Overwatch League player benched following homophobic remarks during livestream
Dallas Fuel's Felix "xQc" Lengyel suspended until February 10
Professional Overwatch player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been fined $2,000 and is currently serving a four-game ban after he made homophobic remarks while livestreaming.
Lengyel was then also immediately suspended by his team Dallas Fuel for the remainder of the League's first stage which concludes on February 10.
"We support the Overwatch League's recent decision to suspend Felix "xQc" Lengyel," said Dallas Fuel in a public statement.
"We believe in working with our players to help them become the best possible competitors, professionals, and teammates. That includes work both inside and outside of competition for Felix."
During his suspension, Dallas Fuel will be offering Lengyel additional support including focus coaching and physical training.
The furor kicked off after he directed homophobic remarks at Austin "Muma" Wilmot, an openly gay member of the Houston Outlaws. The comments were made during Lengyel's personal livestream following Fuel's 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Outlaws.
"I didn't say what I said on stream with malicious intent, I legit did not compute the whole thing before," said Lengyel on Twitter after the incident. "I speak too fast, everything happens too fast. Everything is so fking trash lately. Hope I can turn this into something good, sorry @Muma :/"
This is not Lengyel's first time being reprimanded for his behaviour in Overwatch. According to ESPN, he has been banned numerous times from the game itself. His misdemeanours include misusing the game's player reporting system, and intentionally losing games in matchmaking.