It was a Mutual Decision
Professional Overwatch player Félix “xQc” Lengyel has been released from his team, Dallas Fuel, after his most recent reprimand from the Overwatch League for disparaging behavior.
A few days ago, xQc was suspended and fined by the Overwatch League for using Twitch emotes “in a racially disparaging manner” in an official Overwatch League live stream, as well as “disparaging language” on social media. Back in January, xQc was also reprimanded for using a homophobic slur towards another player.
Now Dallas Fuel and xQc have agreed to terminate his contract, which was due to expire at the end of the first season. Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail had this to say.
“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.”
The player’s suspension has kept him from playing and practicing with the team for the remainder of stage two, combine that with his previous suspension, he’s missed six total matches this season. Rufail remarked on the decision.
“Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future, 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.”
Also announced is the acquisition of former CONBOX player Son “OGE” Min-seok on March 8. He will join Dallas Fuel in stage three, where he will take on the role of tank. The role previously held by xQc.