In Post Game Interview, Hearthstone Player Calls For The Liberation Of Hong Kong

During the Hearthstone Grandmasters, Hong Kong player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai appeared on an official Taiwanese Hearthstone stream in a gas mask and called for the liberation of his city.  

The gas mask was similar to that which the protesters in Hong Kong have been wearing. As our colleagues at Gizmodo report, anti-mask measurements have been instituted in Hong Kong, banning the protesters from obscuring their faces. 

Inven Global reports that Blitzchung removed the gas mask and said, “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!”

The two casters on the stream hid underneath the desk, apparently wanting nothing to do with the player’s statements. According to Inven Global, they told him, “OK, that’s it, Blitz bro.”

The stream then quickly cut to a commercial.

Blitzchung issued the following statement to Inven:

As you know there are serious protests in my country now. My call on stream was just another form of participation of the protest that I wish to grab more attention. I put so much effort in that social movement in the past few months, that I sometimes couldn’t focus on preparing my Grandmaster match. I know what my action on stream means. It could cause me lot of trouble, even my personal safety in real life. But I think it’s my duty to say something about the issue.

The official Taiwanese stream has since removed the clip, but this being the internet, it has been preserved and shared online. 


Comments

    China need to realise that they've crossed a threshold and this isn't going away. I think Taiwan are being coy about it because they know China will come down hard on them if they look like they're supporting it. Taiwan really doesn't want a populist uprising.

      I don't know if China's at that point yet, things could kind of go either way at the moment.
      The whole issue is extremely complicated and China isn't the only one guilty of framing events for their own agenda.

      Public support and interest for the protests has been on the decline for a while now, both globally and internally.
      In HK the protestor numbers have been shrinking and they've been facing growing resistance from an already largely pro-China population and other increasingly frustrated citizens as things become more violent.
      In Europe/the west our infamously short attention spans mean most people are moving on and the media is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain the narrative of evil heavy handed police and innocent peaceful protestors in the face of the rising violence, similar police practices in our own backyards and other protests/uprisings springing up.

      The elections in November will give us a better idea of where things will go in the region.
      With so much interference, foreign and domestic, it's gonna be messy though.

    Good for him.

    Hopefully his life doesn't come to a brutal, unjust end as he is 'disappeared', tortured, and murdered, like so many critics of the Chinese government, before him.

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