The question of whether Epic supports China in this matter was asked because Epic, too, is partially owned by the Chinese multimedia company Tencent. They hold a significant 40% of the stock, and one user on Twitter was wondering what Tim Sweeny had to say about this.
Epic supports the rights of Fortnite players and creators to speak about politics and human rights.https://t.co/GWxDjKVjeJ— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) 9. listopada 2019.
As the Tweet above clearly shows, Sweeney didn't take much time with responding. He's open about the company's policy not to ban players and creators for speaking their mind about politics and human rights, which means they'll be taking a different direction than Blizzard did.
It seems that Tencent prefers to keep a low profile in these matters, too, since they've not been heard of at all.
We'll see how the situation develops over the coming days. Blizzard's response to the ongoing community outrage is bound to be remembered, if nothing else.