Earlier today, Cybersports.ru wrote an article claiming that TNC player Kuku was unable to participate in WESG because the Chongqing municipal government had banned him from the city.
The article :
In the reddit thread on the topic (which includes a translation of the statement), a Valve employee going by the moniker of DanielJ responded to allegations that Valve had knowingly misled the public about the situation during the Chongqing major.
The response :
The information that was provided to us at the time was that the local officials expressed significant concerns about security and the social media unrest, but there was no official player ban communicated to us and discussions were still open on ways to handle it or improve the situation. We weren’t as concerned about the safety aspect at the time, primarily because we’ve had experience working through a variety of concerns that local officials have had in the past, and there were ways to solve for these specific concerns. However we didn't pursue those options because we ultimately felt that it was inappropriate for Kuku to attend given how the team tried to cover up the apology. We haven’t heard anything since then, so it’s possible that the situation has changed for Chongqing, but we don’t anticipate any problems for Shanghai.