Valve Releases Statement, Bans TNC KuKu from Dota 2 Chongqing Major
Posted by Martin Patino December 05, 2018

Valve has finally made a statement on the ongoing controversy involving Kuku, TNC, and the upcoming Dota 2 Chongqing Major in China.

According to the Valve’s statement, they clarified that Kuku was not banned by the Chinese government, contrary to previous reports. They also stressed that they don’t believe, in spite of the ongoing issues, that Kuku’s presence at the event would pose a real security threat.

Valve went on to say that they expect teams to handle these situations professionally, but in the event that teams fail to do so that they will have to act themselves. As such, Valve has decided to not only ban Kuku from the Chongqing Major but TNC will also lose 20% of their current DPC points.

“TNC contacted Valve last Tuesday, asking if they would get a DPC point penalty for replacing Kuku; we told them that they wouldn’t. We assumed that they were then working on a plan to replace Kuku with another player. However it seems like TNC is currently not taking proper responsibility for their actions, coupled with the attempted cover up by the team, so we are now stepping in directly and banning Kuku from attending this event,” Valve said. “In addition to being required to replace Kuku, we will also be docking 20% of TNC’s current DPC points. The player restriction does not affect future tournaments,” Valve added.

According to Valve, TNC mishandled the situation a number of times throughout the incident and making it much worse than it could have been. The company cited TNC’s multiple attempts to lie and cover up the incident.

“Players and teams will make mistakes in the future, and they should accept responsibility for them. We want there to be opportunities to learn from their errors, but taking responsibility doesn’t mean making mistakes don’t come with a cost. Covering up the situation is not an acceptable approach to the problem, and demonstrates poor decision making from TNC that requires accountability,” Valve said in their statement.

The incident began when Kuku typed a racist message in Dota 2’s chat system aimed at Chinese players during a public match. While he was punished by TNC, the team’s manager also attempted to cover-up the incident, which was exposed soon after. Reports of the Chinese government wanting to ban Kuku from the event soon came up, which was followed up by a statement by Chongqing Major’s organizers that stated that while they weren’t banning Kuku from attending the event, they could not assure his entry into the country nor his safety while present at the event.


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