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Blizzard bans player for pro-Hong Kong protest

Oct 10, 2019 - USA Today

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, who uses the nickname "Blitzchung," when playing the game "Hearthstone," donned a gas mask and declared, "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!" during a streamed post-match video interview.

"As you know there are serious prot...