1. Blizzard suspends Hearthstone player for ‘liberate Hong Kong’ statement  Polygon
  2. Blizzard Suspends Hearthstone Player For Hong Kong Support, Pulls Prize Money  Kotaku
  3. Blizzard has removed Blitzchung from Grandmasters and banned him from competing in Hearthstone following his on-stream Hong Kong protest  InvenGlobal
  4. Blitzchung removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters for 'liberate Hong Kong' comments  PC Gamer
  5. Hearthstone players consider boycotting the game after pro gets suspended for supporting Hong Kong liberation on stream  Dot Esports
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A Hearthstone Grandmasters player expressed support for Hong Kong amid ongoing protests — and Blizzard is punishing the player and casters involved in the incident.Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai will not receive any prize money earned this season

Blizzard suspends Hearthstone player for ‘liberate Hong Kong’ statement - Polygon

Hearthstone: Last Sunday, Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng "blitzchung" Wai Chung caused quite the stir. As reported by Inven Global, Blitzchung appeared on the official Hearthstone Taiwan stream after his GrandmasLast Sunday, Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng "blitzchung" Wai Chung caused quite the stir. As reported by Inven Global, Blitzchung appeared on the official Hearthstone Taiwan stream after his Grandmas

Blizzard has removed Blitzchung from Grandmasters and banned him from competing in Hearthstone following his on-stream Hong Kong protest - Inven Global

Blizzard has banned Hearthstone esports player Blitzchung from professional play for 12 months for expressing support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.Blizzard has banned Hearthstone esports player Blitzchung from professional play for 12 months for expressing support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

Gamasutra - Blizzard bans Hearthstone esports pro over 'liberate Hong Kong' interview

During the Hearthstone Global Games in October 2018, the team Chinese Taipei violated the rules. They used the delayed broadcast to their advantage.During the Hearthstone Global Games in October 2018, the team Chinese Taipei violated the rules. They used the delayed broadcast to their advantage.

Blizzard responds to feedback about cheating in pro Hearthstone | Dot Esports

Mentioned in this article Teams: Boston Uprising Leagues: ELEAGUE Brands: ESL Games: Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League Companies: Riot Games ESPN has created the College Esports Championship (CEC). Games will include Overwatch, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Hearthstone, StarCraft II, and Heroes of the Storm. CEC fills a void […]

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“[BREAKING] Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview: https://t.co/3AgQAaPioj @Matthieist #Hearthstone https://t.co/DnaMSEaM4g”

🎃 Inven Global 🎃 on Twitter: "[BREAKING] Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview: https://t.co/3AgQAaPioj @Matthieist #Hearthstone… https://t.co/gMkdJ3eel2"

“Breaking: Effective immediately, Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters, rescinded all his prize money, and have suspended him from pro play for one year for his recent interview. Statement below https://t.co/ByI8vrZk1a”

Rod Breslau on Twitter: "Breaking: Effective immediately, Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters, rescinded all his prize money, and have suspended him from pro play for one year for his recent interview. Statement below https://t.co/ByI8vrZk1a… https://t.co/8vBGbwFLUE"

“In a world where we should support Hong Kong protestors, thanks @Blizzard_Ent for being very clear that they don't and cannot be weaned off the China teat. Adios @PlayHearthstone”

The Marvelous Da7e Gonzales on Twitter: "In a world where we should support Hong Kong protestors, thanks @Blizzard_Ent for being very clear that they don't and cannot be weaned off the China teat. Adios @PlayHearthstone… https://t.co/EtkEKKRcgn"

“As douchey as the NFL was to Kaepernick, imagine if they tried to claw back his salaries, zeroed out his career stats, and then explicitly banned him from the NFL. This is what #Blizzard did to a competitive #Hearthstone player for doing nothing but make a Hong Kong statement.”

Dan Szymborski on Twitter: "As douchey as the NFL was to Kaepernick, imagine if they tried to claw back his salaries, zeroed out his career stats, and then explicitly banned him from the NFL. This is what #Blizzard did to a competitive #Hearthstone player for doing nothing but make a Hong Kong statement."

The professional Hearthstone player who recently spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests has been removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters.The professional Hearthstone player who recently spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests has been removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters.

Blizzard suspends Hearthstone pro player for supporting Hong Kong protests, rescinds prize money - VG247

Players aren't happy and the controversy grows bigger.Players aren't happy and the controversy grows bigger.

Hearthstone players consider boycotting the game after pro gets suspended for supporting Hong Kong liberation on stream | Dot Esports

A Hong Kong-based professional e-sports player has been suspended for 12 months after he shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time” during a livestream. Ng Wai-chung, who also goes by the username “blitzchung,” expressed support for the citywide protests in a post-match interview on Sunday. He also wore goggles and a respirator – the […]

US gaming company Blizzard bans Hong Kong e-sport player from tournament for shouting pro-democracy slogan | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

HONG KONG (AFP) - A top online gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international eSports tournament after showing support for the city's protest movement said on Tuesday (Oct 8) he has no regrets.. Read more at straitstimes.com.East Asia News -HONG KONG (AFP) - A top online gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international eSports tournament after showing support for the city's protest movement said on Tuesday

'No regrets' for Hong Kong gamer kicked out of eSports tournament, East Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Blizzard Entertainment has banned Ng Wai Chung and stripped him of his prize money after the Hearthstone professional gamer, also known as Blitzchung, shouted slogans in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in a post-match interview. Blizzard Entertainment has banned Ng Wai Chung and stripped him of his prize money after the Hearthstone professional gamer, also known as Blitzchung, shouted slogans in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement in a post-match interview.

Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Esports Player For “Liberate Hong Kong” Comments

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Blizzard has ruled that Hearthstone pro Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai will been removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters, following the player's call for Hong Kong's freedom during a post-match interview. Additionally, Blizzard has stated that it will no longer work with the two casters who appeared in the now deleted broadcast.Blitzchung has been found in breach of Section 6.1 of the 2019 Hearthstone Grandmasters Official Competition Rules, which forbids:Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player’s prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard’s Website Terms. As a result, so continues Blizzard's statement, Blitzchung will receive no prizing for Season 2, and will be suspended from Hearthstone esports until October 5, 2020. "We’d like to re-emphasize tournament and player conduct within the Hearthstone esports community from both players and talent," Blizzard writes in its statement. "While we stand by one’s right to express individual thoughts and opinions, players and other participants that elect to participate in our esports competitions must abide by the official competition rules."As Andy reported earlier today, Blitzchung did not back down after the sudden removal of the broadcast, during which he wore a gas mask and goggles before shouting "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!" Following the incident he released a statement elaborating on his stance, writing "I know what my action on stream means. It could cause me lot of trouble, even my personal safety in real life. But I think it's my duty to say something about the issue."Blizzard finds him in violation of the official competition rules.

Blitzchung removed from Hearthstone Grandmasters for 'liberate Hong Kong' comments | PC Gamer

Blizzard banned "Hearthstone" player Blitzchung from competing for one year and rescinded his prize money over his pro-Hong Kong statement.Blizzard banned "Hearthstone" player Blitzchung from competing for one year and rescinded his prize money over his pro-Hong Kong statement.

Blizzard Bans ‘Hearthstone’ Player Blitzchung for Hong Kong Support – Variety

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Blizzard also cancelled the pro player's prize winnings and banned him from Hearthstone esports for 12 months.Blizzard also cancelled the pro player's prize winnings and banned him from Hearthstone esports for 12 months.

Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone tournament over support for Hong Kong protests - CNET