Former Dallas Fuel tank player Félix “xQc” Lengyel’s Overwatch account has been suspended.
The controversial streamer received the ban yesterday while he was streaming. XQc left an Overwatch game that he was playing, and when he exited the match, he was met with a screen that said his account was suspended.
The former professional player will reportedly be banned for 15 days, according to Dexerto. XQc also apologized for his comments that apparently led to his Overwatch account being suspended.
“It is never my intention to harass or use in-game chat in an abusive manner,” xQc said. “Banter is fun, and 100 percent of the time I type something to someone I know, they are playing along and won’t be hurt. If I ever typed something and you were genuinely hurt, I am sorry. I will be better.”
When he was competing in the Overwatch League, xQc was suspended for four days and fined $2,000 in January for making homophobic comments about a fellow Overwatch League player while streaming on Twitch. Dallas Fuel then suspended the tank player for the rest of Overwatch League’s first stage.
XQc was later suspended again on March 9 for four games and fined $4,000 for using an emote “in a racially disparaging manner” in the Overwatch League stream chat. Overwatch League also cited xQc’s “disparaging language” against both casters and fellow players on stream and on social media for the punishment. He was then released by the Dallas Fuel on March 11.
The former professional player is now set to compete for Team Canada in this year’s Overwatch World Cup. XQc and Team Canada will be battling it out in the second group stage in Los Angeles, which begins on Sept. 7.