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Archive • Mar 12, 2018

Dallas Fuel Announces the Release of Controversial Overwatch Player xQc

The Dallas Fuel has announced the release of controversial main tank Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel. xQc’s contract with Dallas wasn’t due to expire until the end of the first season of the Overwatch League, but the two are now parting ways by mutual agreement.

xQc’x time with the Fuel was fraught with controversy. In Stage 1 of the Overwatch League, xQc was suspended following an incident on his personal stream, which resulted in him missing three weeks of official competition. On March 9th, another ruling was announced by the Overwatch League, which once again saw xQc suspended for four matches. The latest suspension would have seen him absent through to the end of Stage 2. During his suspensions, xQc is neither able to compete nor practice with the team. It is hard to imagine that the absence a player who should often be the primary tank has not been disruptive to the squad. Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail commented on the decision:
“There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch. 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.” “Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future. Releasing Félix today allows us the flexibility to make additional signings during the league transfer window and allows Félix to pursue other opportunities this season and on stream.”
The Dallas Fuel hasn’t had a very successful start to the Overwatch League. Having come in under high expectations, the squad has languished in the bottom half of the standings throughout, and struggled to find a consistent formula with its roster. The decision to part ways with xQc now gives the Fuel greater scope to retool the squad heading forward, opening up another roster slot within the signing period, which ends on April 3rd.
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