The reaction to yesterday’s news that Blizzard suspended Hearthstone player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Waifor expressing pro-Hong Kong views has been, well, pretty severe. Posts criticising Blizzard have been all over Reddit and Twitter, while the incident has even broken into mainstream consciousness, with Republican and Democratic politicians alike calling out the decision.
On r/HongKong, meanwhile, things have taken a rather more proactive turn, as multiple posts have appeared seeking to turn Overwatch’s Mei into a Hong Kong protest symbol.
“It would be such a shame if Mei from Overwatch became a pro-democracy symbol and got Blizzard’s games banned in China,” reads one such post. “Let’s get back at Blizzard by making Mei a pro-democracy symbol!”, says a popular tweet.