Blitzchung Responds to Blizzard After Hearthstone Fiasco

October 14, 2019
Blitzchung Responds to Blizzard After Hearthstone Fiasco

It’s been a week since the Hearthstone Grandmaster incident, Blizzard back-pedaled on some of their decisions, and Blitzchung has responded to their statement.

A week ago, Chung 'blitzchung' Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong during a post-game interview at the Hearthstone Grandmasters. Blizzard reacted by removing all videos of the recording, canceling the contracts of the two casters, rescinded Blitzchung’s winnings, and suspended him from pro-play for a year.

This weekend, Blizzard back-pedaled on the decision by shortening the suspension to six months and returning the winnings to the pro-player. Blitzchung responded to the statement on Twitter.

"First of all, I'm grateful for Blizzard reconsidering their position about my ban,” he wrote, “Earlier this week, I told media that I knew I might have penalty or consequence for my act, because I understand that my act could take the conversation away from the purpose of the event. In the future, I will be more careful on that and express my opinions or show my support to Hong Kong on my personal platforms"

He continued by expressing his gratitude for actually receiving the reward he earned, and noted that he did have a phone call with Blizzard representatives regarding the incident and that he understands why they made the decision they did.

When it comes to the suspension, he is glad that it’s not a year, but also mentioned that six months still feels like a lot for him. He also added, "I wish Blizzard can reconsider about their penalty on the two casters involved."

The last question he answered was whether he will be returning to the Hearthstone esports scene. He didn’t give a definitive answer, he wishes to take some time, rest, and get his thoughts straight.