Dallas Fuel Players Pay Tribute to Former Team-Mate xQc in Overwatch League - Dexerto
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Dallas Fuel Players Pay Tribute to Former Team-Mate xQc in Overwatch League

Published: 8/Jun/2018 3:55 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 15:40

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel players paid tribute to former team-mate Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel ahead of their match against Houston Outlaws in Stage 4 of the Overwatch League.

As the starting players were being introduced at the start of the match, members of the team that had competed alongside xQc in the first two stages made a trademark gesture of his to the camera.

xQc’s ill-fated tenure with the Dallas Fuel was mired in controversy. Though the team struggled on a number of fronts for most of the season, having main tank xQc suspended on two separate occasions for his behavior outside of the game was undoubtedly a big contributor.

It seems there are no hard feelings for xQc’s former team-mates, however. The team has managed to turn things around significantly in Stage 4, and going into their match against the Outlaws they took a moment to pay tribute to their former team-mate.

One of those controversies actually related to the Houston Outlaws themselves, with xQc’s first suspension – which was extended to the end of the first Stage by the Fuel themselves – coming in the aftermath of a jibe by Outlaws main tank Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, to which xQc’s own response resulted in his punishment.

Though the two players reportedly made their peace on a personal level, it could only have heightened the competitive rivalry between the two Texas teams, which might perhaps have been why the Fuel players chose to invoke xQc ahead of this particular match.

The Houston Outlaws ultimately won the series 3-1, a crucial result to keep their hopes of reaching the end-of-season playoffs alive. The Fuel have long since dropped out of that particular race, but they can still make it to the Stage 4 playoffs.

Meanwhile, it has recently been announced that xQc will return to competitive play, joining GOATS to compete in Contenders Trials NA.

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Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin

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OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

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Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.