Echo Fox is a North American team.
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. The price of the sale was not announced officially, but it was reportedly a $1 million deal. 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.
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.
- January (approx.), Kez and Damonte leave.
- January 3rd, Allorim leaves.
- January 4th, ASUS ROG sponsors Echo Fox.
- January 5th, Akaadian and Gate join. Hard leaves.
- May 26th, Brandini and Mash join. Damonte rejoins. Inero joins as head coach. Grigne (now Grig) moves to starting roster. Peter Zhang joins as assistant coach. heavenTime and Timkiro leave coaching roles.
- May 27th, Feng joins as a sub.
- July 13th, Jared Jeffries joins as President.
- October 19th, New York Yankees announces an investment partnership with Vision Esports, the parent company of Echo Fox.
- November 20th, Looper, Froggen, and Keith's contracts expire.
- November 22nd, Fenix joins.
- December 4th, Brandini, Grig, and Gate leave.
- December 5th, Mash leaves.
- December 6th, Feng leaves.
- December 8th, Huni, Dardoch, Altec, and Adrian join. Echo Fox Academy is formed. Damonte moves to the academy team. Akaadian moves to sub.
- December 18th, Akaadian leaves.
- January 5th, roster is revealed. kfo, Hard, Froggen, KEITH, and BIG (formerly Baby) join. Selfie joins.
- January 22nd, BIG joins Apex Gaming on loan for 2016 NACS Spring Season - Week 1.
- January 23rd, Solo and Goldenglue join on loan from Ember starting 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 2. Grigne joins as a sub.
- January 27th, Selfie joins H2k-Gaming on loan starting 2016 EU LCS Spring Season - Week 3.
- February 5th, LOD and Stunt join on loan from Ember for 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 4: Day 2.
- February 17th, Damonte and Allorim join as subs. Selfie leaves.
- March 8th, Selfie rejoins as a sub.
- June 21st, Cop leaves.
- June 29th, heavenTime joins as head coach.
- July 7th, Kez joins.
- July 10th, Hard moves to sub.
- July 22nd, Hard moves back to starting jungler. Kez moves to sub.
- November 22nd, Big leaves.
- December 1st, Looper joins. kfo leaves.
- December 14th, Delta Fox qualifies for the 2017 NACS Spring Season.
- December 18th, team is announced.
|| Contract Ends
||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)
||Kim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Formerly On Loan
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
- Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017
|| Rick Fox
||Ulrich Alexander Fox
||Founder & Owner
|| Jared Jeffries
||Jared Scott Carter Jeffries
||Peter Zhang (張藝)
- May 24th, Echo Fox Owner Rick Fox: "I see esports being a major passion in US in a few years." with Inven Global
- June 3rd, Echo Fox CEO on Challenger roster: 'The end goal always is to try to win. This is not a joke' with theScore esports
- June 6th, Rick Fox on the MINDSET of becoming a CHAMPION with theScore esports
- July 28th, Echo Fox owner Rick Fox: 'In no way do I look at the time there in Challenger with Delta Fox as having been a failure' with theScore esports
- July 28th, Rick Fox on Echo Fox's chances at a franchised NA LCS spot, why Delta Fox is not a failure with theScore Esports
- November 20th, Rick Fox, Owner of Team Echo Fox 20 Questions with HyperX
- December 22nd, Echo Fox GM on how FOX made it into the 2018 NA LCS, getting back into CS:GO and Tokido's underwear with The Nexus Podcast on theScore Esports
- January 24th, Rick Fox: Entering LCS, Experience in Esports vs Sports, and the Echo Fox with G|League
- January 30th, How to build an organization like a player: Rick Fox on Echo Fox, player salaries and the smell of success with Daniel Rosen on theScore
- June 4th, Rick Fox on his players: "We want these guys to be our next coaches, our scouts, our co-owners in different teams we bring in" with The Daily Dot
- June 22nd, Rick Fox on building an esports empire: ‘I want them to be champions’ with theScore
- August 8th, Rick Fox and heavenTime on battling NRG, Rick's take on the current promotion system, and calls for LCS to franchise with Yahoo!
- August 15th, [AMA] Rick Fox with reddit
Echo Fox logo ( - Season 2017)
Echo Fox 2016 LCS Spring Roster
Echo Fox 2016 LCS Summer Roster
Echo Fox 2017 LCS Spring Roster