1. Overwatch hero Mei is becoming a Hong Kong protest symbol  Polygon
  2. Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral  Kotaku
  3. 'Blitzchung' suspended by Activision Blizzard over Hong Kong support  Fox Business
  4. Brian Kibler steps down from casting Hearthstone Grandmasters in wake of Hong Kong controversy  Dot Esports
  5. Artists turn Overwatch’s Mei into face of Hong Kong protests  Dexerto
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People are turning Overwatch hero Mei into a symbol of resistance after developer Blizzard Entertain suspended Hearthstone player Chung ‘blitzchung’ Ng Wai. Chung appeared on a Hearthstone broadcast and called for Hong Kong’s liberation.Overwatch hero Mei is being turned into a symbol of resistance

Overwatch hero Mei is becoming a Hong Kong protest symbol - Polygon

"I will not be a smiling face on camera that tacitly endorses this decision.""I will not be a smiling face on camera that tacitly endorses this decision."

Brian Kibler steps down from casting Hearthstone Grandmasters in wake of Hong Kong controversy | Dot Esports

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“Not everyone at Blizzard agrees with what happened. Both the "Think Globally" and "Every Voice Matters" values have been covered up by incensed employees this morning.”

Kevin Hovdestad on Twitter: "Not everyone at Blizzard agrees with what happened. Both the "Think Globally" and "Every Voice Matters" values have been covered up by incensed employees this morning.… https://t.co/gsncVbPnqM"

“Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party. No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck. https://t.co/rJBeXUiwYS”

Ron Wyden on Twitter: "Blizzard shows it is willing to humiliate itself to please the Chinese Communist Party. No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck. https://t.co/rJBeXUiwYS"

“Recognize what’s happening here. People who don’t live in #China must either self censor or face dismissal & suspensions. China using access to market as leverage to crush free speech globally. Implications of this will be felt long after everyone in U.S. politics today is gone. https://t.co/Cx3tkWc7r6”

Marco Rubio on Twitter: "Recognize what’s happening here. People who don’t live in #China must either self censor or face dismissal & suspensions. China using access to market as leverage to crush free speech globally. Implications of this will be felt long after everyone in U.S. politics today is gone.… https://t.co/tQdXRHz3Wv"

“[BREAKING] Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview: https://t.co/3AgQAaPioj @Matthieist #Hearthstone https://t.co/DnaMSEaM4g”

🎃 Inven Global 🎃 on Twitter: "[BREAKING] Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview: https://t.co/3AgQAaPioj @Matthieist #Hearthstone… https://t.co/gMkdJ3eel2"

This situation has riled up plenty of fans into possibly boycotting the company.This situation has riled up plenty of fans into possibly boycotting the company.

Hearthstone caster who was fired over Hong Kong incident says he's also banned from Overwatch | Dot Esports

Memers are turning popular characters, like Overwatch's Mei, into pro-democracy protesters.Memers are turning popular characters, like Overwatch's Mei, into pro-democracy protesters.

Blizzard Boycott After Hearthstone Player Punished For Hong Kong Protest Support

Brian Kibler announced he’s cutting ties with Activision Blizzard over the company's decision to suspend a pro player for his support of protests in Hong Kong.Brian Kibler announced he’s cutting ties with Activision Blizzard over the company's decision to suspend a pro player for his support of protests in Hong Kong.

Popular 'Hearthstone' Commentator Says He'll No Longer Work With Blizzard - VICE

Blizzard disabled every player cam afterward.Blizzard disabled every player cam afterward.

"Free Hong Kong" sign held during a collegiate Hearthstone stream | Dot Esports

Fans are showing their support for Blitzchung.Fans are showing their support for Blitzchung.

Fans flood Blizzard’s subreddit with memes to protest Hong Kong controversy | Dot Esports

While Blizzard doesn't seem to have anything else to say, its players, competitors, and even employees have been reacting to the controversy.While Blizzard doesn't seem to have anything else to say, its players, competitors, and even employees have been reacting to the controversy.

Blizzard stays silent on Hong Kong cop-out while the world reacts | VentureBeat

"The stakes are so much higher now""The stakes are so much higher now"

Blizzard employees stage a walkout, calling the Hong Kong ban “appalling but not surprising” | PCGamesN

Hong Kong protesters are coverting Overwatch’s Mei into a freedom icon following Blizzard’s protest censorship.  After Hearthstone pro Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai was banned and censored for rallying support on an official livestream, many have decided to retort through the internet’s favourite method: memes. After Blizzard’s decision to support the Chinese government’s insane censorship, many have […]

Hong Kong protesters turn Overwatch's Mei into freedom symbol following Blizzard's protest censorship - MSPoweruser

Hong Kong protesters turn Overwatch's Mei into freedom symbol following Blizzard's protest censorship - MSPoweruser

While everyone was busy dunking on the NBA and the Houston Rockets for kowtowing to China, gaming company Activision BlizzardWhile everyone was busy dunking on the NBA and the Houston Rockets for kowtowing to China, gaming company Activision Blizzard

Activision Blizzard Sided With Chinese Communists Against a 21-Year-Old Star Player – Reason.com

On Monday, Blizzard banned Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung for calling for the liberation of Hong Kong in a post-game interview after a Hearthstone Grandmasters patch. Blitzchung’s punishment included a one-year competitive ban, expulsion from Grandmasters, and reducing his prize money to $0. The decision has evoked a public ou On Monday, Blizzard banned Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung for calling for the liberation of Hong Kong in a post-game interview after a Hearthstone Grandmasters patch. Blitzchung’s punishment included a one-year competitive ban, expulsion from Grandmasters, and reducing his prize money to $0. The decision has evoked a public ou […]

Hearthstone's official Chinese Weibo condemns Blitzchung: "We are very angered and disappointed at what happened." | VPEsports

Fortnite's developer "Epic Games" is getting political. The company told The Verge that players would not be punished for speaking out on hot-button topics like the Hong Kong protests. This comes as gamers are calling for a boycott against Activision Blizzard after the company banned and stripped prize money away from a top player of its online game "Hearth-Stone," for saying a pro-Hong Kong message on a live stream. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Sibile Marcellus break it down with Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Engines, Ric Edelman and Gaming and E-sports Consultant, Rod "Slasher" Breslau.Fortnite's developer "Epic Games" is getting political. The company told The Verge that players would not be punished for speaking out on hot-button topics like the Hong Kong protests. This comes as gamers are calling for a boycott against Activision Blizzard after the company banned and stripped prize money away from a top player of its online game "Hearth-Stone," for saying a pro-Hong Kong message on a live stream. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Sibile Marcellus break it down with Executive Chairman of Edelman Financial Engines, Ric Edelman and Gaming and E-sports Consultant, Rod "Slasher" Breslau.

Activision Blizzard faces backlash after pro-Hong Kong gamer is banned [Video]

After banning a Hearthstone esports player for expressing support for Hong Kong protests, Blizzard is taking criticism from multiple directions.After banning a Hearthstone esports player for expressing support for Hong Kong protests, Blizzard is taking criticism from multiple directions.

Critics Of Hearthstone Pro Ban Now Include Epic, Senator Marco Rubio, And Blizzard's Own Employees - GameSpot