It’s been a severe past few days of a severe month of a severe initial deteriorate for Dallas Fuel, a Overwatch League’s many star-studded team. Today alone, one member, Timo “Taimou” Kettunen, finally apologized for regulating a homophobic offence on stream, while another, Félix “xQc” Lengyel, pronounced he competence quit a group entirely.
Taimou used pronounced offence on tide on Jan 23, though his conditions came to a control over a weekend, when ESPN reported that he still hadn’t perceived any arrange of punishment for it—or if he had, it was being kept far, distant divided from meddling open eyes. This came after a Dallas Fuel suspended Taimou’s teammate, a aforementioned xQc, for a month after he told Houston Outlaws tank Muma, who is plainly gay, to “suck a fat cock.” Today, Taimou finally pennyless a overpower with a brief apology.
“I am contemptible to a fans and supporters we let down and annoyed recently,” he wrote today, scarcely 6 weeks after a occurrence in question. “I listen and review all a comments and we am pinnacle unhappy in myself that we pronounced those things and all we can do is apologize and pierce forward.”
xQc, meanwhile, usually got un-suspended a integrate weeks ago, though has given left on a shit-stirring uproar that could be described as “Winston-esque” if Winston had no incentive control and a tiny army of fans on Twitch who constantly enabled his antics. Among other things, he’s regularly talked rabble about Houston Outlaws star actor Jake “Jake” Lyon, as good as Overwatch League’s commentators, who he referred to as “cancer.” He also spammed a Twitch “Trihard” emote—an picture of a obvious pennon that’s unfortunately been commandeered by extremist assholes—in a discuss of an Overwatch League tide while horde Malik Forté was on screen. He’s hardly a usually chairman doing that, and he’s given claimed during a stream that he didn’t comprehend Forté was on shade during a time, though given a context, his actions still don’t make for a good look.
These actions have, predictably, not done him any friends. During a stream, Jake took umbrage during a fact that xQc done a tradition Twitch display that, in his eyes, privately exists to concede viewers to make fun of him, while Overwatch League commentators Erik “DoA” Lonnquist and Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles staged an elaborate video skit in that a former played a alloy who diagnoses a latter with “Xtremely Questionable Conduct,” or xQc for short.
“Being a vital essence of Twitch discuss isn’t a surrogate for carrying a personality,” MonteCristo pronounced on Twitter in response to a faux-apology from xQc.
All of this has Overwatch League supporters wondering if Taimou and xQc will accept punishments for their actions, per a recently suggested (read: hastily summarized) Overwatch League formula of conduct, that Dallas Fuel told Compete that they bottom their possess formula of control on. For a moment, nobody’s creation any central statements. “We have no additional comments or insights here,” a Dallas Fuel repute told Compete in an email today.
However, there have been rumors that punishments are on a list for both players, and xQc’s spent a past 24 hours popping in and out of his Discord ominously proclaiming that he’s about to be strike with a doozy of a punishment. “It’s rly rly rly rly bad and creates me demeanour TERRIBLE,” xQc wrote, adding that another team’s owners complained that he pounded his actor while on stream, and that’ll cause into his punishment. “I’m not criminialized from OWL, not even close,” xQc after wrote. “But I’ll be determining possibly or not I’m stepping down.”
Today, meanwhile, a group strictly confirmed that they’ve sealed Korean categorical tank Son “OGE” Min-seok to their roster. Main tank is a position xQc plays, and while this is by no means a pledge that xQc’s removing replaced, it’s not accurately a pointer of well-spoken sailing, either.
All of this comes on a behind of a gnarly detriment to low-ranked group and Naruto tone intrigue enthusiasts SF Shock yesterday, a tear-jerking aged cherry atop a array of extravagantly disproportionate performances. This has stirred criticism of a team’s control coach, in further to a players. Players, in turn, have posted downtrodden statuses and attempted to take a censure for a team’s less-than-stellar play, with DPS phenom Hyeon “Effect” Hwang going so distant as to contend that creation him a centerpiece of many strats has been too many for him.
Even Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod, a many contented chairman in a whole Overwatch League and maybe on world Earth, is carrying difficulty gripping adult his balmy disposition. “It’s not 1 chairman fault,” a Dallas Fuel flex actor wrote on Twitter. “Pls stop blaming manager or 1 actor in a team, though if it creates we happy afterwards do it to me.”
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