Report: Echo Fox has been disbanded, player and staff status is currently unknown

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 9, 2019 at 12:47 p.m. PST

After tumultuous 2018 and 2019 seasons, eSports team Echo Fox is reportedly no more. The status of their players and staff members is currently up in the air.

There's been no confirmation by an official spokesman yet, but losing their League of Legends Championship Series slot may have been the final nail in the coffin of this once massive team.

Win.gg is reporting that Echo Fox has now been 100 percent dissolved as a company with alleged confirmation from a prior investor on the team backing up these claims among other mounting evidence.

Some big names in the fighting game community may be left without a sponsor following the reported shuttering including Dominique "SonicFox" McLean, Jon "Dekillsage" Coello, