Blizzard says ties with China not at play in ban on pro-Hong Kong protests Hearthstone contestant

Gaming company Blizzard Entertainment said it punished a e-sports competitor who voiced support for anti-government protests in Hong Kong because he took the focus off the game and not because of his political views.Defending the decision on Saturday, Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said the company’s relationship with China was not a factor.“We have these rules to keep the focus on the game and on the tournament to the benefit of a global audience, and that was the only consideration in the…

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