An Overwatch League player was suspended and fined for violating the Overwatch League Code of Conduct during his stream last week. The Overwatch League pro player Felix “xQc” Lengyel was barred from playing four games. He was also ordered to pay $2000 for apparently violating the group’s code of ethical standards.
“The Overwatch League takes standards of player behavior seriously, whether during league play or otherwise, and is committed to responding swiftly when violations occur,” the group said in a statement on Thursday.
Apart from the Overwatch League, the Dallas Fuel had also issued a statement expressing support to the group’s decision. The Dallas Fuel said that Lengyel would be suspended for the remainder of Stage 1 which would run until February 9.
What went before
Lengyel’s case stemmed after he dropped a homophobic remark to another player named Austin “Muma” Wilmot. Lengyel’s insult came shortly after Wilmot Houston Outlaws defeated the Fuel 4-0 last week.
In a separate report by Kotaku, Lengyel was irked when Wilmot used the line “rolled and smoked” during the OWL stream. Lengyel reacted harshly even though he didn’t play the game’s match.
Lengyel posted: “No, you didn’t smoke shit. Shut your fucking mouth.Go back there, suck a fat cock. I mean, he would like that.”
Then he admitted that he crossed the line after he made the homophobic remark to Wilmot, who is known to be an openly gay. Wilmot described Lengyel as “someone who can’t even get off the bench, and who’s also a homophobic piece of garbage.”
Lengyel issued an apology to Wilmot via Twitter. The gay player, in return, has accepted his apology. But the Dallas Fuel announced on Twitter that Lengyel would be facing sanctions including the prohibition of playing in the game match against the London Spitfire.