Echo Fox

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Echo Fox
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Sponsor(s): ASUS ROG
HyperX
eNgage
JINX
Vertagear
Ai Reload
VFD eSports
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.

Timeline

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

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
Current Official Residency South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 01 Top 2018-11-19 2017-12-08
Current Official Residency USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 Jungle 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
Current Official Residency South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 03 Mid 2018-11-19 2017-11-22
Current Official Residency Canada Altec Johnny Ru 04 AD 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
Current Official Residency USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
Current Official Residency USA Akaadian Matthew Higginbotham 07 Sub/Jungle 2018-11-19 2017-01-05

Inactive

R C ID Name Role Reason
Current Official Residency Canada Mash Brandon Phan 04 AD Still Contracted
Current Official Residency China Gate Austin Yu 05 Support Still Contracted

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

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
USA Brandini Brandon Chen 01 Top Tsmlogo std.png TSM Academy 2017-05-26 2017-12-??
USA Grigne Jonathan Armao 02 Jungle Tsmlogo std.png TSM Academy 2016-01-23 2017-12-??
USA Damonte Tanner Damonte 03 Mid EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox Academy 2017-05-26 2017-12-08
China Feng Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 10 Sub/Support
None
2017-05-27 2017-12-06
South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) 01 Top
None
2016-12-01 2017-11-20
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 03 Mid
None
2016-01-05 2017-11-20
USA Keith Yuri Jew 04 AD
None
2016-01-05 2017-11-20
Canada Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev 02 Jungle
None
2016-01-05 2017-01-05
USA Allorim Kieran Logue 06 Sub/Top Gateslogo std.png Team Gates 2016-02-17 2017-01-03
USA Damonte Tanner Damonte 08 Sub/Mid
None
2016-02-17 2017-01-??
USA Kez Kevin Jeon 07 Sub/Jungle
None
2016-07-07 2017-01-??
South Korea kfo Park Jeong-hun (박정훈) 01 Top
None
2016-01-05 2016-12-01
USA BIG Terry Chuong 05 Support DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-01-05 2016-11-22
Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 08 Sub/Mid MSFlogo std.png Misfits Gaming 2016-03-08 2016-08-??
Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 08 Sub/Mid H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming 2016-01-05 2016-02-17

Player LCS Participation

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



Froggen 28 Eglogo std.png 28 Eglogo std.png 28 Alogo std.png 28 Alogo std.png 18 ELlogo std.png 18 ELlogo std.png 12 EFXlogo std.png 42 EFXlogo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 38 EFXlogo std.png 148 135 283



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 T8logo std.png 5 EFXlogo std.png 26 Liquidlogo std.png 30 Liquidlogo std.png 0 79 79



Grigne 3 EFXlogo std.png 2 EFXlogo std.png 9 EFXlogo std.png 0 14 14



Hard 14 EFXlogo std.png 33 EFXlogo std.png 0 47 47



KEITH 6 Liquidlogo std.png 1 Tsmlogo std.png 16 EFXlogo std.png 42 EFXlogo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 32 EFXlogo std.png 0 140 140



kfo 12 EFXlogo std.png 42 EFXlogo std.png 0 54 54



Solo 5 EFXlogo std.png 0 5 5



Stunt 1 EFXlogo std.png
9
3
DIGP1DIGP1.png
0 13 13
LOD
2
1
2
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42 NVlogo std.png 44 Dignitaslogo std.png 21 Dignitaslogo std.png 0 112 112
Kez 22 Complexitylogo std.png 18 TDKlogo std.png 7 EFXlogo std.png 0 47 47



Looper 43 EFXlogo std.png 29 EFXlogo std.png 0 72 72



Akaadian 43 EFXlogo std.png 34 EFXlogo std.png 0 77 77



Gate 3 TiPlogo std.png 18 TiPlogo std.png 46 P1logo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 0 153 153



Damonte 5 EFXlogo std.png 0 5 5



Mash 28 GGULogo std.png 28 CSTlogo std.png 18 CSTlogo std.png 18 TiPlogo std.png 41 P1logo std.png 11 EFXlogo std.png 0 144 144



Brandini 7 P1logo std.png 14 EFXlogo std.png 0 21 21



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Canada Rick Fox Ulrich Alexander Fox Founder & Owner
USA Ginko Jake Fyfe General Manager
USA Inero Nick Smith 11 Head Coach
China Peter Zhang (張藝) Assistant Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea heavenTime Simon Jeon 11 Head Coach
None
Canada Timkiro Timothy Cho Assistant Coach Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
USA Cop David Roberson 11 Head Coach Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png A88th 2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A88th 2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-08-07 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2017 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 0 NRGlogo std.png NRG Esports
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png B010th 2016 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 1 : 17 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A77th 2016 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

Other Content

See Also

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