Echo Fox

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Echo Fox
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Team Information
Org Location: United States USA
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Owner(s): Ulrich Alexander "Rick Fox" Fox
Head Coach: Nick "Inero" Smith
Sponsor(s): ASUS ROG
ASUS
HyperX
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Other Teams In Organization
Active LoL Teams Echo Fox Academy
Inactive LoL Teams Delta Fox
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History
Created: 2015-12-18
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Current Roster
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Echo Fox is a North American team.

History

Echo Fox was announced on December 18th, 2015, after former basketball athlete Rick Fox purchased Gravity's NA LCS Spring 2016 spot. No roster was announced at the time.[1] The price of the sale was not announced officially, but it was reportedly a $1 million deal.[2][3] Soon after, their LCS roster was announced: Korean soloqueue star top laner kfo and European veteran Froggen joined North American Challenger players Keith, Baby (who renamed to BIG), and Hard, with European mid laner Kori (who renamed back to Selfie) as a substitute for Froggen.

After multiple weeks playing with a substitute roster consisting largely of players from the Challenger team Ember due to visa problems keeping Hard, kfo, and Froggen out of competition, Echo Fox placed seventh at the end of the spring split - out of playoffs but also safe from relegation. Their overall season record was 6-12, with 6 of those losses coming from their games with a substitute roster as well as a forfeit prior to determining their substitute roster. With their full lineup, their record was 6-6.

In the Summer Season, Echo Fox had almost no roster problems at all - they substituted Grigne in for two games in week 3, and switched Froggen to top lane for one game while kfo played mid lane, but other than that they had a completely stable roster. With stability did not come an improvement over their spring performance; while they picked up several individual game wins (including handing Team SoloMid their only game 1 defeat of the entire split), the team lost every single series after the first week and finished in last place, three series behind the ninth-place NRG. In the 2017 Spring Promotion Tournament, Echo Fox turned their season around and took advantage of NRG's weakness, beating Team Liquid Academy in the elimination round, losing to the much-improved Phoenix1, and then sweeping NRG in the final series to return to the LCS for 2017.

2017 Season

On the heels of their previous disappointing split, Echo Fox made multiple moves; adding former World Champion toplaner Looper, rookie Challenger jungler Akaadian, and former Phoenix1 support Gate. The team began the Spring Split looking improved but wildly inconsistent, alternating 0-2 and 2-0 weeks. Praise was given to their early game play, especially Akaadian's play on aggressive junglers, but the team's late game struggles were criticized. They came out of week 4 with a 4-4 record and 5th place, but this would prove the be the high point of the season as they went on a 2-8 slide in the second half, finishing 8th, out of the playoffs but at least safe from relegation.

In the midseason, the team made no changes to the starting roster but changed coaches, picking up Inero, who had previously coached several challenger teams as well as Tainted Minds of the OPL. They also added three of their former Delta Fox players, Brandini, Damonte and Grigne as subs, as well as veteran ADC Mash, who had failed to qualify for the LCS with Gold Coin United in the previous split. Unfortunately, the Summer Split followed the same trajectory as the Spring. The team posted a 2-0 record in the first week, but inexplicably elected to sub Grigne into the jungle for the entirety of the second week, leading to two losses. They rebounded with Akaadian starting again in week three to split their series and maintain a .500 record, but slowly slid down in the standings after that, never falling below 8th but never climbing back into serious playoff contention. Every position except for support was subbed out, with Brandini becoming the de facto starter for the final two weeks of the season, but these changes paid no dividends, and the team continued to be plagued by late game struggles. They eventually finished at 5-13 and in 8th place, with the franchise's first playoff berth remaining elusive.

2018 Season

Spring Split

The NALCS switched to a franchised system to begin the 2018 Season, and Echo Fox were one of the six existing teams awarded a franchise slot. Going into the Spring Split, they completely rebuilt their roster, adding 2017 Worlds finalist Huni in the top lane, controversial jungler Dardoch, former Team Liquid mid laner Fenix and Altec and Adrian, the botlane of the disbanded Team Dignitas. While this roster did not lack for talent, there were many questions about how the team would come together, as Dardoch, Fenix, and Adrian had all acquired a reputation for being difficult teammates, with Echo Fox being Dardoch's fourth NALCS team in the past year. Defying these expectations, Echo Fox began the split in excellent form, not losing a game until week 3 and never ending a week worse than tied for first. In particular, both Huni and Dardoch were playing well. However, the team began to cool off as the meta shifted away from the top lane carries preferred by Huni, going 1-1 in week 7 and then suffering their first 0-2 week, though they remained in first place and clinched their first playoff spot as an organization. Their bot lane was exposed as a particular problem, as Altec's preferred Kalista was nerfed, and they were unwilling to play the strongly meta Xayah and Rakan. Going into week 9 still fighting for a playoff bye, the team shockingly elected to sub Echo Fox Academy players Damonte and Papa Chau in for Fenix and Adrian. Even with the substitute lineup, Echo Fox still managed to beat the bottom-tier FlyQuest, but then lost an incredibly close game to the surging 100 Thieves to finish in a tie with them for first, necessitating a tiebreaker. 100 Thieves won again, leaving Echo Fox in second place. Despite the late season decline, both Huni and Dardoch were named to the NALCS First Team.

