Ng Wai “” Chung is a professional player who supported the during a post-win interview for the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament on Sunday. Hearthstone publisher Blizzard Entertainment responded with a harsh punishment, banning Blitzchung from the digital card game’s esports for a year and taking his prize money from Grandmasters.
Blizzard also says it will no longer work with the two casters who covered the event, who literally ducked behind their desk when Blitzchung voiced his support for Honk Kong’s protest. Usually, players are banned from Blizzard esports for . But Blitzchung did not cheat.
Blizzard’s message is clear. Don’t criticize the Chinese government, or we’ll punish you.
This echoes what’s been going on in the NBA, which has been trying to make up with China