Dallas Fuel Release Félix "xQc" Lengyel

Photo: Robert Paul (Blizzard Esports)

Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel announced today that the organisation and tank player Félix "xQc" Lengyel have decided to mutually part ways.

Lengyel's contract was set to last through the entirety of the league's inaugural season.

"There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch," said Fuel owner Mike Rufail in a statement. "Ultimately, it was in the best interest of our organisation 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."

Lengyel has been in the spotlight for a while, both for his strong Winston play and behavioural issues. He was suspended in January for saying a rival Overwatch League player would enjoy sucking a "big fat cock," and again on Friday for several statements about fellow players and Overwatch League talent. Lengyel had also been ominously dropping hints that he might choose to quit the league.

Due to his most recent suspension, Lengyel would not have been able to compete or practice with the Fuel for the remainder of stage two of the Overwatch League.

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


Comments

    Good. There is no use being an employee on a good wage with benefits, a job that a lot of people would like and can do, and not being able to follow a code of ethics and the other guidelines set by the employer. Like any sports person, being good at the craft, in itself is not enough, there is more to being a professional than skill.

    Sadly no doubt all the "7" children spamming every social media site about wont learn their lesson. If only.

      Agreed, this move was a surprise to no one following Lengyel's misadventures. I'd like to think it'd be a wake up call to clean up his act, but more likely he'll just fall back to streaming and not really learn anything in the process.

        He is a huge twat. And unfortunately acting like that gets you a huge following on twitch. People love drama.

    Watching his stream now and over the past couple of weeks has shown me that he hasn't learned a lot from his previous indiscretions.

    Here's hoping that there is an attitude change in future, because Felix is still young and can learn from this.

      The problem is, why listen to good advice you don't want to hear when you have sycophant fans telling you you're perfect as-is and Blizzard/OWL/Fuel are the ones being unreasonable? This is why most streamers who end up in trouble don't really change (Pewdiepie, Dr Disrespect, xQc, etc), because they have fans that tell them what they want to hear so they can ignore what they need to hear.

    Good riddance. The guy was a huge douchebag.

    I hope that no teams accept him now to teach him a lesson in not being a twat.

    I had a feeling he was going to be kicked off eventually.

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