Their second place finish still secured them a bye to the semifinals, where Echo Fox faced off against the fourth seeded Team Liquid, with Fenix and Adrian subbed back in. Despite Echo Fox's stronger finish in the regular season, most analysts favored the more veteran Liquid, and they would be proved correct as TL triumphed by a 3-1 score. Echo Fox was then sent to the fourth place match against the surprising Clutch Gaming, where they regained their dignity with a quick 3-0 sweep, netting them 50 Championship Points and a spot at the 2018 NA-EU Rift Rivals, the first international event for the organization.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • December 18th, team is announced.[1]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 11Top 2018-11-19 2017-12-08
News Label - North America.png USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 12Jungle 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Fenix Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 13Mid 2018-11-19 2017-11-22
News Label - North America.png Canada Altec Johnny Ru 14AD Carry 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
News Label - North America.png USA Adrian Adrian Ma 15Support 2019-11-18 2017-12-08

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
News Label - North America.png Canada LOD Benjamin deMunck AD Emberlogo std.png Ember 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 4: Day 2
News Label - North America.png USA Stunt William Chen Support
News Label - North America.png USA Solo Colin Earnest Top 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 2, Week 3, and Week 4
News Label - North America.png USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Mid

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
News Label - North America.png USA Akaadian Matthew Higginbotham 22Sub/Jungle OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming 2017-01-05 2017-12-18
News Label - North America.png USA Damonte Tanner Damonte 13Mid Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox Academy 2017-05-26 2017-12-08
News Label - North America.png China Feng Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 25Sub/Support
None
2017-05-27 2017-12-06
News Label - North America.png Canada Mash Brandon Phan 14AD Carry Mammoth Esportslogo std.png Mammoth Esports 2017-05-26 2017-12-05
News Label - North America.png USA Brandini Brandon Chen 11Top Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM Academy 2017-05-26 2017-12-04
News Label - North America.png USA Grig Jonathan Armao 12Jungle Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM Academy 2016-01-23 2017-12-04
News Label - North America.png China Gate Austin Yu 15Support
None
2017-01-05 2017-12-04
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) 21Sub/Top
None
2016-12-01 2017-11-20
News Label - Europe.png Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 13Mid Origen ESPlogo std.png Origen 2016-01-05 2017-11-20
News Label - North America.png USA Keith Yuri Jew 14AD Carry Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 Academy 2016-01-05 2017-11-20
News Label - North America.png Canada Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev 12Jungle Team Liquid Academylogo std.png Team Liquid Academy 2016-01-05 2017-01-05
News Label - North America.png USA Allorim Kieran Logue 21Sub/Top Team Gateslogo std.png Team Gates 2016-02-17 2017-01-03
News Label - North America.png USA Damonte Tanner Damonte 23Sub/Mid Delta Foxlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-02-17 2017-01-??
News Label - North America.png USA Kez Kevin Jeon 22Sub/Jungle Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2016-07-07 2017-01-??
News Label - Korea.png South Korea kfo Park Jeong-hun (박정훈) 11Top
None
2016-01-05 2016-12-01
News Label - North America.png USA Big Terry Chuong 15Support Delta Foxlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-01-05 2016-11-22
News Label - Europe.png Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 23Sub/Mid Misfits Gaminglogo std.png Misfits Gaming 2016-03-08 2016-08-??
News Label - Europe.png Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 23Sub/Mid H2k-Gaminglogo std.png H2k-Gaming 2016-01-05 2016-02-17

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                       
BIG 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 29 Dignitaslogo std.png 0 87 87



Froggen 28 Eglogo std.png 28 Eglogo std.png 28 Alliancelogo std.png 28 Alliancelogo std.png 18 Elementslogo std.png 18 Elementslogo std.png 12 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 38 Echo Foxlogo std.png 148 135 283



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 Team 8logo std.png 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 26 Team Liquidlogo std.png 30 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 79 79



Grigne 3 Echo Foxlogo std.png 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 9 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 14 14



Hard 14 Echo Foxlogo std.png 33 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 47 47



KEITH 6 Team Liquidlogo std.png 1 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 32 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 140 140



kfo 12 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 54 54



Solo 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 18 Clutch Gaminglogo std.png 0 23 23



