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In These Partisan Times, The Only Thing That Gets Bi-Partisan Agreement Is That Blizzard Sucks

from the crossing-aisles dept We live in partisan times. The left and the right might as well be cats and dogs, mostly incapable of living together and the subject of fascination by the public when they manage to work together in the slightest way. The country needs a rallying cry. Something to bring both sides …

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AOC, Marco Rubio and other members of Congress call out Blizzard on Hearthstone decision

“Because your company is such a pillar of the gaming industry, your disappointing decision could have a chilling effect on gamers who seek to use their platform to promote human rights and basic freedoms.” Blitzchung made a pro-Hong Kong statement during an official competition, and Blizzard initially banned him for one year and took away …

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Blizzard bosses reduce gamer’s ban and release prize money

Image copyright Activision Blizzard US gaming publisher Activision Blizzard has reversed its decision to withhold prize money from a player who expressed support for the Hong Kong protests. Professional gamer, Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung, said in Mandarin, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age,” on a live broadcast after a tournament. He was banned for …

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Blizzard Faces Wide Backlash Over Hong Kong ‘Hearthstone’ Ban

Update: In a hot piece of end of Friday news Blizzard officially responded to the controversy. You can read the lengthy attempt at spin on their blog, but long story short Blitzchung is getting his money back and everyone’s bans are being reduced to six months. People don’t like that this still implies calling for …

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Blizzard to give back Hearthstone Grandmasters winner Ng Wai Chun his prize money, ban halved to six months- Technology News, Firstpost

Agence France-PresseOct 12, 2019 15:44:52 IST Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said Friday China had nothing to do with its decision to punish an e-sports champion who voiced support for Hong Kong protestors, but eased the controversial sentence. Activision Blizzard booth at E3. Image: AP After a week of backlash from players, employees, and US politicians, …

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Blizzard restores Hong Kong player’s winnings, reduces suspension after international uproar

“The specific views expressed by blitzchung were not a factor in the decision we made. I want to be clear: Our relationships in China had no influence on our decision,” said Blizzard Entertainment President J. Allen Brack in a Friday evening statement. “If this had been the opposing viewpoint delivered in the same divisive and …

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