‘Fortnite’ creator says it won’t punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protests
|10/09/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company will not punish “Fortnite” players who choose to comment on politics or human rights.
- Sweeney’s statement comes as Activision Blizzard faces a massive backlash for punishing an esports competitor from Hong Kong.
- Chung Ng Wai, the esports competitor better known as Blitzchung, shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age” in Chinese during a post-match interview at a Blizzard-sponsored “Hearthstone” tournament in Taiwan.
- Blizzard responded by stripping Blitzchung of his prize money and barring him from “Hearthstone” competitions for one year. Blizzard said Blitzchung’s comments had violated the competition read more >>>