Valve condemned the "harmful" use of racist insults by Dota 2 professionals and warned the teams that they needed to "feel" severe punishments for any future offenders.
Following are two cases of Dota 2 professionals using racist lawsuits against Chinese teams. The first, as stated on ResetErra, included the Philippine player Andrew "skem" Ong. His team compLekiti Gaming they said they betrayed them with a "formal warning, as well as a maximum sentence" for an "inappropriate comment" made earlier this month.
After another pro using the same racial harassment a few days later – this time Carlo "Kuku" Palad TNC Pro Team-Dota 2 was a review bombarded on Steam, with most of the negative criteria stating the lack of adequate penalties for both Ska and Kuku. On November 7 and 8 together, the game received nearly 4,000 negative criteria.
On Friday, Chinese professor and coach Xu "BurNIng" Zilei shared an e-mail message about incidents that seemed to be from Valve's Eric Eric. In an email exchange, translated by Reddy's VhoIsEarthshaker user, Johnson said pro-commentary comments were "very offensive and unsuitable" and that Valve would enter if a player who made racist comments did not punish their team. He will also address the TNC about the comments of Kuku, he said.
He did not respond directly to Burning's call for "clear rules" that regulate penalties for racist laundry.
Valve, however, wrote a post on the Dota 2 blog yesterday saying that the racist language between professional players "really damages the entire Dota community.
"They leave the fans to each other, disparage the demeanal groups and make them feel that they are not so important. We are moving forward, we expect from all the teams participating in our tournaments to keep their players accountable and be prepared to follow strong punishments when the players represent Dotu and his community is bad. "
Valve did not clarify what would happen if the teams did not breathe "severe punishments" for racist abuse or say what he thinks is a severe punishment. He continued:
"We always had access to the permissibility of players to be alone and to express themselves freely, so it has always been a long time. However, we expect pro players to understand that they represent the Dota community, no matter where the Word has many meanings.
"Some people may not agree or do not understand why certain words are harmful, but this does not do anything less to those in the receiving end. The language that many players used last week has led to a large number of our fans' pain and not the behavior we support. "
Here you can read Valve's full statement.
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