The Dallas Fuel have announced disciplinary action for tank player xQc, following comments he made toward Houston Outlaws tank Muma. xQc will be benched for tonight's game against the London Spitfire.
The team will be taking disciplinary action related to recent comments made by Felix “@xQc” Lengyel. xQc will not be active for tonight’s match. Additional details forthcoming.— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) January 19, 2018
Following the Fuel's 0-4 defeat to the Outlaws last night, xQc was asked while streaming about comments Muma had made about the Fuel. xQc responded with comments referencing Muma's sexuality. xQc apologized on Twitter for his comments immediately following the end of his stream last night.
I didn't say what I said on stream with malicious intent, I legit did not compute the whole thing before. I speak too fast, everything happens too fast. Everything is so fking trash lately. Hope I can turn this into something good, sorry @Muma :/— xQc (@xQc) January 19, 2018
This is not the first time xQc has been under scrutiny since entering the Overwatch League. Last month, xQc was forced to make a statement after being shown on Rascal's stream throwing in competitive play, although he faced no public discipline at the time.
Dallas stated that more details will be announced soon regarding xQc's punishment. It is unclear whether he will face any additional discipline beyond tonight's match. The Dallas Fuel play tonight against the London Spitfire at 11 p.m. EST.
Update: Blizzard has announced that xQc has been suspended for four matches and fined $2,000 USD for violating the Overwatch League Code of Conduct.
Update #2: The Dallas Fuel have announced that xQc will be suspended for the remainder of Stage 1.