything is politics! And here there are behaviours that needs to be addressed, pressure from the gaming community helps a lot in that regard.
Plus, sorry but you need to stop living in the world of decades ago. Things are changing and people are starting to complain about problems that they could not before. Real serious problems!
I fear for future generations, imagine having to go on strike from gaming for the sake of political correctness.
Why not abolish courts and let the Hearthstone community decide who the criminals are?
What’s the worst that could happen? 😂
I think you need to read more about the topic, what you said does not make any sense
Eddy, Alie and TrumpSC turned it political. If they hadn't cancelled their reveals the matter would still have been knowed and it would have been handled internally with the justice court. However, by cancelling their reveals they have taken a stand against Blizzard in the name of Womens right which is an activist and political movement. So yes, this his now political.
The best way to have handled this would have been to reveal their cards AND mention the horrible conduct of Blizzard while revealing the card. This would not have made it political.
Virtue signalling based on an investigation from the most corrupt liberal state government in the country, before any kind of trial is held...
THAT is political :)
I just want to see the cards.
This thread just reinforces the fact that blizzard forum posters are the most toxic and worst human beings in existence. Defending this kind of corporate behavior is reprehensible.
Some of the people in here are just disgusting humans.
And some of the people here are just snowflakes.
These "content creators" just use this as an oppurtunity to get some extra attention. "Buhu, the world is unfair- And I'm a rare unicorn/ perfect human being"
No, they're using their platform to make a statement and raise awareness about a toxic issue because they give a shit.
They dont give a crap and dont help anyone with that behavior. They punish the people who play the game and not blizz with that. It just looks like a bunch of angry children. They can address it yes but not at the cost of the players.