Team Dallas Fuel’s pro player Félix “xQc” Lengyel suspended after a homophobic remark against his opponent Austin “Muma” Wilmot after their defeat against Houston Outlaws on Thursday.
According to Kotaku, Muma used the line “rolled and smoked” during the Overwatch League live stream, which pushed Felix to make a bad comment after the stream.
Felix angrily reacted saying, “No, you didn’t smoke sh*t. Shut your f*cking mouth.” Unfortunately, Lengyel did not contain himself and added, “Go back there, suck a fat cock. I mean, he would like that.”
For some reasons, Wilmot continues playing professionally despite what Lengyel said. After that event, both teams made their move to show mutual respect with each other via social media. According to them, not just because one of their members are having issues, doesn’t mean the whole team will be letting Lengyel off.
Few hours after the game, Lengyel released an apology on Twitter, which Wilmot accepted. But unfortunately, Dallas Fuel will not make things easy for Lengyel.
I didn't say what I said on stream with malicious intent, I legit did not compute the whole thing before. I speak too fast, everything happens too fast. Everything is so fking trash lately. Hope I can turn this into something good, sorry @Muma :/
— xQc (@xQc) January 19, 2018
Dallas Fuel later released their statement about the incident on their official Twitter account saying that Felix “xQc” Lengyel will be suspended for the upcoming match against London Spitfire.
The team will be taking disciplinary action related to recent comments made by Felix “@xQc” Lengyel. xQc will not be active for tonight’s match. Additional details forthcoming.
— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) January 19, 2018
Following the initial statement, Dallas Fuel released addition suspension details.
— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) January 20, 2018
TechRaptor stated that the incident forces Dallas Fuel to suspend their pro player Felix Lengyel for 4 games and fined him a total of $2,000.
Many Overwatch fans have been disgusted and annoyed by the actions of Lengyel. Some players suggested that his actions are not acceptable in professional gaming and he should be banned in the game, while others agreed that a temporary suspension is a good move to discipline Lengyel.