There has been a lot of drama concerning TNC, Kuku and the Chongqing Major. TNC put up a series of tweets saying to let everyone know what the situation was and that they were still considering their options. GrandGrant and RedEye said they would not take part in the event and since then, there has been utter chaos in the community regarding the issue. TNC recently put up another post on TwitLonger to clarify a few more things. This was that they had to say:
We’ve been receiving a number of questions since our last statement. We would like to clarify a few things:
1. SLTV, IMBATV’s Western partners for the Major, have been kind enough to open lines of communication with us. We have been trying to reach IMBATV through our friends from the Chinese community since it is our goal to have a sincere dialogue with them about the issue and to understand each other’s point of view.
To date, we have yet to receive feedback directly from IMBATV. Our doors remain open as we sincerely wish to resolve this matter.
2. We have reached out to Valve and their positions is that our team may still compete at the Major with a stand-in and that no point penalties will be applied. This is the only response we have received from Valve.
We would like to remind the community that we want to resolve this issue as sincerely and peacefully as possible. TNC and Kuku fully understand the gravity of the mistakes committed which is why we have exhausted every avenue to talk with all parties involved, especially the aggrieved.
Our goal is not to divide the communities of our awesome game.
We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. We do hope this could all be resolved the best possible way.
Again, we are still mulling our options as we are waiting from responses from parties involved before we make our decision. Thank you.
It is good to see that TNC are stepping up and trying to resolve the issue with a calm state of mind. Even though there is a lot of uproar around the issue, the organization is making sure they approach it the right way. How it will finally end will depend on IMBATV and whether or not Valve decide to do anything else in the matter other than ensure TNC will not lose points for using a stand-in.
Yes, racism should be kicked out of the game. But a player who has apologized twice should be given a second chance. The local government should ideally not interfere in an event which can have a major say in the season. Valve’s decision to not deduct points is a good one, no doubt. But if the ban will extend to TI9, somewhere down the line, Valve will have to interfere and take a stronger stand. After all is said and done, hopefully this matter can be resolved quickly and we as a Dota 2 community can start coexisting again in harmony.