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Blizzard employees go on strike against management's decision to punish esports player for supporting Hong Kong protests

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About 30 people disagreed with the decision of the company’s management regarding Chung Ng Wai, also known as “Blitzchung”. On Tuesday, after details of the incident leaked to the network, Blizzard employees left their workplaces and staged a protest near the orc statue.

It is worth recalling that the Asian player was suspended from participation in e-sports for 1 year, and was also fined 10 thousand dollars, after the phrase “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times”, in a post-match interview.

According to workers who know the situation from the inside, Blizzard is now "between a rock and hard place", on the one hand China, which brings fabulous profits and on the other hand personal human convictions and, obviously, the company will always prefer money to freedom of speech.

An improvise rally began in the morning. About 10 a.m. local time, in Irvine, California. People held umbrellas as a symbol of protest in Hong Kong.

On Twitter, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) commented on Blizzard's policies, calling the behavior humiliating and showing weakness to China.

According to company employees, no sanctions or penalties have been applied against the protesters for now.

 

Author: Usa Really