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Some Blizzard employees reportedly walked out to protest the punishment of a ‘Hearthstone’ competitor who spoke up in support of the Hong Kong protests (ATVI)

The entrance to the Activision Blizzard Inc. campus is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., August 6, 2019.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • About 30 Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout to protest the company’s punishment of a Hong Kong-based esports competitor who made a political statement during a Blizzard event in Taiwan, according to a report from The Daily Beast.
  • Blizzard has faced harsh criticism from fans and U.S. lawmakers for its decision to ban “Hearthstone” player Chung Ng Wai, better known as Blitzchung, from competition for one year and withhold the prize money he had earned.
  • 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 read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com