Public reaction against Blizzard is steadily intensifying after the company banned Hearthstone player Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung for voicing support for the Hong Kong liberation movement. Blizzard banned blitzchung from Hearthstone esports for a year, and revoked his tournament prize money.
Overwatch fans have begun making the character Mei a symbol of the Hong Kong liberation movement, and collegiate Hearthstone players openly protested Blizzard’s decision during a Hearthstone championship livestream. A prominent Hearthstone caster has also stepped down from casting the Grandmasters finals at BlizzCon.
Fans turn Overwatch hero Mei into protest symbol
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