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Blizzard bans Hearthstone player and withholds prizemon for supporting Hong Kong

This is what "shit hitting the fan" looks like
https://kotaku.com/blizzard-suspends-hearthstone-player-for-hong-kong-supp-1838864961
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Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a pro Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, ended a stream earlier this week with a statement of support for those engaged in months-long protests against local police and government.
As a result of this, Blizzard has ruled that he violated competition rules, and have handed out a heavy punishment.

In the stream, part of the broadcast of the Asia-Pacific Grandmasters, Blitzchung wore a mask (similar to those worn by protesters) and said “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!”
https://old.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/ is an absolute shitstorm right now
https://old.reddit.com/r/Blizzard has been locked

From what people are posting they are demanding refunds of all their stuff and quitting Hearthstone for good if Blizzard refuses to fix this.

More news links:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20904308/hearthstone-player-blitzchung-hong-kong-protesters-ban-blizzard
https://www.pcgamer.com/blitzchung-removed-from-hearthstone-grandmasters-for-liberate-hong-kong-comments/
https://www.cnet.com/news/blizzard-removes-blitzchung-from-hearthstone-grand-masters-after-his-public-support-for-hong-kong-protests/

Re: Blizzard bans Hearthstone player and withholds prizemon for supporting Hong Kong

Reply #1
They unlocked /r/blizzard and it's ugly
Very entertaining, all this

Re: Blizzard bans Hearthstone player and withholds prizemon for supporting Hong Kong

Reply #2
Massive amounts of people are removing their subscriptions and accounts.
Suddenly people are required to provide photo ID in order to remove their accounts, which wasn't required before
ATVI is plummeting too, can't wait to see what happens when the markets open

Re: Blizzard bans Hearthstone player and withholds prizemon for supporting Hong Kong

Reply #3
cool :)