At Hearthstone Grandmasters, Hearthstone winner Ng ‘blitzchung’ Wai Chung voiced his help for Hong Kong protestors in an interview, and in response, Blizzard Taiwan deleted the video of his interview from the official Twitch channel (through Inven International).
Below a ‘one nation, two systems’ arrangement, Hong Kong possesses a degree of autonomy as a former British colony that was only returned to China in 1997. The catalyst for the protests is the extradition bill, which if passed, would send criminal suspects to China below specific situations. Citizens have reacted very negatively to the implications that the nation could topic Hong Kongers to criminal injustice and targeting of activists and journalists.
Speaking to Inven International, Blitzchung explained that his motivation was to ‘grab extra attention’ with regards to the status of Hong Kong. ‘As you know there are severe protests in my nation now. My contact on stream was just a further kind of participation of the protest,’ he mentioned.
‘I place so substantially work in that social movement in the previous handful of months, that I at times could not concentrate on preparing my Grandmaster match. I know what my action on stream signifies. It could trigger me a lot of problems, even my individual security in actual life. But I believe it really is my duty to say some thing about the challenge,’ Blitzchung concluded.