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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

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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...
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'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

'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

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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...
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