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Blizzard Employees Silently Protest While Hearthstone Players Call for Boycotts Over Player's Suspension
US Gamer:
After suspending a player for pro-Hong Kong statements made on-air, Blizzard is under noticeable scrutiny.

7 days ago

 Additional Sources

Blizzard also canceled the pro gamer's prize winnings and banned him from Hearthstone esports for 12 months.
Daryl Morey's tweet in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters has spun out into an all-out crisis--and it will likely hurt the ...
The Verge:
Photo by Alex WongGetty Images Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment banned a Hearthstone player from participating in tournaments ...
 The Guardian:
Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding ...
The esports world is finding itself embroiled in a political dispute.
The controversy over China’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has invaded the esports arena.
Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone gamer, was given a one-year suspension and had his prize money retracted.
USA Today:
Video game maker Blizzard suspended Blitzchung, an esports competitor, after he made a pro-Hong Kong appeal during a livestreamed interview.
IGN News:
A Hearthstone pro proclaimed his support for Hong Kong liberation live on air.
The developer of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone said a player known as Blitzchung went over the line when he said, "Liberate Hong ...
PC Gamer:
Droves of players are boycotting Blizzard, claiming it's censoring free speech.
 Blizzard suspends Hearthstone player for ‘liberate Hong Kong’ statement Polygon:
Blizzard Entertainment via Polygon Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai will not receive any prize money earned this season Continue reading…
PC Magazine Australia:
The player 'Blitzchung' was featured in an official broadcast of a Hearthstone tournament this past weekend in Asia, where he called for ...
Windows Central:
In what is clearly appeasement of the Chinese dictatorial regime, Blizzard has not only banned a winning Hearthstone champion, but has ...
Zero Hedge:
Beijing Pulls The Plug: China Cancels NBA Broadcasts Amid Outrage Over Hong Kong Tweet Adding yet another layer of conflict to the US- ...
Voice of America:
Spat sparked by basketball team general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has shown no signs ...
Evening Standard:
A £32 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange collapsed today, when the owners of the rival Hong Kong stock market admitted they had ...
PC Games:
Hearthstone pro player Ng Wai Chung, also known as ‘Blitzchung’, appeared in post-match interview wearing a gas mask and goggles that ...
 Hearthstone player blitzchung suspended by Blizzard following Hong Kong comments Shack News:
Hearthstone player blitzchung suspended by Blizzard following Hong Kong comments
Business Standard:
The crisis erupted Friday when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for protesters in the semi-autonomous ...
Wired UK:
Wednesday briefing: Hearthstone fans protest Blizzard's suspension of grandmaster over Hong Kong democracy support
The Week:
Gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment just suspended a professional Hearthstone player over his support for the Hong Kong protests, and ...
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