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Gods Unchained hit by cyberattacks after stance against Chinese censorship

Last week, Chung Ng Wai, a Hong Kong-based, professional “Hearthstone” gamer, gave an  interview during a tournament, saying in part, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age.”

That did not go over well: It cost him $10,000 in prize money, and the tournament organizers booted him from the competition. Sensing a marketing opportunity, “Gods Unchained,” a blockchain-based digital card game in the same vein as “Hearthstone,” stepped in with an offer to pay him.

Now Immutable, the game studio behind Gods Unchained, says that it has been hit by cyberattacks since doing so. Tyler Perkins, Immutable’s vice president of marketing, told Decrypt that, as a result, some players have reported being unable to log into the game. “We’ve been able to fight these off,” he said, “but…

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