Den politiske uroen i Hong Kong, samt Blizzards bannylsning av Hearthstone-spilleren Ng 'Blitzhung' Wai Chung på grunn av at han uttrykte støtte til disse protestene, så ville det ikke vært merkelig hvis Team Hong Kong ikke ville delta i den kommende Overwatch World Cup, men det vil de faktisk.
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"The past few months have been very challenging for everyone on Team Hong Kong and it has been difficult to stay focused on our Overwatch program. We have tried our best to ensure that all of our players can prepare without distraction but this is not an easy task especially with the recent news surrounding Blitzchung. After a deep discussion with our players, we believe that the chance to represent Hong Kong spirit and values on the global stage is too valuable to give up. While it could be more comfortable for us to shy away from this event, we believe it is more important now than ever to ensure that everyone sees the faces of players on our team; the faces of Hong Kong people proud of representing their community."