And Muma shrugs it off.
Overwatch League player Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has been suspended over homophobic remarks made in reference to a competitor.
Lengyel has been suspended by both the Overwatch League and his team, the Dallas Fuel, after a slur that violated the League’s Code of Conduct. Lengyel was angered after the Houston Outlaws’ Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, an openly gay player, used one of Lengyel’s catchphrases in a post-game interview.
“Shut your fucking mouth,” Lengyel said in response. “Go back there. Suck a fat cock. I mean, you would like it.”
The Overwatch League responded first, fining Lengyel $2,000 USD and suspending him for four matches. The Fuel furthered this, suspending the player for the rest of Stage 1 play, ending 10 February.
The Fuel also said that Lengyel will be provided with “additional resources, focus coaching, physical training and support.” Lengyel also offered a apology to Wilmot, who has accepted it.
Wilmot looks happy to move past the incident as quickly as possible.
I'm just a boy tryna play some video games. It's cool being one of the only LGBT players in the league and I hope I can inspire and encourage some people to be true to themselves. With that said, I don't want it to define me as a person. I'm just playin' some tank, dudes.
— Austin Wilmot 🥀 (@Muma) January 19, 2018
The Outlaws have just picked up a new fan in this writer.
The Overwatch League kicked off earlier this month.