Article: The Legend of XQC

XQC, former player for the Dallas Fuel, has recently fallen under hard times after being released from the team following some remarks deemed by Blizzard to be "disparaging".

Félix “xQc” Lengyel is either the central villain of the Overwatch league or its fallen martyr. xQc first played on the team Q?, a team that was later picked up by Denial Esports. He won his first tournament 5 months later at Rivalcade. He would win the next two tournaments that he participated in before the team disbanded on the first of May.

Despite the team dropping them, the roster continued to play with each other under the named YIKES! then later named Arc 6. His team qualified for Overwatch Contenders, but were eliminated in the group stage, which knocked them out of competition for the rest of 2017 Contenders.

After their loss, and with the Overwatch league Season 1 in the distance, Arc 6 disbanded as the players looked to try out for Overwatch League teams. On October 28th, 2017, the Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel announced through their twitter that the ninth and final member of their team would be xQc.

After the Dallas Fuel lost to the Houston Outlaws during their Stage 1 matchup, xQc made offensive comments towards Outlaws player Muma on his personal stream. For these actions, the Overwatch League suspended xQc for 4 matches and fined him $2,000. Adding on to his suspension from the Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel issued a team suspension to xQc for the rest off Stage 1.

As Season 2 began, one more sting hit Lengyel and the Overwatch League. Lengyel was suspended once again on March 9 for four matches, and fined $4,000 for his action on his stream. These included calling Overwatch League caster’s commentary “cancer,” talking trash about other players on social media and spamming an emote “in a racially disparaging manner on the league’s stream and on social media,” according to Blizzard.

This led to Félix “xQc” Lengyel to mutually part ways with the Dallas Fuel.

“There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch,” said Mike Rufail, owner of the Dallas Fuel, in a statement. “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. I want to thank him for his time and the passion he brought to the Dallas Fuel.”

“Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future,” Rufail said. “Releasing Félix 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.”

The Dallas Fuel entered the Overwatch League as the team with arguably the most star power, and was expected to be a strong contender for the championship. As for the future of xQc, he is still weighing his options and sticking with hisfans to find that juice.