Blizzard strips pro gamer of tournament earnings after his support for Hong Kong protests
In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard Entertainment game Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, ...Continue reading on CNBC
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Blizzard strips pro gamer of tournament earnings after his support of Hong Kong protests
Activision Blizzard suspended a professional player from an esports tournament and stripped him of his earnings after he made a statement over the weekend in support of protests in Hong Kong. In a post-match interview on the Taiwanese stream of Blizzard ...Continue reading
Blizzard suspends 'Hearthstone' esports athlete after his pro-Hong Kong plea on livestream
A Hong Kong-based esports athlete has been suspended from competition for speaking out in favor of protests against Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. And the game maker's actions have caught the attention of U.S. lawmakers. Ng Wai Chung ...Continue reading
Blizzard's Company Values Don't Mean Much Today
Blizzard has a set of core values literally enshrined on the ground of their corporate HQ. Today, two of those—“Think Globally” and “Every Voice Matters”—were covered up by employees in the wake of Blizzard's contentious decision to suspend a Hearthstone ...Continue reading
Blizzard pulls Blitzchung from Hearthstone esports tournament over support for Hong Kong protests
After making a statement in support of the 2019 Hong Kong protests during a "Grandmasters" competition for the video game Hearthstone, pro player Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai has been removed from the tournament by Blizzard. The company also ruled that ...Continue reading
Blizzard is under fire from lawmakers, gamers, and maybe even its own employees after punishing a 'Hearthstone ...
Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind video games like "World of Warcraft" and "Overwatch," is currently under fire for its decision to punish an esports player who voiced support for protesters in Hong Kong. Chung Ng Wai, the esports athlete better ...Continue reading
Fans arremeten contra Blizzard tras suspensión de jugador de ...
En la mañana te platicamos que Blizzard tomó la decisión de suspender a Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai, jugador profesional de Hearthstone, después de que se mostrara a favor de las protestas en Hong Kong. Si bien la compañía argumenta que con esto ...Continue reading
After Hearthstone player's ban, fans call for a Blizzard boycott
Earlier today, Blizzard posted an announcement on its blog, stating that Chung had broken “a competition rule violation.” The post specifically cited a competition rule stating that his actions had offended “a portion or group of the public” and had damaged ...Continue reading
Blizzard banea a un jugador después de mostrar apoyo ante ...
El caso más reciente de esto lo protagoniza el jugador profesional de Hearthstone, Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, quien después expresar su posición ante estos eventos, fue suspendido de un torneo oficial por parte de Blizzard. Esta situación ocurrió en un ...Continue reading
Blizzard banea a un jugador de Hearthstone por apoyar las ...
Blizzard ha suspendido a un jugador profesional de Hearthstone por apoyar públicamente las manifestaciones por la libertad de Hong Kong durante el streaming de uno de sus eventos y torneos. La compañía ha retenido el dinero que había ganado el ...Continue reading
Blizzard suspends e-gamer for Hong Kong comment
A professional videogame player was suspended for making a pro-Hong Kong comment, in another case of a U.S. multinational succumbing to the pressure of China. The Blizzard unit of Activision Blizzard ATVI, -1.16% suspended Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai ...Continue reading
Blizzard is facing a boycott after removing a Hearthstone Grandmaster
This, according to Blizzard, was a breach of the extremely broad tournament rules that allows the company to give players the boot for acts that, "in Blizzard's sole discretion", damage Blizzard or the player's public image, or offend a portion of the public.Continue reading
Blizzard suspende a jugador “Blitzchung” por sus posturas políticas ...
Blizzard se mete en problemas a pocos días del comienzo de su esperada BlizzCon, al suspender públicamente al jugador de Hearthstone Blitzchung. Una situación singular se dio en la transmisión del pasado domingo de Hearthstone Grandmasters en ...Continue reading
After Hearthstone player's ban, Blizzard is in hot water with lawmakers
Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment banned a Hearthstone player from participating in tournaments after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protesters. Now, US senators are criticizing the game's publisher for its move. “Blizzard shows it is willing to ...Continue reading
Blizzard punishes pro gamer for supporting Hong Kong protests
A unit of Activision Blizzard Inc. has punished a player for expressing support for Hong Kong's protest movement, the latest example of a U.S. company attempting to rein in speech that might displease the Chinese Communist Party. Blizzard Entertainment ...Continue reading
Blizzard banea a pro de Hearthstone por defender a Hong Kong en ...
Blitzchung, uno de los mejores jugadores de Hearthstone en Asia, es baneado por Blizzard tras gritar «¡Liberen a Hong Kong!» Los costos de defender la democracia aumentan cuando el autoritarismo expande sus fuerzas a nivel mundial, torciendo todas ...Continue reading
Blizzard sancionó a jugador de Hearthstone por apoyar las ...
Blizzard sancionó a jugador de Hearthstone por apoyar las protestas en Hong Kong. La compañía suspendió a Chung Ng Wai del Grandmasters y además determinó que el jugador no recibirá los premios en dinero ganados en esta temporada. Fernanda ...Continue reading
Blizzard Facing Backlash After Suspending 'Hearthstone' Player For Hong Kong Comments
Blizzard has suspended and penalized a professional Hearthstone player for making remarks in favor of Hong Kong protestors on a tournament livestream, bringing broader international concerns about the power of Chinese censorship to a head inside of the ...Continue reading
Blizzard bans video game star after he supports Hong Kong protests
Activision Blizzard on Tuesday kicked a video game player out of a professional esports tournament after he voiced support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, becoming the latest U.S. business moving to head off potential conflict with the Chinese ...Continue reading
One of America's biggest gaming companies is acting as China's censor
Activision Blizzard, one of America's biggest gaming companies, just bowed to Chinese censorship in a disturbing way: suspending a professional player of Hearthstone, its digital card game, over a statement supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy ...Continue reading
Blizzard Entertainment Bans Esports Player After Pro-Hong Kong Comments
Blizzard Entertainment, the game developer behind hugely popular titles such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch, has banned a professional esports player from competing and taken away his prize money after he expressed support for Hong Kong's protest ...Continue reading
Blizzard banned a Hong Kong Grandmaster gamer for shouting a protest slogan
US gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said today (Oct. 8) that it has given a one-year suspension to a professional player from Hong Kong for having violated competition rules by shouting “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!' in a post-game ...Continue reading