Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, in case you didn’t know, is the Grandmaster Hearthstone player who was banned for voicing his political opinion on the Hong Kong riots during a Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament stream, which led to a #BoycottBlizzard movement and even Blizzard employees walking out and more. It has been a rough time for the developer and yesterday, the president of Blizzard, J. Allen Brack gave a lengthy response.
It has been interesting to see all the reactions from gamers, the whole #BoycottBlizzard thing and how many reacted to Blizzard’s response where they lowered the ban to six months and decided to give Blitzchung his prize money. The response from Blitzchung sounds mostly positive.
Well, Blitzchung has responded to Blizzard’s statements and new decision via a post on TwitLonger. Starting off, he thanks fans and reiterates that he knew he might get a penalty for his actions. Remember, the fact remains that he did break tournament rules.
Blitzchung then goes on to respond to the prize and ban time decisions by Blizzard, first explaining what he thinks about the new decision on prize money.
Blitzchung then goes on to discuss his suspension of six months and it looks like he agrees with Blizzard but he wishes that the developer would reconsider the penalty against the two casters.
Then, Blitzchung explains that he hasn’t decided if you will be staying in competitive Hearthstone or not and that he will take this time to relax. Lastly, he finishes off his response with the following:
All in all, it looks like Blitzchung is relatively happy with the new decision from Blizzard and it is clear that he loves the game that Blizzard has been created. It doesn’t look like he will be deleting his Battle.net account or boycotting the developer or the game, which might be something to think about…
What do you think about the response from Blitzchung and the whole controversy surrounding the player being banned for voicing his political opinion on a tournament stream? Let us know in the comment section below.
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