Fortnite developer and publisher Epic Games has spoken up following Blizzard’s ban of a professional Hearthstone player who supported the Hong Kong protesters, stating that it will not follow suit and will not punish its players for political speech.
Speaking to The Verge, an Epic Games spokesperson said “Epic supports everyone’s right to express their views on politics and human rights. We wouldn’t ban or punish a Fortnite player or content creator for speaking on these topics.”
As previously mentioned, this statement was in response to Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung being banned from professional Hearthstone for a year after he “expressed his support of the protests while being interviewed by the official Taiwanese Hearthstone organization following his win against South Korean player Jang “DawN” Hyun Jae on October 6.”
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