Blizzard broke its silence to say China didn’t influence its decision to ban a professional gamer from Hong Kong, but fans aren’t buying it
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Entertainment President J. Allen Brack said the company’s
relationships in China were not a factor in the decision
to punish Blitzchung, a professional gamer who spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protests during a Blizzard-sponsored event.
Fans accused Blizzard of attempting to censor Blitzchung
to protect its business interests in China, but Blizzard said the punishment was a direct consequence for drawing attention away from the video game tournament.
Blitzchung and two commentators who interviewed him on October 5 have been banned from competitions for six months.
Critics are still planning to protest in support of Hong
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