The Overwatch League has suspended Félix "xQc" Lengyel for a second time while fining Timo “Taimou” Kettunen and Ted “Silkthread” Wang, and giving a formal warning to Tae-yeong "TaiRong" Kim: All for different reasons. 


Dallas Fuel player Félix "xQc" Lengyel once again was caught on stream for inappropriate actions. This time around, xQc was using an emote in a racist way on stream and social media as well cursing out players and casters on stream.


xQc has been in trouble for this type of behavior in the past. In fact, he has communicated with the public in the past on how he was uncertain of how badly the punishment would be and if he had a future in the Overwatch League.


Blizzard does not tolerate this display of poor character and thus are suspending him for four matches as well as fining him $4,000.


Additionally, three other Overwatch League players have received disciplinary actions.

The first listed was Timo “Taimou” Kettunen, also from Dallas Fuel. He was caught using anti-gay slurs on stream and is being fined $1,000 for it. This punishment has long been expected.


Tae-yeong "TaiRong" Kim from the Houston Outlaws, posted an offensive meme on social media, but since he issued a formal apology on his own and made a donation to the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, Blizzard went easy on him with just a formal warning.


Lastly, Ted “Silkthread” Wang from the Los Angeles Valiants was fined $1,000 for account sharing. Sadly this type of behavior is riddled throughout the Overwatch community as seen yesterday.

It's been surprising the number of distasteful situations we've already see from the Overwatch League players, but these are young adults prone to make mistakes. Some of them, however, are unacceptable and need to stop.


Photo Courtesy of Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment