American video game developer Blizzard Entertainment banned a professional gamer from its tournaments after he expressed support for the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Blizzard decided to ban Hong Kong-based professional gamer Chung Ng Wai, who plays under the name “Blitzchung,” after its Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament Monday. In his post-game interview, Chung donned a gas mask in support of the Hong Kong protesters and shouted “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!”
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In response, Blizzard Entertainment announced that Chung had fallen afoul of its rules …
(Reporting by Alex Griswold.)