TNC Predator makes new statement on Chongqing Major organisers and Valve

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TNC Predator says it has has had minimal contact with the organisers of the Chongqing Major as it looks to resolve the Kuku racism affair.

Kuku is facing a ban from the Major in China after using a racist phrase during an online match in November.

TNC on Sunday released a statement saying it had been told Kuku might not be able to enter China, that his safety could not be guaranteed and that the tournament could be cancelled should he attend.

However, TNC said: "The organisers also informed us that neither TNC nor Kuku is banned from attending the Major."

'Sincere dialogue'

In a TwitLonger posted on December 3, TNC moved to update the situation.

It said: "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 are still mulling our options as we are waiting from responses

"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."

James McMathMedia manager at Luckbox.