November 1, 2019

Banned blitzchung signed by Tempo Storm

Hearthstone player and former Grandmaster Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has been signed to a new team amidst his ban from professional play. The ban came from Blizzard in October after blitzchung openly publicized his views in the post-match interview at the Asia-Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters. A few weeks following the controversial move by Blizzard, professional gaming […]

October 16, 2019

Blizzard bans Hearthstone Collegiate team for six months

Activision Blizzard has banned American University Hearthstone players for six months for holding up a “Free Hong Kong” poster during an official stream. Three American University Hearthstone players expressed their solidarity and support for Hong Kong protestors and fellow Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai. Blizzard’s decision to ban the AU players comes nearly one […]

October 15, 2019

Blizzard cancels Overwatch launch event at Nintendo World Store NYC

NEW YORK–Blizzard has canceled its Overwatch launch event that was set to take place on Wednesday at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. Today should have been a good press day for Blizzard. Amidst all the controversy they are currently facing, Overwatch Legendary Edition launched today on the Nintendo Switch and is now […]

October 12, 2019

Blizzard president reduces Blitzchung’s suspension and returns winnings

Since Wai Chung “Blitzchung” Ng’s suspension from a Hearthstone tournament, community outlook towards Blizzard hit an all-time low. J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard, finally responded, returning Blitzchung’s winnings and shortening his suspension. Gaming company @Blizzard_Ent, which banned a prominent player this week for speaking out in support of Hong Kong demonstrators, has this statue […]

October 9, 2019

Epic Games will not suppress player’s free speech

Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, comes forward saying that Epic Games supports the rights of Fortnite players and creators to speak about politics and human rights. Sweeney’s statement comes close on the heels of Blizzard banning Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone player, for one year. The player attended a post-match interview wearing goggles and […]

October 8, 2019

Hearthstone pro supports Hong Kong, gets banned by Blizzard

US Gaming Company Blizzard Entertainment banned Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai and fired two casters for political rhetoric in a post-game interview regarding the Hong Kong protests at the Asia-Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters. “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” shouts Wai in a post-game interview wearing a mask that resembles what protesters wore during […]

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