Echo Fox

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Echo Fox
Echo Fox logo.png
SportLeague of Legends
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Super Smash Bros.
Call of Duty
Gears of War 4
Vainglory
Founded2015
OwnerRick Fox
Websitehttp://echofox.gg/

Echo Fox is a professional eSports organization with teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty: WWII, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Gears of War 4, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2, H1Z1, and Vainglory.[1] The organization was founded after Rick Fox bought the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) spot of Gravity Gaming for around US$1 million.[2][3] The organization expanded into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by signing a team called Torqued on January 26, 2016.[4] Jared Jeffries joined as president of the team in 2017.

League of Legends[edit]

On January 23, 2016, due to some concerns over player work-eligibility, Echo Fox was unable to submit a roster and was required to forfeit their match against NRG Esports.[5] Echo Fox finished last in the 2016 Summer NA LCS, forcing a relegation match. They defeated NRG Esports 3-0 in relegations and qualified for the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split.

In 2018, the North American League of Legends Championship Series moved to a franchised league and Echo Fox secured a spot as a permanent partner. Echo Fox later received an equity investment from the New York Yankees and a new roster, which finished 2nd in the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split with 12 wins and 7 losses after losing a tiebreaker to 100 Thieves.[6]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Solo Colin Earnest Top November 24, 2018
Lourlo Samson Jackson Top December 6, 2018
Rush Yoon-jae Lee Jungler November 30, 2018
Fenix Jae-hun Kim Mid November 30, 2018
Apollo Apollo Price ADC November 24, 2018
Lost Lawrence Hui ADC July 24, 2018
Hakuho Nickolas Surgent Support November 24, 2018

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Disbandment[edit]

While no official reason has been given for Echo Fox allowing its players to leave, some have suggested it is due to bad performances at both Eleague Season 2 and IBUYPOWER Masters 2016.[7] At Eleague, Echo Fox lost versus Virtus.pro, (where they won only a single round on Nuke),[8] and versus G2 Esports (where Echo Fox lost 16-3 and 16-2 on Nuke and Dust 2 respectively).[9] At iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 Echo Fox finished a disappointing 5th-6th place.[10]

Former[edit]

ID Name Role Joined Left
fREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir Rifler May 31, 2016 January 8, 2018
sgares Sean Gares In Game Leader January 26, 2016 December 3, 2016
roca Daniel Gustaferri Rifler April 20, 2016 December 3, 2016
ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan AWPer April 27, 2016 December 3, 2016
tck Trey Martin Rifler January 26, 2016 April 9, 2016
mOE Mohamad Assad AWPer January 26, 2016 April 28, 2016
a2z Armeen Toussi Lurker January 26, 2016 May 27, 2016
frozt (Coach) Carey Kertenian Coach January 26, 2016 December 31, 2016

Fighting games[edit]

Echo Fox entered the fighting game community on April 29, 2016 by signing Street Fighter V player Julio Fuentes.[11] A month later, they would sign Super Smash Bros. pro Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman.[12]

In 2017, Echo Fox would make one of the biggest signings in eSports history by signing seven FGC players all at once, three of which were previously being from Evil Geniuses. In addition to this Echo Fox signed former EG manager Antonio "CoolGrayAJ" Javier as the team's new manager.[13] The signing of said superteam was met with mixed reception from the fighting game community. Evil Geniuses player Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley vowed for the team to fall especially his former teammate, Justin Wong. Team Liquid's NuckleDu acknowledged the signing and feels anticipation as to what the new team can do, complementing each player as a Top 10 player in each of their main games.[14] Echo Fox would continue growing their team with the signing of Korean Tekken pros Saint and JDCR; this would bring their roster up to twelve players.[15]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date
Mew2King Jason Zimmerman Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Project M
Super Smash Bros. 64
Marth, Sheik, Fox
Cloud
Meta Knight
Fox, Sheik, Marth
Kirby
May 17, 2016[12]
ChocoBlanka Yuko Momochi Street Fighter V Blanka January 4, 2017[13]
JWonggg Justin Wong Street Fighter V
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Karin, Menat
Wolverine, Storm, Akuma
Ultron, Nova
January 4, 2017[13]
MKLeo Leonardo Lopez Perez Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Marth, Cloud, Corrin January 4, 2017[13]
Momochi Yusuke Momochi Street Fighter V Ken, Kolin January 4, 2017[13]
SonicFox Dominique McLean Injustice 2
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Mortal Kombat X
Soulcalibur VI
Red Hood, Black Manta
Filia, Fukua, Double
Marie Rose, Christie, Rachel
Rocket Raccoon, Jedah
Bardock, Hit, Android 16
Erron Black, Cassie, Triborg
Geralt, Azwel
January 4, 2017[13]
Tokido Hajime Taniguchi Street Fighter V Akuma January 4, 2017[13]
dekillsage Jon Coello Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Beowulf, Cerebella, Big Band
Dante, Jedah
Tien, Gohan, Android 16
April 18, 2018[16]

