Update: Orange has addressed the situation, you can read his statement here.
Just yesterday, we learned that a pro Hearthstone player Jon “Orange” Westberg was suspended from competitive play. As of right now, it looks like it’s a year of suspension, but that’s a standard Blizzard practice and they can extend it if deemed necessary.
Orange didn’t disclose the reason behind this ban, only that it happened due to “a mistake in his past”. Many people suspect that the reason for his suspension is sexual misconduct, which is supported by the Swedish court records from 2019. However, we still don’t officially know if that’s the actual reason he was banned.
We’re still waiting to hear more from either the suspended player or the official sources.
I have been banned from hsesports due to a mistake in my past, one which I take full accountability for.
I wasn’t given any notice on this decision. So all that I ask for is to be given a bit of time for me to address this.
— Jon Westberg ???? (@HS_Orange) May 17, 2022