After yesterday’s incident which saw Lu "Somnus?M" Yao aka Maybe make a few inappropriate comments on his Weibo. Maybe released a statement about the issue on Weibo, in which he states that he will accept any punishment LGD hands out and will be much more careful about his choice of words in the future:
“Dear DOTA2 fans, this is Maybe.
Earlier today I was involved in a quarrel with a follower on Weibo. My emotion then got the best of me and I wrote something extremely inappropriate for a public figure and a professional athlete. My behavior has caused severe negative impact, and I would like to sincerely apologize for what I have said: I am sorry.
Moving forward, I will exercise better judgement for my words and my behavior. I will focus on my training and practice. Hopefully this can help me earn your forgiveness.
I will respect and accept any punishment my clubhouse will later decide. Again I would like to extend my sincerest apology to the entire DOTA2 community and fans everywhere. I am sorry.???”
The PSG.LGD management also released a statement explaining that Maybe has already been reprimanded and will be fined 50,000 RMB, or the equivalent of about $7,274 USD. The organization also stated that it will increase the amount of time it spends educating its players on how to properly use social media and represent the brand.
“Yesterday, Yao “Maybe” Lu, a player of our Dota2 division,was involved in a quarrel with a follower on Weibo and subsequently made some extremely inappropriate remarks. After this matter was brought to our attention, we immediately spoke with him seriousness of his behavior and he is now fully aware of his mistake.
On behalf of Yao “Maybe” Lu, we would like to extend our deepest apology to the DOTA2 community and everyone who is concerned about this matter. Moreover, we would like to sincerely apologize for the negligence exposed in our management.
We have imposed a 50,000 RMB fine on Maybe per regulations of our organization. We know Yao “Maybe” Lu will take this as a lesson, act more cautiously and courteously, and establish himself as a positive example for the DOTA2 community.
In addition, we will also strengthen our management and enhance the education of our players on what it means and what it takes to be a professional athlete such that this type of act does not happen again in the future.”
Since this issue took place on an external social media site: Weibo and not during an official match/pub game, it is unlikely Valve will step in as they did with Kuku. So Maybe is unlikely to face further repercussions.
Maybe will make his next LAN appearance in TI9 alongside PSG.LGD at Shanghai, China.