Blizzard suspended pro hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai for making a comment supporting the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong during an interview. They even went as far as to rescind all his prize money, AND completely cut ties with the two people interviewing him. This is an extremely bad look for Blizzard, and I honestly hope the whole thing gets way more attention.
Blizzard said those involved were in violation of their terribly vague and questionable policy regarding any players making a comment that “brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image”. The whole thing is alarming and disappointing, and I’m really looking forward to a terrible corporate-speak statement getting released defending their decision to stifle people’s right to demand democracy and autonomy. More context for those curious: