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GPB: International Politics Barges Into The World Of Video Games


International politics has now entered the world of video games. A professional player of the game Hearthstone has forfeited his winnings and has been banned from competing for a year. His crime? Vocally supporting the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. NPR’s Andrew Limbong reports that decision prompted a furious response.

ANDREW LIMBONG, BYLINE: The player’s name is Ng Wai Chung. Professionally, he goes by Blitzchung. Blitzchung is based in Hong Kong. And last weekend in a postgame interview, he said…

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