Dallas Fuel releases tank player Félix “xQc” Lengyel

Dallas Fuel has announced that it parted ways with Canadian tank player Félix “xQc” Lengyel. XQc’s release from the Dallas Fuel roster was made in response to his four-match suspension from the Overwatch League a few days ago, due to “repeatedly [using] an emote in a racially disparaging manner on the league’s stream and on social media.”

Regarding xQc’s parting with the team, Dallas Fuel owner, Mike Rufail said:

“There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch. Ultimately, it was in the best interest of our organization and Félix to part ways before the expiration of his contract. No one wants to see Félix succeed more than we do, and we believe he has a bright future ahead of him. I want to thank him for his time and the passion he brought to the Dallas Fuel.”

XQc wasn’t the only player given disciplinary action a few days ago, as Fuel teammate Timo “Taimou” Kettunen, along with LA Valiant player Ted “Silkthread” Wang and Houston Outlaws coach Tae-yeong “TaiRong” Kim were also either fined or reprimanded. Taimou was fined USD 1000 for using anti-gay slurs on his livestream; Silkthread was fined USD 1000 for account sharing; and TaiRong was given a formal warning for posting an offensive meme on social media.

Unlike the other three, xQc’s four-match suspension and USD 4000 fine was already his second suspension and fining of the year. Last January, xQc was given a similar four-match suspension, as well as a USD 2000 fine for “violating the Overwatch League Code of Conduct during his individual stream on Thursday evening.” His violation of the Code of Conduct was due to the use of homophobic remarks in his livestream.

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