Local government allegedly behind Kuku and Skem's rumoured bans

Vignesh Raghuram

25o, Nov, 2018

Image Credits: PGL

Following David “Godz” Parker and Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao's Tweets about Carlo “Kuku” Palad and Andrei “Skem” Ong getting banned from the upcoming Chongqing Major, several other prominent Dota 2 personalities and Pro players corroborated and offering their opinions and elaborating the issue.


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Malaysian Dota 2 player, Jian Wei "xNova" Yap who is currently playing for Chinese team PSG.LGD liked a Tweet from Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg. Shortly after, he posted an explanation for why he liked the Tweet and clarified that he considered Racism to be wrong and that it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Cyborgmatt’s accusations and coL’s response

Team Secret’s manager and popular community figure, Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey was the first to state that the ban issued to Kuku and Skem wasn’t only a rumour. He also added that coL and TNC were contacted and were given a chance to kick the players before they were officially banned.

However, coL’s manager Kyle “Beef” Bautista refuted the allegations and claimed that Cyborgmatt must have gotten confused.


Cyborgmatt still maintained his stance. However, he clarified that the main issue was not Skem being kicked, but the fact that a LAN event of the DPC is being threatened by a local government.

He also added that the TNC organization is quite worried about the future of the event, as well as Kuku’s career.


At the time of writing, neither Valve nor the Chongqing Major organizers have made any statement regarding this issue.