Blizzard will return prize money to Hong Kong esports player following backlash

Video game behemoth Blizzard Entertainment is returning prize money and reducing its ban on a Hong Kong-based pro esports player who made political comments on air after a win.

The company, which faced international backlash for its initial decision, says it "reacted too quickly" when it slapped a one-year ban on Ng Wai Chung, known under the stagename Blitzchung, and rescinded thousands of dollars in winnings after the gamer shouted a pro-democracy slogan at the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament last weekend.

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