- xQc was suspended for the majority of stage one after making homophobic slurs
- The Overwatch League recently suspended him again for another four matches
- It’s likely xQc will become a full-time streamer with over 400k Twitch followers
Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel and tank player Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have mutually agreed to part ways. The contract was supposed to last until the end of the first season.
xQc was recently fined $4,000 (£2,900) and suspended for four matches after using Twitch emotes in a racially disparaging manner. This was the player’s second suspension after he made homophobic comments to openly gay Houston Outlaws player Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot – causing xQc to miss most of Stage One.
The transfer period is still open so xQc could still join another team. However, with his following it’s more likely we’ll see him become a full-time streamer.
Dallas Fuel have waved goodbye to xQc, mutually agreeing to part ways after his suspension
And the Winston main appeared to confirm that is exactly what he’ll do. He retweeted a tweet which said: ‘Now xQc can meme and s**t talk as much as he wants, he’s free now.’ With over 400k followers on Twitch, there’s no doubt that’s what he will focus on, at least in the short term.
However, the transfer window is a priority for Fuel and was one of the factors in letting xQc go according to the team’s owner Mike Rufail: ‘Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future.
‘Releasing Felix today allows us the flexibility to make additional signings during the league transfer window and allows Felix to pursue other opportunities this season and on stream.
‘No one wants to see Felix 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.’
Fuel recently signed a tank player Min-seok ‘OGE’ Son who is most likely the team’s replacement. After losing to Florida Mayhem last week, they will be desperate for better results.
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