Listen to me. Listen to me. We are facing a crisis and no one seems to understand the dark forces we are trifling with, here. The Overwatch League fan signs are usually innocent fun or a way for fans to show their appreciation. There’s nothing wrong with a humble “Let’s go Uprising” sign, or even “PLAY SYMMETRA, YOU COWARDS.” These are good, innocent signs that should be welcomed and encouraged.
The dark signs started with a seemingly humorous message. “LET TORB WALL CLIMB”, it exclaimed in colorful letters on white posterboard. #FreeHim was scrawled underneath. Free him? We were so innocent back then. We didn’t know that he needed to be contained.
K. @overwatchleague pic.twitter.com/48Kl17xIDK— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 3, 2018
Do you not see the problem? Does this somehow look like innocent fun to you? What if I told you that this clip wasn’t the end, but a beginning? Sure enough, the fans were encouraged by Blizzard giving into them. They wanted more.
K. @overwatchleague pic.twitter.com/rVHb6gkFmF— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 23, 2018
Do you think it stops here? Do you look at Zenyatta waddling around with his legs swinging wildly, and think that we can somehow close that door? I shudder to think of what sign will catch Blizzard’s eye next. It’s not too late. I beg of you, write only the simplest of signs. Stop demanding Blizzard to tear down barriers that should stand strong.
I am afraid.