Chat DOTA 2 International remove mention of Tiananmen square
this year’s Dota 2 International takes place in Shanghai, becoming a new stage in the development of cooperation between the Valve and the Chinese government. This inevitably affected the censorship of the event. For example, users complain that any mention of Tiananmen square is removed from the stream chat of the event and block the sender for two minutes.
Square in Beijing became infamous in 1989 after the Chinese government brutally suppressed student protests. The number of victims is unknown, between 200 and 1,000 dead.
Some users have also reported to ban the mention of “Winnie the Pooh”. Charming British character was censored in China in 2018 after the burst comparisons with the General Secretary of the Communist party of China XI Jinping. Obviously, the President si the comparison is not flattering. However, publishing PCGamesN it was not temporarily blocked for mentioning a character in chat.
International will take place from August 20 to August 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The total prize Fund this year is $33 million, and the winning team will take home $15 million.