Felix “xQc” Lengyel, the former pro of Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game, has been suspended from the Twitch platform after he was caught cheating during a tournament of Fall Guys, a massive multiplatform game.
The incident occurred last weekend during the broadcast of Twitch Rivals, a series of tournaments of games promoted by Twitch where a match was being developed against fellow streamers Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek.
It was in this event where xQc incurred a foul against the terms of both Twitch Rivals and the Twitch platform itself by participating in the clipping of the sequences, i.e. viewing the competitors’ sequences in an attempt to gain an advantage in a fraudulent manner.
When this abuse of the rules was evidenced by xQc, Twitch made the decision to veto it from the Twitch Rival contests during the next 6 months, which will also cause it to lose its prize money. In addition to this, there is a temporary suspension of xQc for which it is not yet known how long it will last.
At GlitchCon our player conduct rules were violated. We require all participants to abide by the same rules in order to play in a tournament. As a result, xQc has been issued a temporary Twitch account suspension, a temporary Twitch Rivals ban & forfeited associated prize money. pic.twitter.com/SA8umOdS9E
— Twitch Rivals (@TwitchRivals) November 18, 2020
Previously, Stremaer Shroud had pointed out the dishonest actions of xQc which he speculated could have severe consequences for this former Overwatch professional, which materialized on this occasion.
This would represent the fourth time that Twitch exercised a suspension measure against xQc, who had previously been banned for exposing material with a sexual connotation during a broadcast.
For its part, xQc accepted the offense committed and added that its intention had been simply to have some fun.
Stop defending my everywhere for no reason. We got into the final game with @DrLupo and @shroud 's team. We shouldn't of done it and it was wrong. I'm sorry for my actions. I thought it would be funny. It did not change the outcome but it was still malicious. Sorry.
— xQc (@xQc) November 15, 2020