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Blizzard reduces ban and gives back prize money to gamer it punished for backing Hong Kong protests

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Blizzard insisted that its initial decision to ban “Hearthstone” player Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai was not influenced by the company’s relationships in China. Source link: Click here for more
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Chinese anger over Hong Kong ensnared 3 big US businesses โ€” and critics say they bent to Beijing

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Apple, Activision and the NBA angered China this week over episodes related to Hong Kong’s anti-government protests. Source link: Click here for more
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Blizzard strips pro gamer of tournament earnings after his support for Hong Kong protests

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Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai wore a gas mask and goggles and appeared to shout a slogan often associated with Hong Kong protesters: “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time.” Source link: Click here for more
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Activision Blizzard crowns San Francisco Shock as Overwatch league champs

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Gamers of the Philadelphia Fusion, left, and London Spitfire teams compete during the Activision Blizzard Inc. Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclay Center in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Friday, July 27, 2018. Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Activision Blizzard crowned the San Francisco Shock...
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What it’s like to be a professional gamer in the Overwatch League

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This Sunday, two teams will go head-to-head at a sold-out Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for the chance to win $1.1 million. But the event is not the venue’s typical NBA game โ€” it’s professional gaming. The 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals, which is like the game’s Super Bowl, will...
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Chipotle, Hewlett Packard, E-Trade & more

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Pedestrians walk outside an E*Trade Financial office in New York. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Monday: Bernstein downgraded Hewlett-Packard to ‘market perform’ from ‘outperform’ Bernstein said the computer and printer maker would face greater structural headwinds from a shift...
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Why Wall Street changed its mind on Activision Blizzard

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Spectators and fans react during the Activision Blizzard Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Christopher Lee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Activision-Blizzard is leaning on its legacy video games following a brutal few months and a round of layoffs, and Wall Street is buying in....

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