When Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel logged on to Overwatch to check out the new Lunar New Year event, he was met with a notification he assured viewers was just a glitch.
Overwatch’s Lunar New Year event started on January 24 and goes until Monday, February 18 and there are a number of new skins and other cosmetics for players to collect.
xQc usually never opens his lootboxes or spends coins except for during events, and it was when he was talking with chat trying to decide whether or not to buy all the new skins when the notification appeared.
While the streamer discussed loot box economics with viewers, a notification that read “Attention: You have marked with the “Avoid as Teammate” status by a considerable number of players.”
At first xQc seems uncharacteristically lost for words, but soon reassures his viewers it was probably a glitch.
“Ok guys, that’s a glitch,” Felix confidently told his viewers. “It says avoid as teammate, but nobody does that to me.”
Shortly after getting the notification, there was a second where it looked like xQc could be headed for another ban, but he just got disconnected from the server, which the streamer was not too pleased about.
The streamer recently returned to Overwatch after being suspended for a few months, and seemed determined to change his ways, at least for the first day or so.
But, there’s always the chance that xQc has been an exemplary teammate and people are just reporting him because he’s a well-known streamer.
Hopefully the notification doesn’t end up in xQc being suspended again, but the streamer doesn’t seemed too worried about that.