xQc Suspended Again for Racially Insensitive Behavior

xQc Suspended Again for Racially Insensitive Behavior

The Overwatch pro might be getting replaced at this rate.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Mar 10, 2018 @ 04:47 PM (Staff Bios)
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Professional Overwatch player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended once again from Overwatch League. This time due to racially insensitive behavior.

Back in January, Felix was suspended for violating the Overwatch League's Code of Conduct while streaming for using an anti-gay slur. Now he is receiving a four-game suspension after he "repeatedly used an emote in a racially disparaging manner on the league's stream and on social media," and used "disparaging language" towards others in the industry via live streams and social media.

The event in question was while League host Malik Forté was on a live stream, and Felix repeatedly posted the "Trihard" emote. The emote, depicting popular black streamer Mychal "Trihex" Jefferson, is commonly used with racially insensitive intentions. Felix claims this was an accident. 

Overwatch League's Terms of Service states that such behavior is against their rules.

"It is unacceptable for members of the Overwatch League to use or distribute hateful, racist, or discriminatory speech or memes. It is important for all members to be aware of the impact their speech may have on others. "


In the past, the player's team had stated that they would help him reflect the team's principles. This time the team has been quiet. They also signed on a new tank main, Son "OGE" Min-Seok. Considering that tank is Felix's position, this might indicate his replacement.

Moral of the story: Don't be a jerk.

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