Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel has announced that both they and their player Félix 'xQc' Lengyel have agreed to part ways, despite his contract originally set to expire at the end of the season, and this may have something to do with the fact that he was banned last week for four matches due to player conduct offences, meaning he can't play or practice with any team for the whole of Stage 2.
"There are few players out there who have achieved as much success in as short a time as Félix has in competitive Overwatch. Ultimately, it was in the best interest of our organization and Félix to part ways before the expiration of his contract," said Mike Rufail, owner of the Dallas Fuel. "No one wants to see Félix succeed more than we do, and we believe he has a bright future ahead of him. I want to thank him for his time and the passion he brought to the Dallas Fuel."
"Our focus is to field a roster with players that are available to help the Dallas Fuel succeed now and in the future. Releasing Félix today allows us the flexibility to make additional signings during the league transfer window and allows Félix to pursue other opportunities this season and on stream."
One recent controversy with xQc has been his use of the TriHard emote on Twitch, which some have claimed is racially insensitive if used in a certain way. "Is the Trihard emote racist? No. But spamming it whenever a black person is on the screen and only then is 100% racially insensitive, rather that's the intent or not. To me, it's a sly way of saying "hey gais, luk! A black guy heheh". It's been happening to me for about 3 years," host Malik Forté tweeted.
He has also found himself in hot water in the past for making comments about fellow player Austin 'Muma' Wilmot, so this is far from the first time that xQc has got in trouble with not only the League but the Overwatch community.
Do you think this decision is reasonable given xQc's history of controversy?