Overwatch Player suspended for homophobic insult

The Dallas Fuel player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and his team ‘Fuel’ for throwing a homophobic insult at Houston Outlaws’ openly gay player Austin “Muma” Wilmot. Wilmot used on of Lengyel’s signature lines to roast Fuel after a victory, Lengyel then responded to Wilmot in an *unpleasant* manner on a per saying he must “suck a fat [explicit]”.

Lengyel’s manner of response violated the Leagues code of conduct, which asks for professional conduct both inside and outside of games. The League suspended him for 4 matches and fined him $2000, and in addition Fuel suspended him for the rest of Stage 1, which ends on 10 February. He’ll also be receiving “additional resources, focus coaching, physical training and support” to help reflect the principals of Fuel and the League at Large. Lengyel apologized and Wilmot accepted it.

This is not the first time he or other Overwatch players have been in trouble, Lengyel has ben accused of throwing matches and abusing the games reporting system, while other players have been punished for taking payments to level up Others’ characters and sharing accounts.

The combination of penalties serves as punishment for Lengyal but also sets an example of how players would be punished if they don’t clean up their act.


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