Since there is no "general esports" forum on TL I post this here - Sorry if this belongs somewhere else.
The HearthStone pro and HongKong citizen Ng "blitzchung" Wai Chung stated his support for Hong Kong protests on the official HearthStone stream in an post-match interview:
He was therefore banned from GM and from competition for one year by Blizzard due to violating offical competition rules. The casters who did the interview were also fired (they were hiding behind their desks):
The rule they're referring to:
Engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image will result in removal from Grandmasters and reduction of the player’s prize total to $0 USD, in addition to other remedies which may be provided for under the Handbook and Blizzard’s Website Terms.
Some employees of Blizz showed their protest by covering "Think Globally" and "Every Voice Matters" on the values compass at Blizz' outside campus:
Former Liquid's Jinro supports the appeal to boycott Blizzard until they withdraw from their decision.
So, what do you think of this?