Former[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Joined Left
Julio Julio Fuentes Street Fighter V Ken April 29, 2016[11] October 27, 2017
Punk Victor Woodley Injustice 2
Street Fighter V
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Black Adam
Karin, Cammy, Chun-Li
Dante, Ultron
Cell, Goku Black, Trunks
March 28, 2018[17] October 9, 2018[18]
Scar Brad Vaughn Injustice 2
Mortal Kombat X
Supergirl, Brainiac
Sonya Blade, Triborg
January 4, 2017[13] October 9, 2018[19]
Theo Jivan Karapetian Injustice 2
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Superman, Aquaman
Adult Gohan, Android 16, Tien
June 26, 2017[20] October 9, 2018[21]
JDCR Hyun-jin Kim Tekken 7 Heihachi, Dragunov February 6, 2017[15] October 11, 2018[22]
Saint Jin-woo Choi Tekken 7 Jack-7 February 6, 2017[15] October 11, 2018[23]

Call of Duty[edit]

On May 13, 2016 Echo Fox added a Call of Duty team with a roster of Jeremy "Neslo" Olsen, Jordan "Proof" Cannon, Jonathan "SinfuL" Baez, and Josh "Cyborg" Kimpson.[24] In November, all players except Neslo were dropped and replaced by Anthony "Methodz" Zinni, Teegan "TcM" McCarthy, and Tanner "Mosh" Clark.[25]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
Faccento Brice Faccento Player October 25, 2017
Saints Renato Forza Player October 25, 2017
Temp Donovan Laroda Flex July 18, 2018
Aqua Ulysses Silva Player January 5, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teams". Echo Fox. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ Soshnick, Scott (December 18, 2015). "Former NBA Player Rick Fox Buys esports Team Gravity". Bloomberg News. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Volk, Pete (December 18, 2015). "Rick Fox purchases League of Legends team for reported $1 million, will rebrand as Echo Fox". SB Nation. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Sawant, Seth (January 26, 2016). "Torqued signed by Echo Fox". Gosu Gamers. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "LoL Esports". www.lolesports.com. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  6. ^ "NA LCS 2018 Spring Split | Teams and Standings". www.lolesports.com. LoL Esports. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Echo Fox allows players to exit". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  8. ^ "HLTV.org - The home of competitive Counter-Strike". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  9. ^ "HLTV.org - The home of competitive Counter-Strike". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  10. ^ "iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 - Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki". wiki.teamliquid.net. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  11. ^ a b Mueller, Saira; Jurek, Steven. "Echo Fox gets into fighting games, sign SFV player Julio Fuentes". The Daily Dot. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Steiner, Dustin. "Echo Fox Signs Mew2King". PVP Live. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h Beck, Kellen. "Echo Fox signs 7 players to build largest fighting game roster in esports". Mashable. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
  14. ^ Smith, Connor. "Echo Fox vs the world: Why the growing FGC rivalry is good for esports". Dot Esports. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
  15. ^ a b c Nordmark, Sam. "Echo Fox acquires top talent in Tekken". Dot eSports. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  16. ^ "Echo Fox Signs Jon "dekillsage" Coello to Its Fighting Game Roster - Echo Fox". www.echofox.gg. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  17. ^ Echo Fox [@echofoxgg] (28 March 2018). "We are excited to welcome Victor "@PunkDaGod" Woodley as part of the #FGCFOX family" (Tweet). Retrieved 2018-03-28 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Punk on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  19. ^ "Scar on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  20. ^ Echo Fox [@echofoxgg] (26 June 2017). "We are thrilled to welcome our newest @InjusticeGame Fox, @FGC_Theo to the #FGCFOX roster!" (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-06-26 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ "Theo on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  22. ^ "JDCR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  23. ^ "SAINT on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
  25. ^ "Echo Fox Announces New Call of Duty Roster". Dot Esports. Retrieved 2018-03-25.