The Dallas Fuel announced they have released its tank player, Félix “xQc” Lengyel, from its roster. Known as a Winston specialist, he has only made six Overwatch League match appearances this season.
In the announcement, Dallas Fuel owner, Mike Rufail, made the following statement:
“There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatcxh. 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.”
The statement follows Lengyel’s suspension from a few days ago. Disciplinary action was taken after the player has used “disparaging” language towards the league’s players and casters on stream and social media, as well as use an emote in a racially insensitive way. He was suspended for four matches and fined $4,000. This action also prohibits him from practicing with any of the twelve Overwatch League teams for the rest of Stage 2.
This was the second time he had breached Overwatch League‘s Code of Conduct; the first was due to similar infractions which led to a four-game suspension and a $2,000 fine. His initial contract was to expire at the end of the current season.
Lengyal was one of three players who has been penalized for breaking the league’s rules. Los Angeles Valiant’s Ted “Silkthread” Wang and xQc’s fellow teammate, Timo “Taiomou” Kettunen, were both fined $1,000 for account sharing and using anti-gay slurs during a stream, respectively.