It appears that the one thing that United States politicians can agree on is that Blizzard made a mistake in its actions against players who have spoken in support of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Some of the most prominent senators and representatives – from both sides of the aisle – have penned a joint letter urging Activision Blizzard chief Bobby Kotick to “reverse course” after it suspended Hearthstone pro Ng Wai Chung, known in-game as Blitzchung.
The letter is signed by Senators Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Florida, and Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida. It also bears the signatures of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Wisconsin, and Tom Malinowski, a Democrat from New Jersey.
“We write to express our deep concern about Activision Blizzard’s decision to make player Ng Wai Chung forfeit prize money and ban him from participating in tournaments for a year after he voiced support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong,” the full letter (via Makena Kelly on Twitter) reads. “This decision is particularly concerning in light of the Chinese government’s growing appetite for pressuring American businesses to help stifle free speech.”
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/us-senate-activision-blizzard-hong-kong