xQc Reveals the Consequences of Being Kicked from the Overwatch League "I was like a leper" - Dexerto

xQc Reveals the Consequences of Being Kicked from the Overwatch League “I was like a leper”

Published: 6/Aug/2018 23:46 Updated: 6/Aug/2018 23:53

by Joe O'Brien


Former Dallas Fuel player Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has revealed how tough it was to deal with the aftermath of his removal from the Overwatch League.

xQc joined the Fuel at the start of the inaugural season but following multiple controversies and a second suspension from competition he parted ways with the team before the end of Stage 2.

During a recent stream, xQc commented on the consequences of his inauspicious exit from the league. Though the controversy surrounding him at the time generated a short-term boost in views on his stream – which was already one of the most popular in Overwatch – it had a negative effect on his relationships with other people and entities in the industry.

“The orgs didn’t like me anymore, they cut communication with me. Twitch didn’t like me at all, they were scared . . . everyone was scared of me. I was like a monster. I was just streaming, and nobody would talk to me. It was like I was like a leper.”

xQc never returned to the Overwatch League in Season One, but he is set to step onto a competitive stage once again as he competes for Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup. He will be part of the seven-man squad that will fight for qualification through the USA group stage, taking place at the Blizzard Arena in California on September 7-9.

It remains to be seen whether xQc will compete in Season Two of the Overwatch League, but with several new teams joining it’s hard to imagine that a player as talented and popular as xQc, even considering his controversial history, wouldn’t be able to find a spot if he really wants to.


Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl


An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.