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theScore esports Daily (Dec. 4): Reignover departs CLG, Valve officially bans Kuku from Chongqing and Uber to stand in for Rickeh on Rogue

by Dimitri Pascaluta Dec 4
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Valve bans Kuku from Chongqing

In light of the recent chaos surrounding Carlo "Kuku" Palad's use of an anti-Chinese slur in a public match, Valve has officially banned the offlaner from attending the upcoming Chongqing Major, the developer announced on Monday.

In addition to banning the TNC Predator player from attending the Major, the Dota 2 developer decided to penalize the organization at large, subtracting 20% of their current Dota Pro Circuit points.

Crossover faces visa rejection, may not compete at Capcom Cup

It appears Street Fighter V player Lenny "Crossover" Alexander Matos will not compete at next week's Capcom Cup due to visa issues with the Dominican Republic embassy, the player announced on Tuesday via Twitter.

All hope is not lost, however, as Crossover's tweet prompted Capcom to release a statement on the issue.

According to the Street Fighter developer, the player is gearing up to make one final appeal, meaning that no "final decision" has been made regarding his attendance.

Reignover parts ways with Counter Logic Gaming

Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin has left Counter Logic Gaming, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The South Korean jungler joined CLG after spending two subpar Splits with Team Liquid in 2017. CLG's performance throughout 2018 ended up being equally disappointing, however, with the team earning seventh and eighth place finishes in the Spring and Summer Splits, respectively.

Uber to stand in for Rickeh in light of visa issues

Rogue have enlisted Michael "Uber" Stapells to stand-in for Ricky "Rickeh" Mulholland during ESP Pro League Season 8, announced Spencer "Hiko" Martin on Tuesday via Twitter.

Uber's aid arrives amidst Rogue's effort to avoid being relegated from ESL Pro League Season 8. Should the modified roster prove unsuccessful, they will be moved down to the Mountain Dew League.

Dimitri Pascaluta is a content creator for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.