Blizzard began to block the accounts of gamers in the Crimea




A number of members from the Crimea complained that they had been blocked from accessing online games American Blizzard Entertainment. According to the web, the reason for this was the US sanctions against Russia.


One user posted a letter Blizzard Entertainment – Developer Diablo, World of Warcraft, Starcraft and other games. It states that “the company is required to take such measures to comply with legal restrictions on trade with certain countries / regions.” These limitations do not allow Blizzard gamers to return the money or transfer the game to other accounts.

Despite the sanctions, Internet users do not despair and looking for ways to circumvent the ban. According to some reports, to avoid locking on services Blizzard, should not report correct information when registering their place of residence.

The fact that US companies will not be able to provide their services in the Crimea, it was revealed on December 19, when President Barack Obama signed the relevant decree. The embargo also applies to the IT-sector: Internet services, software and more. The sanctions prohibit the export of goods to the Crimea, technologies and products from the United States.

Official confirmation of information about the suspension of access to the accounts of Blizzard Entertainment in the Crimea with yet.

In January, Apple has stopped cooperation with the Crimean developers. The company removed the application by the residents of the Crimea from the App Store and has blocked internal accounts Crimean programmers through which the money paid by users of the application. Members of the Crimea now can not download apps from the App Store and officially buy “apple” technique.

At the end of last year to serve in the Crimea stopped cards of Visa and Mastercard, service payments Scrill, online store Google Play, domain registrar GoDaddy, also stopped work freelance exchange oDesk / Elance and service distribution of games Steam.

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