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TNC details their conversation with Valve and IMBATV

After the recent developments TNC revealed that they had contacted both Valve and the organizers of Chongqing Major, IMBATV to resolve the issue.

TNC yesterday revealed that they had contacted one of the organizers of the Chongqing Major. What they posted about the conversation made the whole Dota 2 community raise a voice against the tournament. So much so that even Dota 2 Talent and Casters like Redeye, Grant and ODPixel decided to not attend the Major.

Today TNC further detailed the steps they were taking to resolve the issue. They said that had contacted SLTV, IMBATV's western partner for the Major to help establish a line of contact, but IMBATV had not replied.

They also revealed that they had contacted Valve too regarding the matter. Valve had only said that they can play at the Major with a stand-in and that no penalties would be given. According to Valve's rules, 40% of the DPC points will be deducted if a team enters a tournament without their full official roster.

Following this, ppd had his own advice for TNC:

Here is the full post that TNC made:

We've been receiving a number of questions since our last statement. We would like to clarify a few things:
1. SLTV, IMBATV's Western partners for the Major, have been kind enough to open lines of communication with us. We have been trying to reach IMBATV through our friends from the Chinese community since it is our goal to have a sincere dialogue with them about the issue and to understand each other's point of view.
To date, we have yet to receive feedback directly from IMBATV. Our doors remain open as we sincerely wish to resolve this matter.
2. We have reached out to Valve and their positions is that our team may still compete at the Major with a stand-in and that no point penalties will be applied. This is the only response we have received from Valve.
We would like to remind the community that we want to resolve this issue as sincerely and peacefully as possible. TNC and Kuku fully understand the gravity of the mistakes committed which is why we have exhausted every avenue to talk with all parties involved, especially the aggrieved.
Our goal is not to divide the communities of our awesome game.
We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. We do hope this could all be resolved the best possible way.
Again, we are still mulling our options as we are waiting from responses from parties involved before we make our decision. Thank you.

Even though IMBATV did not release an official statement, Zhang "BBC" Hongsheng, who hosts for IMBATV, made a rather scathing remark on Weibo. He said, rather metaphorically:

"He spit on me. I am ready to fight him. He doesn't care, even pretending that it was someone else did it. I had my gang over and ready to beat him up. He panicked and tried to pay me some money. No way. I don't want your money. I just want you to learn a lesson of don't being disrespectful. You need suffer once so that you can learn this lesson. Don't say we should be more forgiving. What you get for being forgiving? At least that is what I am feeling right now."

-(Translated by WhoIsEarthshaker).


MN | Rudraaksh

MN | Rudraaksh

Rudraaksh is a dentist by trade but a gamer by heart. He’s written for adventure sports website and volunteered for a Germany based newsletter, but is currently taking the esports scene by storm.

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