Today, Overwatch League officials announced today a new series of suspensions and fines. Taimou, Tairong, Silkthread, and xQc were all part of this disciplinary action, each found in violation of either Blizzards terms of service or the OWL code of conduct. Tairong, due to this immediate apology after an insensitive Tweet, has only received an official warning.
Taimo and Silkthread were fined $1,000, however, the biggest punishment went to xQc, as this is his second offense. Overwatch officials explain his punishment as follows:
Félix “xQc” Lengyel, of the Dallas Fuel, is suspended for four matches, effective March 12, and fined $4,000. xQc repeatedly used an emote in a racially disparaging manner on the league’s stream and on social media, and used disparaging language against Overwatch League casters and fellow players on social media and on his personal stream. Previously, xQc has been warned, fined, and suspended for similar infractions.
The official release can be found here.
This is particularly troubling news for Dallas Fuel, as their positive start at the beginning of stage 2, which has already begun to diminish, is further hindered by xQc's suspension. Taimou's fine can't be good for morale, which is, according to Harryhook, something the team needs to figure out quickly.
More on this story as it develops.
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