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Banned Again? TNC Kuku Might Not Be Able to Compete in WESG Finals

Ban hammer incoming again for Kuku?

We can’t seem to find any C-words dropped…

WESG, Kuku, and the city of Chongqing.

TNC Predator’s Carlo “Kuku” Palad is facing another tournament ban after his controversial issue prior the Chongqing Major.

Photo taken from Kuku's Twitter account (@Kukudota)

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While Kuku has not been totally banned from participating in the WESG 2018 finals, the local Chinese government has banned the Filipino player from entering the city of Chongqing.

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In an article published by Russian esport media Cybersport.ru, some WESG representatives have released the following statement:

WESG: After inquiries to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security in Chongqing, we regret to inform you that Kuku is not allowed to enter Chongqing to participate in the WESG in accordance with the decision of the city government.

As the tournament organizer, WESG will follow the instructions of the local government. This is the final decision.

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WESG’s official social media accounts have not confirmed to this statement yet, but the article has circulated around the internet, catching the attention of the director for operations for Team Secret Matthew Bailey, as well as Beyond the Summit founder David “Godz” Parker.

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If we would recall, Kuku has been involved in an issue involving racism, where Kuku uttered some offensive words to a Chinese player after a game. This resulted to Valve taking action and banning Kuku from participating in the Chongqing Major.


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