Dallas Fuel Releases Controversial Player After Second Suspension

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

Félix "xQc" Lengyel and the Dallas Fuel have parted ways according to a press release from the Texas-based Overwatch League team. A number of its players have faced disciplinary action for a variety of reasons, but one professional Overwatch player that has continuously found himself in trouble is Felix "xQc" Lengyel, who was recently hit with his second four game suspension and fined $4,000.

"xQc repeatedly used an emote in a racially disparaging manner on the league's stream and on social media, and used disparaging language against Overwatch League casters and fellow players on social media and on his personal stream".

"There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch".

Coming into Stage 2, it looked like everything was fine between the player and the team on the surface.

The transfer period is still open so xQc could still join another team.

Dallas is hoping that the move will help the team focus on winning games again.

XQc has returned to streaming Overwatch full-time and has not made any announcement of future plans with the Overwatch League. The contract was supposed to last until the end of the first season. The Dallas Fuel then upped his punishment by suspending xQc for the remainder of the season.

On Thursday, the Fuel added Min-seok "OGE" Son to its roster.

Timo "Taimou" Kettunen of the Dallas Fuel was fined $1,000 for using anti-gay slurs on his personal stream, a direct violation of the company's code of conduct. Unlike the previous two cases, he only received a formal warning for posting an offensive meme on social media. Kim has since made a donation to the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation by way of an apology.

"Overwatch is committed to building a community that is welcoming and inclusive for all players and fans".

"It is unacceptable for members of the Overwatch League to use or distribute hateful, racist, or discriminatory speech or memes". So the league would have to manually approve my re-entry into another team. Despite some controversies early on, the Overwatch League appears to be a mostly successful venture for Blizzard, and shows no signs of slowing down.