Overwatch’s Mei Is Becoming A Symbol Of The Hong Kong Resistance

After Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai called for the liberation of Hong Kong, Blizzard suspended the Hearthstone player and withheld any prize money.

The decision has been widely criticised. Fans have now started posting images of Overwatch hero Mei supporting the Hong Kong protests as a show of solidarity.

In Overwatch, Mei hails from Xi’an, China. By turning her into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance, fans are showing the character standing up to Chinese rule while thumbing their noses at Blizzard.

[referenced url=”https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/10/blizzard-hearthstone-player-hong-kong-revoked-winnings-aussie-studio-repays/” thumb=”https://www.kotaku.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/10/hong-kong-protest-1-410×231.jpg” title=”Aussie Studio Offers To Repay Hearthstone Player’s Revoked Winnings For Supporting Hong Kong” excerpt=”With Blizzard banning Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai for a year and stripping his prize winnings over the player’s vocal support for Hong Kong during a post-game interview, it was only a matter of time before someone else stepped up. Enter Sydney studio Immutable, the makers of a blockchain-powered collectible card game, and the company pledging to repay all of Blitzchung’s lost winnings.”]

Photoshops originated on r/HongKong (here and here) with Redditors encouraging each other to share the images. Twitter users have also been uploading images.

Mei isn’t the only Overwatch character being used to show support for the Hong Kong protests.

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


16 responses to “Overwatch’s Mei Is Becoming A Symbol Of The Hong Kong Resistance”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *