XQC recently was fined and benched for a number of matches due to the certain emote usage in the official OWL channel. The pro player used Trihard7 emote. He has been using the emote regularly in his chat and it has never meant to imply anything. However, certain sections of the media want to color it in a negative light and that has definitely impacted Overwatch League‘s decision on XQC.
If you think twitch chat emotes are racist or sexist you desperately need help from a mental health professional. Shame on anyone co-signing this bullshit. You sided with the people who want to tear esports down.
— Thorin (@Thooorin) March 9, 2018