Blizzard clearly has big plans for Hearthstone this year. With Hearthstone Battlegrounds currently in beta and a new solo adventure starting up this month, it’s clear the company hasn’t abandoned its CCG. But Blizzard is also looking to expand Hearthstone’s esports footprint, and plans to double the number of Masters Tour events for the Hearthstone 2020 pro season.
Hearthstone is set to wrap up its Year of the Dragon with a capstone DLC. Galakrond’s Awakening is meant to be the ultimate battle between good and evil, and is a four-part solo adventure that adds 35 new cards to Hearthstone. The first installment arrives January 21.
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It appears that the one thing that United States politicians can agree on is that Blizzard made a mistake in its actions against players who have spoken in support of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Some of the most prominent senators and representatives – from both sides of the aisle – have penned a joint letter urging Activision Blizzard chief Bobby Kotick to “reverse course” after it suspended Hearthstone pro Ng Wai Chung, known in-game as Blitzchung.
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This week, Hearthstone pro Ng Wai Chung – known as ‘Blitzchung’ in-game – was suspended by Blizzard after a post-match interview where he called for the liberation of Hong Kong. Many players have been threatening to boycott Blizzard ever since, and while Blitzchung is much more friendlier toward the company in his new statement, he’s still not sure whether he’ll return to competition.
Blizzard has released an official statement concerning the controversial decision to suspend a professional Hearthstone player and strip him of his prize money for calling out “liberate Hong Kong” during a Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament livestream earlier this week. In it, the company explains its choices, while also restoring the player’s prize money and reducing the suspensions of both they and the shoutcasters involved down from one year to six months.
This week, Blizzard banned Hearthstone pro Blitzchung and revoked his prize winnings for expressing support for ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The action has resulted in worldwide backlash against the publisher, as fans threaten to boycott Blizzard to protest the Blitzchung ban. It seems many of Blizzard’s own employees are unhappy with the decision too, and have staged a walkout at the company’s Irvine, California office.