The former Overwatch League pro is at it again. With only a few weeks before his appearance at the Overwatch World Cup as part of Team Canada, an Overwatch suspension has been handed down to Félix “xQc” Lengyel.
Lengyel has been banned for 15 days from playing Overwatch in his spare time as a result of multiple reports of abusive language in chat. “Your fellow players reported you for abusive language multiple times…after analysis of the evidence, we have suspended your Overwatch account,” reads part of the email Lengyel received during one of his streams.
The ban is noteworthy because the rules of participation in the Overwatch World Cup demand that every Battle.net account associated with a player must be in good standing. While Team Canada will have its first match thirteen days after Lengyel’s ban is lifted, it’s unclear whether this will affect his chances of being part of the starting roster. That said, the Team Canada Twitter did recently retweet an assumption that the ban is account-based and will ultimately not see him barred from play.
According to a tweet from Lengyel, he calls his chat “banter” and states his intention to do better. “It is never my intention to harass or use in-game chat in an abusive manner,” he tweeted. “Banter is fun and 100% of the time I type something to someone I know they are playing along and won’t be hurt.”
Smack talk during competitive gaming is always going to be part of “the scene”, but at a certain point some level of mental maturity must be instilled enough to know when banter ends and having an unrepentant sewage outlet for a mouth begins.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun