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TNC replaces its manager

In the aftermath of Valve's ban, TNC has officially removed its manager

TNC has removed its manager, Paulo Sy, after Valve’s recent announcement banning Kuku. Along with punishing Kuku, they had also announced that they would be docking 20% of TNC’s current DPC points.

The announcement was made on TNC’s official Twitter handle.  

“We are respecting Valve’s decision regarding the matter”, the announcement said.
“The penalties/fines imposed by the organization (TNC) to Kuku and Paulo (Manager) will still apply. A new team manager will be assigned to the team. This has been a learning experience for us and we will continue to work harder to be a better organization.”

When the ban on Kuku was announced, Valve cited one of the reasons saying that TNC mishandled the situation. They said that TNC wasn’t taking proper responsibility of the situation and hence were stepping in directly.


“TNC contacted Valve last Tuesday, asking if they would get a DPC point penalty for replacing Kuku; we told them that they wouldn’t. We assumed that they were then working on a plan to replace Kuku with another player. However it seems like TNC is currently not taking proper responsibility for their actions, coupled with the attempted cover up by the team, so we are now stepping in directly and banning Kuku from attending this event. To be clear, TNC is not the victim in this case. It is not okay to cover up the situation, avoid any real sense of responsibility and then deflect it onto the community. We expect them to disagree with this.”

Earlier in November, TNC’s manager, under an account with Kuku’s name, had taken to Weibo to cover up the story.


He said that Kuku had used the slur as a player on the opposing team had that as his in-game name. The story was later proven to be false, and after the Chinese community discovered it, the manager, Paulo Sy confessed.  

Edit: The headline and the heading were modified to better reflect TNC's statement. We apologize for the oversight.


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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