Dallas Gas participant Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has been suspended for 4 fits and fined $2000 following feedback made throughout a contemporary movement.
The ruling comes from the Overwatch League workforce within the aftermath of derogatory remarks made through xQc in opposition to Houston Outlaws participant Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, for which he was once accused through a lot of being homophobic.
Whilst streaming after the Gas’s Zero-Four defeat by the hands of the Outlaws – which ended with some reasonably tame trash communicate from Muma within the post-match interview – xQc hit again at Muma, who’s brazenly homosexual, in a fashion that many took as a derogatory connection with his sexuality.
xQc, who has advanced a name for “toxicity” because of his often-heated disposition on movement, denied that the remark was once intentionally focused at Muma’s sexuality. He insisted that, although rarely a pleasing factor to mention about someone, the remark was once merely an unlucky addiction of his speech that hit too as regards to house on this example.
Later throughout the similar movement xQc apologized for the remarks, and therefore made an immediate apology to Muma on Twitter, which Muma authorized.
No arduous emotions in any respect and I express regret for what I mentioned again. You’re on a perfect workforce and I absolutely be expecting you to go back to complete drive ahead of playoffs. GL my doggie 😉
— Austin Wilmot (@Muma) January 19, 2018
Previous to the Overwatch League’s ruling, the Dallas Gas themselves had introduced that they might be taking disciplinary motion in opposition to xQc. It isn’t but transparent whether or not that includes this punishment, or in the event that they intend to take further motion internally.
The workforce will likely be taking disciplinary motion associated with fresh feedback made through Felix “@xQc” Lengyel. xQc is probably not energetic for this night’s event. Further main points drawing close.
— Dallas Gas (@DallasFuel) January 19, 2018
This isn’t xQc’s first controversy since his addition to the Gas. On two events previous to the league beginning he won suspensions from on-line matchmaking for anti-social conduct.
The affair punctuates a troublesome week for Dallas, who recently take a seat at Zero-Three within the standings having considerably underperformed in a few their opening fits. The loss of considered one of their major tanks won’t make it any more uncomplicated for the workforce to show round an abruptly susceptible begin to the league.