Former Dallas Fuel tank Felix “xQc” Lengyel, who was ditched by the Overwatch League midway through Season 1 following a number of controversial incidents, has received a permanent ban from playing League of Legends.
The ban, which occurred while the player was streaming live on Twitch, was a result of “inflammatory and offensive” in-game communications.
Accompanying the ban was a message from the League of Legends moderation system, which read:
“Because a player-triggered review found your in-game comms extremely inflammatory and offensive, your account’s been permanently suspended.
“You are among 0.006% of League players negative enough to be permanently suspended. Other players have judged your comms to be far below the standard of the League community.”
The popular streamer, who boasts 690,000 followers on Twitch, promised to change his ways back in March. A statement posted on Twitter following his Overwatch League release read:
“It is never my intention to harrass or use in-game chat in an abusive manner. Banter is fun and 100% 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.”
However, it seems that xQc has done little to clean up his act. His ban from League of Legends comes during a 15-day ban from Overwatch for a similar infraction.
xQc banned: Riot gets tough
Riot Games has showed little mercy to controversial streamers in the past, so xQc’s ban comes as little surprise.
Tyler1 springs to mind here. The notoriously toxic streamer received a permanent ban in 2016 for numerous incidents. However, there is hope for xQc. Tyler1’s ban was eventually lifted earlier this year after he displayed a change in his behaviour.
While xQc’s Overwatch ban isn’t permanent, it seems that Blizzard are growing increasingly tired of his antics, and if his behaviour continues, it seems only so long before Overwatch is added to the list of games that he is permanently banned from playing.