The analogy presumably stemmed from viewers commenting on Amaz's stream (and possibly other Hearthstone streamers) about how they're supporting Blizzard, which made an incredibly unpopular decision to suspend Blitzchung and keep his Grandmasters prize earnings.
Fans have taken up various methods to boycott and protest Blizzard, including canceling their Battle.net accounts, voicing their concerns using the #BoycottBlizzard hashtag, and, naturally, creating pro-Hong Kong protest and anti-Blizzard content. And it is that calculus that Blizzard executives clearly considered when banning Blitzchung.
"As you know there are serious protests in my country now". He added, "My call on stream was just another form of participation of the protest that I wish to grab more attention..."
In an interview with popular gaming site IGN, Chung said that while he thought Blizzard's action was "unfair", he has no regrets about speaking out, saying, "I shouldn't be afraid of these kinds of white terror".
"Unless/until they completely reverse their stance on this issue (which, unfortunately, doesn't seem likely) they will get no more money from me", wrote one Reddit user in a long thread about the boycott.
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He left what appeared to be a chunky second shot more than 40 feet from the pin and his putt for birdie came up 6 feet short. He then hit his pitch slightly too hard and it rolled over the crowned green and trickled down the hill, 50-feet beyond.
He was certainly right about this causing him a lot of trouble. As punishment for what was said during the interview, blitzchung has been removed from Grandmasters from the year and will receive no prize money from the entirety of the second season. Additionally, Blitzchung is ineligible to participate in Hearthstone esports for 12 months beginning from October 5th, 2019 and extending to October 5th, 2020.
"[The] casters requested/encouraged Blitzchung to say what he said in Mandarin (in case you didn't understand the clip)", reads a tweet from @czhihong on Twitter They said [,] 'Say the eight words, then we'll end the interview immediately.' Then, they hid under the desk". "No American company should censor calls for freedom to make a quick buck". As of 2017, the company owned 4.9% of shares in Activision Blizzard.
The ban came days before Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey caused an global stir by expressing similar support for the protesters who have been demonstrating for four straight months.
"We'd like to re-emphasize tournament and player conduct within the Hearthstone esports community from both players and talent", Blizzard said in a statement.
I've been playing Hearthstone daily for about two years, including spending some money on cards and reaching the top tier of the game's competitive ladder (the Legend ranks).
Another wrote: 'I had been supporting the Blizzard Entertainment for almost 20 years. I hope my act can inspire other gamers like me, to continue to support the movement in Hong Kong'.