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. »