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|Active LoL Teams||Echo Fox Academy|
|Inactive LoL Teams||Delta Fox|
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- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Team Achievements
- 7 Highlight Videos
- 8 Articles
- 9 Interviews
- 10 Other Content
- 11 See Also
- 12 Gallery
- 13 External Links
- 14 References
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. Peter Zhang joins as assistant coach. heavenTime and Timkiro leave coaching roles. Grigne moves to starting roster.
- May 27th, Feng joins as a sub.
- November 20th, Looper, Froggen, and Keith's contracts expire.
- November 22nd, FeniX joins.
- December 5th, Mash becomes inactive.
- 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 (approx.), Brandini and Grigne leave.
- December 12th, Gate becomes inactive.
- 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.
|Huni||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)||Top||2018-11-19||2017-12-08|
|FeniX||Kim Jae-hun (김재훈)||Mid||2018-11-19||2017-11-22|
|Mash||Brandon Phan||AD||Still Contracted|
|Gate||Austin Yu||Support||Still Contracted|
Formerly On Loan
|LOD||Benjamin deMunck||AD||Ember||2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 4: Day 2|
|Solo||Colin Earnest||Top||2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 2, Week 3, and Week 4|
|Brandini||Brandon Chen||Top||TSM Academy||2017-05-26||2017-12-??|
|Grigne||Jonathan Armao||Jungle||TSM Academy||2016-01-23||2017-12-??|
|Damonte||Tanner Damonte||Mid||Echo Fox Academy||2017-05-26||2017-12-08|
|Feng||Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰)||Sub/Support||2017-05-27||2017-12-06|
|Looper||Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석)||Top||2016-12-01||2017-11-20|
|Allorim||Kieran Logue||Sub/Top||Team Gates||2016-02-17||2017-01-03|
|kfo||Park Jeong-hun (박정훈)||Top||2016-01-05||2016-12-01|
|BIG||Terry Chuong||Support||Delta Fox||2016-01-05||2016-11-22|
|Selfie||Marcin Wolski||Sub/Mid||Misfits Gaming||2016-03-08||2016-08-??|
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|
|Ginko||Jake Fyfe||General Manager|
|Inero||Nick Smith||Head Coach|
|Peter Zhang (張藝)||Assistant Coach|
|heavenTime||Simon Jeon||Head Coach|
|Timkiro||Timothy Cho||Assistant Coach||Team Liquid Academy|
|Cop||David Roberson||Head Coach||Apex Gaming|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2017-08-06||8th||2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season||5 : 13||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2017-03-26||8th||2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season||6 : 12||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-08-07||Q||2017 NA LCS Spring Promotion||3 : 0||NRG Esports|
|2016-07-31||10th||2016 NA LCS Summer Regular Season||1 : 17||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-03-20||7th||2016 NA LCS Spring Regular Season||6 : 12||Group Stage (W/L)|
- March 12th, Breathtaking final minutes between Echo Fox and Dignitas (4m41s)
- May 1st, Echo Fox Premiere Season Highlights (multiple videos)
- March 8th, Debunking False Narratives: A deep expedition into Echo Fox's early game by Cabra Maravilla on Esports Heaven
- February 15th, Echo Fox get Froggen, kfo back at just the right time by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- May 25th, Summer 2016 NA LCS Team-by-Team Preview Day Four: Echo Fox (Podcast) by Rough Drafts on Soundcloud
- May 28th, Comparing League of Legends teams to their traditional sports counterparts by Connor Smith on Slingshot
- 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
- 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
- July 27th, Echo Fox LoL – HyperX Gaming House & Office Tour by HyperX
- July 29th, Keith takes Travis on a tour of the Echo Fox training facility with Yahoo!
- NBA Legend Rick Fox Purchases ‘League of Legends’ Franchise breitbart.com
- Rick Fox purchases League of Legends team for reported $1 million, will rebrand as Echo Fox sbnation.com
- Gravity Gaming sold for roughly $1 million dailydot.com
- TeamGates's Tweet twitter.com
- ASUS ROG teams up with Echo Fox as Official PC, Mouse, and Monitor Sponsor! rogarena.com
- Echo Fox on lolesports lolesports.com (Screenshot)
- HeavenTime's Tweet twitter.com
- 2017 Summer Split Signings echofox.gg
- Echo Fox Signs FeniX to League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
- Mash's Tweet twitter.com
- Feng's Tweet twitter.com
- Echo Fox Announces Full 2018 League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
- Moving Forward in 2018 youtube.com
- Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
- Selfie's Tweet twitter.com
- Selfie's Tweet twitter.com
- Ember's Tweet twitter.com
- Ryu – Press Release h2k-gaming.eu
- Ember's Tweet twitter.com
- Echo Fox and David 'Cop' Roberson Part Ways echofox.gg
- heavenTime Joins Echo Fox as Head Coach echofox.gg
- BIG's Tweet twitter.com
- Echo Fox signs League of Legends world champion Looper for 2017 LCS season esports.yahoo.com
- Delta Fox Qualify for the Challenger Spring Split echofox.gg