Respawn will ignore the laws of an entire state to promote an agenda through Apex Legends in Saudi Arabia

by alex

The Esports World Cup tournament will take place in the summer of 2024, the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has been chosen as the venue.

This summer, the Esports World Cup tournament will be held in the city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, one of the disciplines of which will be the battle royale Apex Legends.

Many players did not appreciate this approach on the part of Electronic Arts, because the game is full of characters belonging to various minorities*. They expressed their outrage on social media, accusing the company of duplicity. Such groups of people are categorically not welcome in Saudi Arabia.

Some users on social networks were curious about what EA and Respawn would do if the tournament organizers prohibited participants from using characters such as Gibraltar, Valkyrie, Catalyst, Bloodhound or Ciar, to which the developers responded with the following:

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“We are not going to change the game – all legends will be available. There will be no restrictions on content, legends and cosmetic items at EWC”.

(news cover source: EA)

*LGBT is an international social movement banned on the territory of the Russian Federation

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