Due to a surprising turn of events, one Overwatch player has gotten a moderation when he named his account after the American President, Donald Trump. This is not the first time the president has gotten a seemingly infamous streak in the game, as he was the subject of various memes and a strange billboard in the past.
Most games nowadays have their own set of rules and code of conduct that fans must strictly follow lest they get into some serious trouble. Similarly, Blizzard has shared their own principles regarding their hit first-person shooter game. These rules are standard and run-of-the-mill, which should be no problem for fans to follow.
Fittingly enough, abusive language is one strict rule that even extends to a person's account name. However, YouTuber Censored Gaming shares that one Overwatch player received a moderation for his username that did not seem to break any rules. This moniker in question was "Trump4Prez," which clearly references the current president of the United States.
The said player posted his message directed at Blizzard after they changed his tag to "Bnetplayer" wherein he claimed that his username did not violate any rules listed on the official site. In response, the company claimed that the name was not "appropriate" for the game with no actions taken towards the player.
However, they failed to mention why the tag itself was inappropriate, which could either hint that Blizzard is taking a political stance or chooses to not include anything controversial in the game. This is not the first time Donald Trump has received infamy in the game as he had a real-life billboard claiming that he uses Hanzo, as per Kotaku.
It is quite strange that Blizzard would take action against that certain username seeing as how Donald Trump is already the current president of the United States. It seems like players should avoid making the same mistake in order to prevent any unnecessary moderations. Overwatch is available to play on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.