Kuku is a Dota 2 player with the full name ?Carlo Palad, and he's found himself in hot water recently after remarks he made during a stream last month.
Kuku all chatted a derogatory term towards Chinese people in a pub match, directly following an incident where Andrei "Skemberlu" Ong ?all chatted the same term at a Valve sponsored event. The incidents immediately sparked uproar from the Chinese community, and leaders of the scene were condemning the players and Valve for not taking action. Skem apologized and was fined by his prior team compLexity Gaming, yet Chinese players continued to bombard Steam with poor Dota 2 reviews and negative comments.
It was around that time rumors of bans began to circulate. Apparently Kuku would be banned from the Chongqing Major, and many players took this to mean that the Chinese government itself was the one swinging the ban hammer around. However in a recent blog post from Valve, this has proved to be inaccurate.
Surrounding this drama has been a ?steady stream of opinions coming from casters and personalities in the scene. The majority of those who have spoken out have announced their ?refusal to attend if the bans go through. Grant "GranDGranT" Harris, Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg and more will apparently not be attending the event.
The ?Chongqing Major will take place from Jan. 19-27.
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