After Valve’s statement on racism which banned Kuku from the Chongqing Major, and the resulting fallout on account of it, the TNC organisation has just announced that Carlo “Kuku” Palad will be taking a personal leave of absence.
We would like to inform our community that Kuku has decided to take a personal leave. Just to clarify, Kuku is still part of our roster.— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) December 8, 2018
Ryoyr will be standing in for the meantime. Thank you.
While the TNC organization have not made any indications toward how long will this leave of absence be for, they’ve made it clear that the player has not left nor has he been removed from the roster. The organization has confirmed that he is still part of the TNC Predator team.
In all likelihood, this leave of absence will only extend up until the end of the Chongqing Major, from which Kuku has been banned from. Kuku should be able to make a return to compete in DPC events, starting with the Dreamleague Major Qualifiers.
The TNC organization has also previously announced that Kuku will be streaming the Chongqing Major and donate the proceedings to a Chinese charity