“Before I go on, I’d like to take a moment to talk about something serious,” Mike Morhaime, CEO and president of Blizzard Entertainment started off Blizzcon 2014. “Over the past couple months, there’s been a small group of people who have been doing really awful things. They have been making some people’s lives miserable, and they have been tarnishing our reputation as gamers. It’s not right.” He was stopped as the crowd broke into applause.
“Blizzcon is a great example of how positive and uplifting gaming can be. Let’s carry the good the good vibes from this weekend out into the world all year round.”
“There is another person on the other end of the chat screen. They’re our friends, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters. Let’s take a stand to reject hate and harassment. Let’s redouble our efforts to be kind and respectful to one another. And let’s remind the world what the gaming community is really all about.”
Then Morhaime got into discussing Blizzard’s video games.