After six matches, two suspensions and two fines, Félix "xQc" Lengyel was released by Dallas Fuel. In an official announcement, Dallas stated that they “have mutually agreed to part ways” in the best interest of their organisation and xQc himself even though xQc’s “original contract with the team was set to expire at the end of the inaugural Overwatch League season.”
In said announcement, Mike Rufail, owner of Dallas Fuel, also thanked xQc for “his time and the passion he brought to the Dallas Fuel” while stating that “releasing Félix today allows us the flexibility to make additional signings during the league transfer window and allows Félix to pursue other opportunities this season and on stream.”
Considering xQc’s notorious toxic behavior, this does not come off as a surprise. He was fined and suspended on Stage 1 for using homophobic remarks towards Houston Outlaws’ Austin "Muma" Wilmot on-stream and he had once again landed himself in hot water in Stage 2 by being fined and suspended for “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 (see above) and fellow players on social media and on his personal stream.”
It’s pitiful that a player with much potential can simply ruin his professional career and the reputation of his team by making foolish choices. There are so many pro Overwatch players out there vying for a spot to play for an Overwatch League team and yet here we have xQc being very unprofessional. Ultimately, this was a wise choice of action by Dallas Fuel, a team which is not having a good time at all, with Taimou’s recent fine for using anti-gay slurs and their multiple losses in Stage 1 and Stage 2. Though, we won't be surprised if xQc ever appears in the Overwatch League in the future...
To read Dallas Fuel’s official announcement, click here.
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