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Blizzard is under fire from lawmakers, gamers, and maybe even its own employees after punishing a ‘Hearthstone’ competitor who voiced his support for protesters in Hong Kong

Blitzchung Heartstone ban interview

  • Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Overwatch,” is currently under fire for its decision to punish an esports player who voiced support for protesters in Hong Kong.
  • Chung Ng Wai, the esports athlete better known as Blitzchung, shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age” in Chinese amid a post-match interview at a Blizzard-sponsored “Hearthstone” tournament in Taiwan.
  • Blizzard responded by stripping Blitzchung of his prize money, and banning him from “Hearthstone” competitions for one year. Blizzard said Blitzchung’s comments had violated the competition rules by damaging the company’s image.
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    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com