Unfortunately, the world is currently seeing the return of far-right groups, related to the ideas of fascism and racism, especially in Europe, a continent that was already hurt by one of the bloodiest and largest wars of the 20th century. . Hence, it is becoming common to hear about scandals taking place in politics, sports and entertainment related to this situation. In this case, it was the turn of the popular miniature strategy game, which also exists in video games, Warhammer for an event in Spain.
The scandal marred a competition of Warhammer 40,000
According to information from The Gamer, to the competitive scene of Warhammer 40,000 in Spain it has been involved in controversy after a tournament was clouded by the presence of a player whose equipment and clothing revolve around Spanish fascism and Nazism. This happened during the GT Talavera event, held at the Invasión Talavera store located in Toledo, Spain, where the best players from Warhammer 40,000 to face off on the table and show off your best combat and defense strategies.
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Games Workshop made it clear that it will not tolerate such situations
However, since the event began, the presence of a team of Warhammer 40,000 called “Austrian Painter”, named after the German dictator of the Nazi party. Worst, the player who represented them in the event wore a shirt that wore a symbol as a shield that combined elements of the Falange, a fascist movement and Spanish political party, with the solar cross, a racist symbol. Likewise, the player wore a design with several swastikas.
When it was time to play, the competitor faced by the “Austrian Painter” team player refused to participate and the event was marred by it. The scandal was such that it reached Games Workshop, the company responsible for Warhammer, who presented a text titled The Empire is driven by hatred. Warhammer no.
In it, the company made it clear that it will not tolerate any manifestation or expression related to radical and violent ideologies, not even as a satire or joke. Likewise, he was blunt when stating: “players who carry symbols of hatred, we will not let them participate, we do not want their money and we do not want them in the community of Warhammer“.
Finally, Games Workshop closed by inviting independent organizers of events from Warhammer so that they do the same and do not allow the participation of teams and players related to this type of ideology.
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