Valve Releases Statement – TNC Receives 20% DPC Deduction
It’s been quite long since the Carlo “Kuku” Palad racial controversy surfaced. While not that big of an issue, it somehow has become one of such magnitude that Valve had to take matters in their own hands. And since everyone was hoping onto the bandwagon, Valve decided to intervene and end this once and for all.
Although a pretty long statement, the crux of it revolves around clearing things in this matter and the roles that lead to the situation. Among all, Valve has been pretty clear that TNC did not handle the situation as they should have and that ultimately made it the most talked about thing in the Dota 2 Scene.
Value was further prompt in saying that what Kuku did was wrong on his behalf. However, things like this are pretty common in the community and never has been a case that an entire country is getting involved in preventing a player from attending an event.
Taking an example from a different game, Overwatch player Félix “xQc” Lengyel is notorious for his racial comments in LAN and online events. The ultimate penalty that he received was being released from the team after a series of repeated offenses.
In case of Kuku however, this was the first time he did something of this sort but realized the mistake and apologized. The intervention of TNC and accusations made matters worse. What should have been done was to just bench the player and move on with the event.
This is something that was commented by Peter “ppd” Dager as well.
What a disaster. Could you handle this worse @TNCPredator ? Bench kuku, find a standin, play the major, bring back kuku and play the rest of the year. NO ONE can guarantee he can get into Shanghai for ti9 but drawing more attention to it just makes it less and less likely. IMO
— Peter Dager (@Peterpandam) December 3, 2018
Redeye also made a statement in this regards saying that the official ban from Valve came in place just because TNC were not professional enough to do this on their own.
Valve aren't suddenly banning Kuku because his team fucked up. They are banning him because of his actions. The only reason they have had to ban him (in their view) is because they expected TNC to "do the right thing" and not take him to the Major.
— Redeye (@PaulChaloner) December 3, 2018
If the team had announced a replacement immediately after the incident occurred, none of this would have happened.
The official statement from Valve can be seen on the Dota 2 blog post. The major takeaway of it being that TNC will receive a 20% DPC deduction while playing with a stand-in instead of Kuku at the Chongqing.
Tell us your take on this and if the move from Valve is the right way to go forward.