LA Gladiators' Management Sentinels Signs xQc

Popular streamer and former ​Overwatch League player Félix "xQc" Lengyel has been signed by Sentinels (formerly Phoenix1), managing organization of the Los Angeles Gladiators. xQc has been signed as a streamer and substitute player for the LA Gladiators' academy team, the Gladiators Legion. 

“Adding Félix to our organization is a great step in accomplishing that goal and gives us the ability to expose our young talented players to new fans. Félix is an incredibly popular and talented player across a variety of games. Being a substitute for the Legion will allow him to continue to display the great Overwatch skill we all enjoyed while watching him compete for Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup. We think this will create the best environment for xQc to be at his best and help us to grow our young Sentinels organization,” said Rob Moore, company founder, in a ​press release

In addition to streaming and substituting, xQc will conduct a weekly stream with other players in the Sentinels and Legion organizations. 

xQc previously played for Denial eSports' Overwatch team and the Dallas Fuel in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. He has competed in the 2017 and 2018 Overwatch World Cups for Team Canada, finishing second and third respectively. 

He ​received a suspension and fine in January 2018 for "violating the Overwatch League Code of Conduct during his individual stream". At the time, the player's code of conduct was not available to the public. 

He ​received another suspension and fine in March 2018 for what was claimed as "repeatedly [using] an emote in a racially disparaging manner on the league's stream and on social media, and used disparaging language against Overwatch League casters and fellow players on social media and on his personal stream." The specific instances were not provided. Following this, on March 11 xQc was released from the Dallas Fuel. 

He has since been subject to other controversies, such as an ​Overwatch account suspension in and a reportedly permanent ban in League of Legends, both in August 2018.

He remains one of the most popular streamers on Twitch; per Twitchmetrics, xQc is the fifth-most-watched individual streamer in the last 30 days, ahead of individuals such as Richard "Ninja" Tyler Blevins and Guy "Dr DisRespect" Beahm.

Images courtesy of Los Angeles Gladiators