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Echo Fox
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
Owner(s)Ulrich Alexander "Rick Fox" Fox
Head CoachThomas "Thinkcard" Slotkin
Sponsor(s)HyperX
ASUS
ASUS ROG
QUNBA
History
Created2015-12-18
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Current Roster
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Echo Fox is a North American team.

History

Echo Fox was announced on December 18, 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

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • December 18, team is announced.[1]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
KR
South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 1Top Laner 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
NA
United States Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 2Jungler 2019-11-18 2017-12-08
NA
United States Damonte Tanner Damonte 3Mid Laner 2018-11-19 2018-07-05
OCE
New Zealand Lost Lawrence Hui 4Bot Laner 2020-11-17 2018-07-24
NA
Canada Smoothie Andy Ta 5Support 2020-11-17 2018-07-24
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LCS and Academy League rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in this article. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

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 United States Stunt William Chen Support
News Label - North America.png United States Solo Colin Earnest Top 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 2, Week 3, and Week 4
News Label - North America.png United States Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Mid

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
Canada Altec Johnny Ru 4Bot Laner
None
2017-12-082017-12-08 2018-07-292018-07-29
NA
United States Adrian Adrian Ma 5Support
None
2017-12-082017-12-08 2018-07-292018-07-29
KR
South Korea Fenix Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 3Mid Laner
None
2017-11-222017-11-22 2018-07-242018-07-24
NA
China Feng Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 5Support Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 Academy 2018-06-232018-06-23 2018-07-242018-07-24
NA
United States Akaadian Matthew Higginbotham 2Sub/Jun OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming 2017-01-052017-01-05 2017-12-182017-12-18
NA
United States Damonte Tanner Damonte 3Mid Laner Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox Academy 2017-05-262017-05-26 2017-12-082017-12-08
NA
China Feng Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 5Sub/Sup Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox Academy 2017-05-272017-05-27 2017-12-062017-12-06
NA
Canada Mash Brandon Phan 4Bot Laner Mammoth Esportslogo std.png Mammoth Esports 2017-05-262017-05-26 2017-12-052017-12-05
NA
United States Brandini Brandon Chen 1Top Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM Academy 2017-05-262017-05-26 2017-12-042017-12-04
NA
United States Grig Jonathan Armao 2Jungler Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM Academy 2016-01-232016-01-23 2017-12-042017-12-04
NA
China Gate Austin Yu 5Support OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OpTic Gaming Academy 2017-01-052017-01-05 2017-12-042017-12-04
KR
South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) 1Sub/Top Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2016-12-012016-12-01 2017-11-202017-11-20
EU
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 3Mid Laner Origen ESPlogo std.png Origen 2016-01-052016-01-05 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA
United States Keith Yuri Jew 4Bot Laner Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9 Academy 2016-01-052016-01-05 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA
Canada Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev 2Jungler Meltdown Quebeclogo std.png Meltdown Quebec 2016-01-052016-01-05 2017-01-052017-01-05
NA
United States Allorim Kieran Logue 1Sub/Top Team Gateslogo std.png Team Gates 2016-02-172016-02-17 2017-01-032017-01-03
NA
United States Damonte Tanner Damonte 3Sub/Mid Delta Foxlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-02-172016-02-17 2017-01-112017-01-??
NA
United States Kez Kevin Jeon 2Sub/Jun Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2016-07-072016-07-07 2017-01-112017-01-??
KR
South Korea kfo Park Jeong-hun (박정훈) 1Top Laner
None
2016-01-052016-01-05 2016-12-012016-12-01
NA
United States Big Terry Chuong 5Support Delta Foxlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-01-052016-01-05 2016-11-222016-11-22
EU
Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 3Sub/Mid Misfits Gaminglogo std.png Misfits Gaming 2016-03-082016-03-08 2016-08-112016-08-??
EU
Poland Selfie Marcin Wolski 3Sub/Mid H2k-Gaminglogo std.png H2k-Gaming 2016-01-052016-01-05 2016-02-172016-02-17

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 18 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 105 105



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 7 Cloud9logo std.png 0 86 86



Grigne 3 Echo Foxlogo std.png 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 9 Echo Foxlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 0 32 32



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 4 Cloud9logo std.png 0 144 144



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 18 Clutch Gaminglogo std.png 0 41 41



Stunt 1 Echo Foxlogo std.png
9
3
DIGP1DIGP1.png
16 FlyQuestlogo std.png 0 29 29
LOD
2
1
2
RENEFXNRGREN FOX NRG.png
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 16 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 111 111



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 2 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 155 155



Damonte 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 12 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 19 19



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 18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 36 97 133



Dardoch 17 Team Liquidlogo std.png 40 Team Liquidlogo std.png 44 Immortalslogo std.png
32
9
TLCLGTLCLG.png
18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 18 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 178 178
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 6 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 119 119



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 10 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 180 180



Adrian 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 17 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Immortalslogo std.png 43 Immortalslogo std.png
3
29
P1TLP1TL.png
22 Dignitaslogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 168 168
Papa Chau 2 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 2 2