Stunt 1 Echo Foxlogo std.png
9
3
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16 FlyQuestlogo std.png 0 29 29
LOD
2
1
2
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42 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 44 Dignitaslogo std.png 21 Dignitaslogo std.png 0 112 112
Kez 22 Complexitylogo std.png 18 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 7 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 47 47



Looper 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 29 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 72 72



Akaadian 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 34 Echo Foxlogo std.png 18 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 95 95



Gate 3 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 46 Phoenix1logo std.png 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 153 153



Damonte 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 7 7



Mash 28 GGULogo std.png 28 Team Coastlogo std.png 18 Team Coastlogo std.png 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 41 Phoenix1logo std.png 11 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 144 144



Brandini 7 Phoenix1logo std.png 14 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 21 21



Huni 18 Fnaticlogo std.png 18 Fnaticlogo std.png 18 Immortalslogo std.png 43 Immortalslogo std.png 18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 36 79 115



Dardoch 17 Team Liquidlogo std.png 40 Team Liquidlogo std.png 44 Immortalslogo std.png
32
9
TLCLGTLCLG.png
18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 160 160
Fenix 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 43 Team Liquidlogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 113 113



Altec 27 Eglogo std.png 18 Winterfoxlogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 16 NRG Esportslogo std.png 43 FlyQuestlogo std.png 30 Dignitaslogo std.png 18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 170 170



Adrian 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 17 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Immortalslogo std.png 43 Immortalslogo std.png
3
29
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22 Dignitaslogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 166 166
Papa Chau 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 2 2



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Spring 2018

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Canada Rick Fox Ulrich Alexander Fox Founder & Owner
USA Jared Jeffries Jared Scott Carter Jeffries President
USA Ginko Jake Fyfe General Manager
USA Inero Nick Smith 80Head Coach
China Peter Zhang (張藝) Assistant Coach
USA Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 80Strategic Coach
Vynarian Jim Morrison Head Analyst

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea heavenTime Simon Jeon 80Head Coach Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada Timkiro Timothy Cho Assistant Coach Team Liquid Academylogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
USA Cop David Roberson 80Head Coach Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming

Tournament Results

Echo Fox Tournament Results
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-04-08A33rd$ 30,000NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs3 : 0Clutch Gaminglogo std.png Clutch
Toprole icon.png
 Huni,
Junglerole icon.png
 Dardoch,
Midrole icon.png
 Fenix,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Altec,
Supportrole icon.png
 Adrian,
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 Inero
2018-03-18A22ndNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Spring12 - 6Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Huni,
Junglerole icon.png
 Dardoch,
Midrole icon.png
 Fenix,
Midrole icon.png
 Damonte,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Altec,
Supportrole icon.png
 Adrian,
Supportrole icon.png
 Papa Chau,
Coachrole icon.png
 Inero
2017-08-06A88thNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Summer5 - 13Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Toprole icon.png
 Brandini,
Junglerole icon.png
 Akaadian,
Junglerole icon.png
 Grig,
Midrole icon.png
 Froggen,
Midrole icon.png
 Damonte,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Keith,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Mash,
Supportrole icon.png
 Gate,
Coachrole icon.png
 Inero
2017-03-26A88thNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Spring6 - 12Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Akaadian,
Midrole icon.png
 Froggen,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Keith,
Supportrole icon.png
 Gate,
Coachrole icon.png
 Timkiro
2016-08-07I1QNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion3 : 0NRG Esportslogo std.png NRG
Toprole icon.png
 kfo,
Junglerole icon.png
 Hard,
Midrole icon.png
 Froggen,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Keith,
Supportrole icon.png
 Big,
Coachrole icon.png
 heavenTime
2016-07-31B010thNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2016 Summer1 - 17Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 kfo,
Junglerole icon.png
 Hard,
Junglerole icon.png
 Grigne,
Junglerole icon.png
 Kez,
Midrole icon.png
 Froggen,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Keith,
Supportrole icon.png
 Big,
Coachrole icon.png
 Cop,
Coachrole icon.png
 Ginko,
Coachrole icon.png
 heavenTime
2016-03-20A77thNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2016 Spring6 - 12Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 kfo,
Toprole icon.png
 Solo,
Junglerole icon.png
 Hard,
Junglerole icon.png
 Grigne,
Midrole icon.png
 Froggen,
Midrole icon.png
 Goldenglue,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Keith,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 LOD,
Supportrole icon.png
 Big,
Supportrole icon.png
 Stunt,
Coachrole icon.png
 Cop
Total Prize: USD 30,000

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  • 2018
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Interviews

  • 2018
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Other Content

  • 2018
  • 2016

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