There's A Blizzard Boycott Movement After A "Hearthstone" Player Was Suspended For Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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Tech Times—Blizzard Suspends 'Hearthstone' Player For Supporting Hong Kong Protesters. Blizzard has banned a professional 'Hearthstone' player for airing his support of the ongoing Hong Kong protests via a Grandmasters live stream. The gamer cannot take part in any 'Hearthstone' eSports events for an entire year.

VG247—Blizzard suspends Hearthstone pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests, rescinds prize money. The professional Hearthstone player who recently spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests has been removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters. Blizzard has removed Hong Kong player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai from the Hearthstone Grandmasters for violating the tournament’s competition rules. Not only that, the developer rescinded the pro player’s prize money for Season 2 [

The Independent—Blizzard faces boycott after banning player over Hong Kong protest support. eSports player Blitzchung banned from Hearthstone tournament after 'Liberate Hong Kong' comments