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Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro-Hong Kong Gamer

“Blizzard makes a lot of money in China, but now the company is in this awkward position where we can’t abide by our values,” a Blizzard employee told The Daily Beast.

blizzard - Hacker News
12:11pm PDT - October 9th, 2019

Hearthstone caster Brian Kibler quits BlizzCon in protest

Popular Hearthstone professional, streamer and tournament caster Brian Kibler has issued a statement that he “will have no involvement in Grandmasters,” unless “something changes” following Blizzard’s decision to ban Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng W…

blizzard - Polygon
12:07pm PDT - October 9th, 2019

The Blizzard-Hong Kong fury is boiling over

Blizzard, perhaps ironically, has ignited a firestorm over the banning of an esports pro for his support of Hong Kong. While the initial response was flammable enough, the aftermath ...

blizzard - The Next Web
10:55am PDT - October 9th, 2019

‘Free Hong Kong’: Hearthstone team risks career in solidarity with banned player

On Oct. 8, three collegiate Hearthstone players held a ‘Free Hong Kong’ sign during an official broadcast. The protest comes after Blizzard suspended Hong Kong-based pro player Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai for a similar action.

blizzard - Polygon
10:26am PDT - October 9th, 2019

Epic Games says it won’t ban Fortnite players for political speech

Despite Chinese ownership, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says bans against Fortnite players for political speech ‘will never happen on my watch.’ Sweeney’s comments come after Blizzard banned Hong Kong-based Hearthstone player blitzchung.

blizzard - Polygon
9:06am PDT - October 9th, 2019

Overwatch hero Mei is becoming a Hong Kong protest symbol

People are turning Overwatch hero Mei into a symbol of resistance after developer Blizzard Entertain suspended Hearthstone player Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai. Chung appeared on a Hearthstone broadcast and called for Hong Kong’s liberation.

blizzard - Polygon
8:20am PDT - October 9th, 2019

Overwatch's Mei Is Becoming A Symbol Of The Hong Kong Resistance

After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld his prize money. The decision has been widely criticized. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei supporting the …

blizzard - Hacker News
3:00am PDT - October 9th, 2019

Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Player for His Pro-Hong Kong Message During Tournament Livestream

The ban has landed Blizzard in hot water with everyone from gamers to politicians.

blizzard - Fortune
4:57pm PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment Bans Pro Gamer, Strips of Winnings for Supporting Hong Kong Protests | Breitbart

Blizzard is facing backlash from consumers angry that the company banned Hearthstone Grandmaster Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung.

blizzard - Breitbart News
3:58pm PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident

The company's communities are in chaos and US senators are taking notice, following the suspension of a pro 'Hearthstone' player who declared support for Hong Kong's protest movement.

blizzard - Hacker News
2:24pm PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans esports player from Hearthstone tourney over Hong Kong support

Blizzard is in the hot seat after penalizing a Hearthstone esports player for voicing an opinion about the protests in Hong Kong. While the player did violate the rules of the tournament ...

blizzard - The Next Web
2:11pm PDT - October 8th, 2019

After Hearthstone player’s ban, Blizzard is in hot water with lawmakers

On October 6th, Hearthstone player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung was interviewed after a Grandmasters match. At the end of this spot, he covered his face with a Hong Kong protester-style mask and said, “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!”

blizzard - The Verge
12:18pm PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans Hearthstone tournament winner Blitzchung after interview supporting Hong Kong protesters

U.S. video game maker seizes player's Hearthstone Grandmasters winnings, saying he broke the company's rules

blizzard - CBS News
11:12am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard boycott campaign gathers momentum

Gamers gather online to express support for Blitzchung after the professional Hearthstone player was banned for expressing solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners.

blizzard - Polygon
11:06am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans pro Hearthstone gamer for statement supporting Hong Kong

"I think it's my duty to say something about the issue," Hong Kong gamer says.

blizzard - Ars Technica
9:51am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans esports player who voiced support of Hong Kong protests

Blizzard Entertainment has sent the esports player known as Blitzchung home from a tournament and handed him a 12-month ban for making the remarks.

blizzard - Business Insider
7:43am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans esports player who voiced support of Hong Kong protests

Blizzard Entertainment has sent the esports player known as Blitzchung home from a tournament and handed him a 12-month ban for making the remarks.

blizzard - Business Insider (UK)
7:43am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard bans 'Hearthstone' pro for Hong Kong protest support

He allegedly caused offense by voicing support for the movement.

blizzard - Engadget
7:12am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard suspends Hearthstone player for ‘liberate Hong Kong’ statement

A Hearthstone Grandmasters player expressed support for Hong Kong amid ongoing protests — and Blizzard is punishing the player and casters involved in the incident.

blizzard - Polygon
5:45am PDT - October 8th, 2019

Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone tournament over support for Hong Kong protests

Blizzard also cancelled the pro player's prize winnings and banned him from Hearthstone esports for 12 months.

blizzard - Reddit /r/all
3:04am PDT - October 8th, 2019