The Impact of Valve’s ban : Kuku takes a personal break.

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Recently, Valve issued a ban to Kuku from participating in the upcoming Chongqing Major. They also penalised TNC esports 20% of their current DPC points. It was a monumental decision with little to no precedence in Dota 2. The aftermath of this decision now sees the player taking a personal break. He will not be playing Dota 2 professionally for the time being.

TNC Predator has already announced a replacement for the player. They will use Ryoyr as a stand-in. At the same time, TNC Predator also confirms that Kuku remains a part of their roster for the time being.


TNC has promised that Kuku’s earnings from the Major will go to a charity. 50% of his winnings from the Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 will go to charity.

The donation will go to The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR). It is a statement by TNC to fight against any form of racism. They have accepted Valve’s decision and the penalties and punishments still stand.

The Chongqing Major will see TNC Predator playing at the event. However, they will not use Kuku due to Valve’s ban. The Chongqing Major starts in January 2019. The team is currently playing in the South East Asian Qualifiers for IEM Katowice 2019. 

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