Controversial figure Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel received an invitation to join team Canada for the upcoming Overwatch World Championship.
Now that the voting for the support staff is over and the results are in, it is time to start assembling the cast of players who are about to clash in the World Championship.
Canadian coach Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy made headlines when he stated in a Twitch Q&A session that a few notable players will be invited to the Canadian squad without having to go through the tryouts at all.
Players are Lucas ‘NotE’ Meissner (Boston Uprising), Brady ‘Agilities’ Girardi (LA Valiant), Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts (LA Gladiators), Liam ‘Mangachu’ Campbell (XL2 Academy) and Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.
XQc attracted lots of negative attention at the start of Overwatch League ultimately resulting in his removal from his team, the Dallas Fuel.
Ever since the Dallas debacle, the community has been split in the middle. One side claim that xQc was rightfully removed from the most elite Overwatch composition since it has no place for any inappropriate behaviour. Others recognise him as an extremely skilled player who just likes to have fun and his suspension is the ultimate example of Blizzards over-strict politics and draconian rules enforcement.
Months later, the conversation about xQc still pops in Overwatch discussions here and there. Some say that Blizzard should not allow him back in the big leagues unless he shows massive change. Others think that a Winston of his calibre is a worthy inclusion in any team and can’t wait for his eventual return. In a personal stream not long ago the Canadian player shared that at least a few teams are talking to him about a potential contract for OWL’s upcoming Season two.
Now, with Jayne’s confirmation, fans have high hopes that we will still see Lengyel jumping about and zapping enemies in top-tier competitions.
Jayne also commented that the invitations to all of the mention players are a no-brainer and should come as no surprise to anyone.
His main concern right now is the two Support slots in the line-up, which should be the hardest ones to fill. The tryouts should hopefully shine light upon undiscovered talent.