The Daily Populous

Thursday October 10th, 2019 night edition

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Gamers are calling for a boycott of Blizzard games — and now, some are turning Overwatch hero Mei into a symbol of the Hong Kong resistance.

A post yesterday on the r/HongKong subreddit suggested people turn Mei, a Chinese Overwatch hero, into a “pro-democracy symbol” to get “Blizzard’s games banned in China.”

The post has been upvoted more than 12,000 times, and has more than 300 comments, plenty of which are images of Mei supporting Hong Kong.

Blizzard banned pro Hearthstone winner for supporting free Hong Kong and took away his prize money.

It would be SUCH A SHAME if Mei became a symbol of Hong Kong democracy and got #Overwatch banned in China like Pooh did.

On Oct. 8, Blizzard suspended Chung for using his post-game interview on Oct. 6 to support protesters engaging in ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Blizzard’s decision to ban Chung comes after the NBA distanced itself from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who tweeted (and then deleted) support for the Hong Kong protesters. »

Kibler's statement on Blitzchung

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The penalty they imposed was expelling Blitzchung from the Grandmasters league entirely, including retroactively revoking the prize money he had earned throughout the season, and additionally banning him from competing in events for a year.

I want to start by saying that I feel what Blitzchung did was very brave.

I have seen many descriptions of the situation claim that Blizzard took action against Blitzchung “for his support of the Hong Kong protests”, but that’s not an entirely accurate description. »

Turkey launches ground offensive in northern Syria

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Turkey has launched a ground offensive in northern Syria, hours after its warplanes and artillery began hitting territory held by Kurdish-led forces.

The offensive was launched just days after President Donald Trump withdrew US troops from the border area, a decision that was criticised at home and abroad.

Late on Wednesday, Turkey's defence ministry said Turkish troops and Syrian rebel allies had entered the area "east of the Euphrates". »

Singer From Original ‘Lion King’ Turned Down $2 Million & Took Royalties Instead

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Actor and singer Jason Weaver provided the singing voice for Young Simba in the original version of The Lion King.

In a recent interview with VladTV, he claimed to have turned down an initial $2 million offer from Disney in favor of $100,000 upfront and a share of royalties.

Watch the full interview above, and read all the lyrics to the original Lion King soundtrack on Genius now. »