Posted 17th August 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Canadian professional Overwatch player and Twitch streamer Félix “xQc” Lengyel is no stranger to suspensions, disputes, and controversies. All these and more are because of his “toxic behavior” other players and streamers have often observed. Lengyel is now facing a 15-day suspension from the Overwatch League after allegedly engaging in abusive in-game chat behavior.
Lengyel found out about the ban from Blizzard Entertainment’s management during his most recent streaming session. The exact chat content or language used by him has not been made public, and neither Blizzard nor Lengyel revealed what the dispute was all about and the involved parties.
He then resorted to Twitter to apologize for his remarks, explaining that it was never his intention to hurt anyone and that his banter was only supposed to go to someone who can play along with him. His exact post on Twitter last week states: “It is never my intention to harass or use in-game chat in an abusive manner. Banter is fun and 100% of the time I type something to someone I know they are playing along and won’t be hurt. If I ever typed something and you were genuinely hurt, I am sorry. I will be better.”
Lengyel is a current member of the Canadian Overwatch World Cup roster and was one of the players competing for the starting role as a main tank. The first Overwatch match waiting for him is in September of 2018, just a few days away after his ban expires.
Lengyel is known by many as a professional player and a talented streamer. Over the years, he impressed fans with his fighting skills with the tank hero Winston and entertained viewers with his funny banters on Twitch. However, he has his fair share of controversies leading to multiple bans and suspensions from the Overwatch scene.
Aside from the current allegations he faces, other instances saw Lengyel, as a former Dallas Fuel player, making rude remarks toward Houston Outlaws player Austin “Muma” Wilmot. Succeeding that, he was also called out for spamming the trihard emote on the official Overwatch League Twitch chat when host Malik Forte appeared on the broadcast. As a result, Dallas Fuel released Lengyel from their Overwatch League roster.
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