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For racist comments, the Overwatch League suspended xQc again

Another 3 players were sanctioned for offensive comments

In January, Felix "xQc" Lengyel, a Dallas Fuel team coach from the Overwatch League, was left out for 4 games and fined $ 2000 for making homophobic comments. Now, the player has suspended again, this time for racist comments.

Thus, the Overwatch League announced that xQc will receive a fine of $ 4000 USD and will be suspended for 4 matches starting on March 12, as it "repeatedly used a racial attack" during the transmission of an Overwatch encounter and in networks Socialists used "derogatory language" against casters and other players.

The Dallas Fuel player used the "Triahard" emote - the face of Mychal "Trihex" Jefferson, a black man who streams on Twitch - while the Overwatch League caster, Malik Forté, was on screen. Although xQc argued that everything was wrong, the truth is that the company's board did not think the same, and was sanctioned.

When it was suspended in January, Dallas Fuel said that xQc would receive additional support to help it reflect team ethics, however, it seems that it was not enough. The professional returned to play on February 23 and had no problems for a few weeks, although the peace lasted a short time since on Thursday he lost his mind and returned to perform one of his well-known attacks.

That's not all, as other players were fined by the Overwatch League. Timo "Taimou" Kettunen, also of Dallas Fuel, made homophobic comments during the broadcast and got a fine of $ 1000 USD. Tae-yeong "TaiRong" Kim, the coach of Houston Outlaws, got a wake-up call by posting an offensive meme about the bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. In addition, Ted "Silkthread" Wang, of Los Angeles Valiant, took a fine $ 1000 USD for violating the Blizzard End User License Agreement by sharing your Overwatch account.

After this incident, TaiRong issued a public apology and said it would make a donation to the Hiroshima Peace and Culture Foundation, an action that the Overwatch League took into account to determine "the trial against them."

"It is unacceptable that members of the Overwatch League use or distribute hate speech, hate speech, racist or discriminatory It is important that all members are aware of the impact that their speech can have on others," the company said. "We are committed to building a community around the Overwatch League that is welcoming and inclusive for all players and fans, and we hope that these disciplinary actions demonstrate our seriousness in that effort."

It is regrettable that the Overwatch League players have these behaviors, especially when we know they have a minimum salary of $ 50,000 USD per year. Hopefully, Blizzard takes the matter more seriously, because a fine of $ 1000 USD seems nothing compared to the salary received by players.

Recently, Blizzard released a series of measures to avoid the toxic behavior of the Overwatch League. For this reason, participants must respect a code of conduct to avoid informal or formal warnings, public warnings, fines, suspensions and permanent bans. It will be necessary to continue seeing the development of the League to know what this whole matter will end up with.

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