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Fans Pledge to ‘Boycott Blizzard’ Over Hearthstone Pro’s Ban

Fans are furious over Blizzard banning professional Hearthstone player Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung from Hearthstone esports for declaring his support for Hong Kong’s liberation during an official Blizzard interview, going so far as to create a popular #BoycottBlizzard trend on social media.

This afternoon, Kevin Hovdestad, a former Blizzard employee, shared an image of a statue outside of Blizzard’s headquarters, of which employees covered up two of the company’s eight values, “Think Globally” and “Every Voice Matters,” showing their disagreement with Blizzard’s decision. While Hovdestad supports fan’s rights to boycott the company in various ways, he urged fans not to call for violence against Blizzard.

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