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Dallas Fuel Announces Release of xQc

The talented yet controversial Winston player will no longer be a member of the Dallas Fuel organization.

The Dallas Fuel announced today that Félix "xQc" Lengyel and the organization "have mutually agreed to part ways" with the official release of his contract from the team. His original contract was set to expire at the end of this season. The talented Winston player only played in six matches for the Dallas Fuel, as two suspensions resulting from behavior xQc displayed on his own personal stream, the official Overwatch League stream and comments he made on social media regarding the work of the league's casters have kept him on the bench for the majority of the season.

Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail stated in the official announcement that "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. 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."

With xQc's latest suspension prohibiting him from playing in the remainder of Stage 2, the Dallas Fuel felt that they needed to focus on the players on the roster that are able to contribute to helping the struggling team succeed. "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." Said Mike Rufail.

With the release of xQc, the Dallas Fuel now have the ability to fill the open roster spot with a player that will be able to help the team and not be sidelined by suspension. While xQc is a controversial player, the stiff competition in the league could push a team to take the risk of signing the former Dallas Fuel player in the hopes that he will not continue his troubling behavior and provide a boost of talent for their roster. It is also a very strong possibility that xQc may not compete in the Overwatch League ever again, as his personal stream is very successful and he may feel that his best option is to pursue a career as a full time streamer. 

No matter what transpires now, Overwatch League fans will not be seeing xQc wearing the blue and white of the Dallas Fuel anymore.

(cover photo courtesy of Robert paul via Blizzard Entertainment)

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