Image Credits: TNC Predator
TNC’s management issued a statement earlier this week, detailing Kuku’s punishment. There was a swell of support for the Filipino star from fans, players and talents alike. After qualifying for the Chongqing Major, TNC has issued yet another statement detailing the consequences of them competing in the major.
After talking to the organizers of the Chongqing Major, it was confirmed to us that the following may happen if Kuku will attend the Major:— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) December 2, 2018
1. He might not be able to enter the country
2. The city government will possibly cancel the tournament should he attend
They have also revealed that neither TNC nor Kuku is Banned from the Chongqing Major but also added that Kuku’s safety is not guaranteed if he attends the Major.
3. The organizers will not be able to guarantee his safety should he attend— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) December 2, 2018
The organizers also informed us that neither TNC nor Kuku is banned from attending the Major.
The statement represents a grim scenario in Chongqing, that has grabbed the attention of the Dota 2 community. TNC has also made it clear that they have not yet decided whether to compete in the Chongqing major in this climate, despite qualifying through the SEA Qualifiers.
In light of this, TNC has yet to decide whether we will continue playing in the event.— TNC Predator (@TNCPredator) December 2, 2018
For now, we will be exploring all of our options.
We will update the community in the coming days about TNC's decision. Thank you.
At the time of writing, Valve has not made any statements regarding this situation. However, the Dota 2 community expects Valve to step in promptly.