World of Warcraft players are staging in-game protests against Activision Blizzard

World of Warcraft players are gathering by the hundreds in-game to protest Activision Blizzard after the state of California filed a lawsuit against the company for operating a workplace steeped in sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and “frat boy culture.” Players from both factions have gathered in the city of Oribos, where hundreds are sitting quietly on the steps leading to its inn, discussing the lawsuit or expressing anger and dismay at the allegations.

Though the protest appears to be spreading to other servers, it was initially organized by roleplay guild Fence Macabre on the Moon Guard and Wyrmrest Accord servers. The guild is also raising money for Black Girls Code, a nonprofit that helps women of color break into tech industries. Already Fence Macabre has raised $3,500.

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The overwhelming sentiment is one of solidarity and intense care for the victims and survivors of Activision Blizzard’s abuse.

Hinahina Gray