The rules are there for a reason, not just to protect you, or your competitors, but to protect the integrity of the game. Yesterday, we reported that the Overwatch League had brought down some punishments against four players who had broken the Code of Conduct rules laid down by Blizzard. We also noted that one of them was a repeat offender in Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who had already been suspended once for derogatory comments against a competitor. Well, now his actions have cost him his spot on the Dallas Fuel.
After now two suspensions and heavy fines, the Dallas Fuel have decided it was best to let xQc go. Here’s a statement from the team head Mike Rufall:
“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.”
Now, the statement does say that they “mutually agreed” to part ways, but you have to wonder if that’s really true, or they’re just saying that to not fling further mud on xQc. Now, this doesn’t mean he can’t return to the League, and in fact, he can probably be picked up before the end of the season, but given his now checkered past in regards to the League, if a team does pick him up, they will surely lay down some stiff ground rules.
xQc is known the world around for his play as Winston in Overwatch, which is why he’s considered one of the best at the game and an easy pickup for a League team. But now, the question might just be would the integrity of the team hold if he’s on it?
Guess we’ll find out as the season continues.