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'Fortnite' creator says it won't punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protests

Business Insider Wednesday, 9 October 2019 ()
'Fortnite' creator says it won't punish players for speaking out about politics, as Blizzard faces backlash and calls for a boycott after banning competitor for supporting Hong Kong protests· *Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says the company will not punish "Fortnite" players who choose to comment on politics or human rights.*
· *Sweeney's statement comes as Activision Blizzard faces a massive backlash for punishing an esports competitor from Hong Kong. *
· *Chung Ng Wai, the esports competitor better known as...
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