Feng 14 Team Impulselogo std.png 8 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 22 22



Lost 8 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 8 8



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

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Canada Rick Fox Ulrich Alexander Fox Founder & Owner
United States Jared Jeffries Jared Scott Carter Jeffries President
United States Ginko Jake Fyfe General Manager
Vynarian Jim Morrison Head Analyst

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
United States Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 70Head Coach
None
China Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) Assistant Coach
None
United States Inero Nick Smith 70Head Coach Golden Guardianslogo std.png Golden Guardians
South Korea heavenTime Simon Jeon 70Head Coach Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada Timkiro Timothy Cho Assistant Coach Team Liquid Academylogo std.png Team Liquid Academy
United States Saiph Anthony Busack Remote Analyst
None
United States Cop David Roberson 70Head Coach Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-09-15A33WCS logo small.png NA Regional Finals 20180 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM
 Huni,
 Dardoch,
 Damonte,
 Lost,
 Smoothie,
 Thinkcard,
 Jim
2018-08-25A55 - 6NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs2 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM
 Huni,
 Dardoch,
 Damonte,
 Lost,
 Smoothie,
 Thinkcard,
 Jim
2018-08-20A44NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Summer10 - 8Blanklogo std.png RR
 Huni,
 Dardoch,
 Fenix,
 Damonte,
 Altec,
 Lost,
 Adrian,
 Feng,
 Smoothie,
 Inero,
 Thinkcard,
 Jim
2018-07-08A22RR B logo small.png Rift Rivals 2018 NA-EU1 : 3EU LCS Allstarslogo std.png EU LCS
 Huni,
 Dardoch,

 Damonte,
 Fenix,
 Altec,
 Adrian,
 Inero
2018-04-08A33$ 30,000$ 30,000€ 24,415.1NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs3 : 0Clutch Gaminglogo std.png CG
 Huni,
 Dardoch,
 Fenix,
 Altec,
 Adrian,
 Inero
2018-03-18A22NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2018 Spring12 - 6Blanklogo std.png RR
 Huni,
 Dardoch,
 Fenix,
 Damonte,
 Altec,
 Adrian,
 Papa Chau,
 Inero
2017-08-06A88NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Summer5 - 13Blanklogo std.png RR
 Looper,
 Brandini,
 Akaadian,
 Grig,
 Froggen,
 Damonte,
 Keith,
 Mash,
 Gate,
 Inero
2017-03-26A88NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Spring6 - 12Blanklogo std.png RR
 Looper,
 Akaadian,
 Froggen,
 Keith,
 Gate,
 Timkiro
2016-08-07I1QNA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion3 : 0NRG Esportslogo std.png NRG
 kfo,
 Hard,
 Froggen,
 Keith,
 Big,
 heavenTime
2016-07-31B010NA LCS logo small.png NA LCS 2016 Summer1 - 17Blanklogo std.png RR
 kfo,
 Hard,
 Grigne,
 Kez,
 Froggen,
 Keith,
 Big,
 Cop,
 Ginko,
 heavenTime
Total Prize: USD 30,000

Highlight Videos

Articles & Videos

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Other Content

  • 2018
  • 2016

See Also

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 NBA Legend Rick Fox Purchases ‘League of Legends’ Franchise breitbart.com
  2. Rick Fox purchases League of Legends team for reported $1 million, will rebrand as Echo Fox sbnation.com
  3. Gravity Gaming sold for roughly $1 million dailydot.com
  4. Inero's Tweet twitter.com
  5. Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
  6. Fenix's Tweet twitter.com
  7. Thank You, Smoothie cloud9.gg
  8. Global Contract Database Archive - NA - 2018-07-29 lol.gamepedia.com
  9. Peter Zhang's Tweet twitter.com
  10. Global Contract Database Archive - NA - 2018-10-10 lol.gamepedia.com
  11. TeamGates's Tweet twitter.com
  12. ASUS ROG teams up with Echo Fox as Official PC, Mouse, and Monitor Sponsor! rogarena.com
  13. Echo Fox on LoL Esports lolesports.com (Screenshot)
  14. heavenTime's Tweet twitter.com
  15. 2017 Summer Split Signings echofox.gg
  16. Former NBA Veteran and Front Office Exec Jared Jeffries Joins Echo Fox as President echofox.gg
  17. New York Yankees's Tweet twitter.com
  18. Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
  19. Echo Fox Signs FeniX to League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
  20. Mash's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Feng's Tweet twitter.com
  22. Echo Fox Announces Full 2018 League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
  23. OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
  25. Selfie's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Selfie's Tweet twitter.com
  27. Ember's Tweet twitter.com
  28. Ryu – Press Release h2k-gaming.eu
  29. Ember's Tweet twitter.com
  30. Echo Fox and David 'Cop' Roberson Part Ways echofox.gg
  31. heavenTime Joins Echo Fox as Head Coach echofox.gg
  32. BIG's Tweet twitter.com
  33. Echo Fox signs League of Legends world champion Looper for 2017 LCS season esports.yahoo.com
  34. Delta Fox Qualify for the Challenger Spring Split echofox.gg