They "boooo" us on every game entrance, they even follow us on our suite room after the lost to liquid and shouting and saying bad words on us. Im so sad on that. I hope next season chinese community will forgive my friend @kukudota and move on. So we can all enjoy the game DOTA— TIMS (@TimsDOTA) August 21, 2019
In his tweet he claims that some Chinese fans didn't miss an opportunity to humiliate the squad and taunt them. This went as far as them following TNC to their hotel, harrassing them in their own personal space.
The team got back up by other Dota 2 personalities such as Eri Neeman:
I'm so sorry to hear that boys. Know that you are loved and appreciated here. I'm really sorry you all are experiencing that.— Eri Neeman (@erineeman) August 21, 2019
How you've conducted yourselves as a team and as players inspire of this is something to be proud of.
Be better than those people. Which you all are.
Why are TNC being harassed?
Carlo 'Kuku' Palad invoked the Chinese fans' ire after using racial slurs against Chinese players in a pub game in late 2018. Valve later banned Kuku for The Chongqing Major after TNC tried to cover up the apology he isseud. Even after apologising for his behaviour and many months since then, Kuku has remained a persona non grata in the Chinese community. It was even speculated whether or not he would be issued a visa for The International 2019.
What do you think of the treatment Tims and his team-mates experienced?
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