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U.S. Congress Members Request Blizzard Reverse Hearthstone Pro’s Suspension

Today, United States Congressmen Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio signed a bi-partisan letter addressed to Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, over the recent suspension of professional Hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Gives 6-Month Ban To College Team That Held Up ‘Free Hong Kong’ Sign

American University Hearthstone players who recently held up a sign calling for Hong Kong’s freedom during a livestream have been officially disciplined by Activision-Blizzard. In a Twitter post today, team member Casey Chambers stated that the team has been banned from competitive play for six months. Read more…

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Blizzard Gives 6-Month Ban To College Team That Held Up ‘Free Hong Kong’ Sign

American University Hearthstone players who recently held up a sign calling for Hong Kong’s freedom during a livestream have been officially disciplined by Activision-Blizzard. In a Twitter post today, team member Casey Chambers stated that the team has been banned from competitive play for six months.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The key ingredient in Hong Kong spaghetti is ketchup, and it’s brilliant

Today I am going to suggest you cook a dish that puts ketchup on spaghetti. Your instincts might tell you to close this recipe’s tab immediately and wander off to another part of the internet where people aren’t putting ketchup on spaghetti, but fight those instincts! I would not be here to convince you that […]

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Hearthstone Pro Blitzchung Says He’ll Be More Careful About Expressing His Opinions On Hong Kong

Late last week, Kotaku reported that Blizzard had reconsidered its decision to withhold Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai’s prize money and ban him for a year after he showed support for the Hong Kong protesters. Blizzard is allowing the Hearthstone pro to keep his prize money and has reduced his ban to six months. Read more… […]

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Protests Are Coming To BlizzCon In The Wake Of Blizzard’s Hong Kong Fiasco

Multiple groups are in the process of organizing protests set to take place outside BlizzCon, the annual convention held by game developer Blizzard, in response to its suspension of a Hearthstone player for expressing support for Hong Kong during a live event. Today, digital rights non-profit organization Fight For…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Finally Comments On Hearthstone Debacle, Reduces Suspensions And Returns Prize Money

After a week of controversy surrounding its decision to boot Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai from a tournament and suspend him for a year for delivering a pro-Hong-Kong message during an official broadcast, Blizzard has finally made a statement about the situation. It plans to allow Blitzchung to collect his…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hearthstone Streamers Respond In Aftermath Of Controversial Blitzchung Ruling

In the days since Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai received a one-year suspension from the Hearthstone esports scene following his support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong in the middle of a stream, the community has become a hotbed for politically charged discussion. The scene’s subreddit—where a large portion of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Riot Says It Hasn’t Banned Casters From Saying “Hong Kong Attitude”

With all the protests going on in Hong Kong, League of Legends casters appear to be avoiding saying the team name “Hong Kong Attitude” and seem to even be catching themselves when they do. Riot Games, however, says that it has not banned casters from saying “Hong Kong.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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College Hearthstone Players Who Held Up ‘Free Hong Kong’ Sign Drop Out Of Tournament

Earlier this week, three collegiate Hearthstone players on the American University team held up a sign that read “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” during a stream broadcasted on Blizzard’s official Hearthstone Twitch channel. They expected a suspension similar to the one that, the day before, put pro player Chung…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Popular Hearthstone Caster Quits In Protest Of Blizzard’s Hong Kong Punishment

Collectible card game legend Brian Kibler, who casts for Hearthstone, announced today that he will no longer be involved in the digital card game’s Grandmasters competition. In a post on Medium, he blamed Blizzard’s “incredibly harsh” punishment of Grandmasters competitor Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai. Yesterday, Blizzard…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Blizzard’s Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren’t Neutral

On Monday night, professional Hearthstone player and Grandmasters tournament competitor Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai gave an interview. At the end of his interview, Chung expressed support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, reciting a protest slogan and wearing a mask associated with the activists who have taken to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Overwatch’s Mei Is Becoming A Symbol Of The Hong Kong Resistance

After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld any prize money. The decision has been widely criticized. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei supporting the Hong Kong protests as a show of solidarity.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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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 pro over his views on Hong Kong.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Blizzard Subreddit Closes After Devs Suspend Hearthstone Player For Pro-Hong Kong Statements

Hearthstone player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai recently made waves when, during an official competition, he voiced support for Hong Kong amidst ongoing protests over Chinese rule. He’s since been suspended from competition by Hearthstone developer Blizzard and stripped of his tournament winnings, a move that has been…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Dota 2 Fans’ Reactions To Hong Kong Protests Take Over Twitch Chat Of $33 Million Tournament

We’re just days away from the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, the annual International tournament with its $33 million prize pool. Normally, this would be a time of celebration, but throughout the group stages leading into the August 20 main event, hardly anybody in Twitch chat has been talking about the games.…Read more… […]

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Dota 2 Fans’ Reactions To Hong Kong Protests Take Over Twitch Chat Of $33 Million Tournament

We’re just days away from the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, the annual International tournament with its $33 million prize pool. Normally, this would be a time of celebration, but throughout the group stages leading into the August 20 main event, hardly anybody in Twitch chat has been talking about the games.…Read more… […]

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