Blizzard Bans Three “Hearthstone” Collegiate Esports Players For Hong Kong Protest

Just days after issuing a statement on Hearthstone player Blitzchung and his banning, Blizzard has banned three more players for the same thing. To play a little catch-up, the company banned Blitzchung last week, took a ton of flack for it, and then issued a statement on Friday about the situation. Blitzchung responded to the situation, and for the most part, that was kind of the end of it. Well, aside from people protesting the company online and calling for a boycott of their games. Well, this week, the company may have just reignited outrage as three more players have been banned. The photo below comes from a livestream of the Hearthstone Collegiate esports league, in which players protested the company a day after Blitzchung was banned during a recap show.

Blizzard Bans Three "Hearthstone" Collegiate Esports Players For Hong Kong Protest
Credit: Blizzard

That act earned all three players involved a six-month suspension, which will run from October 8th, 2019 until April 8th, 2020. In effect, killing those player’s chances to compete for most of this school year. The word came out from Casey ChambersTwitter account, as he shared the full details including the email they received.

Whether you agree with the situation or not, it’s hard to deny that this new suspension will give Blizzard protestors new kindling for the fire. As to what kind of impact it will have on Hearthstone, its players, and the college league, in general, moving forward has yet to be seen.

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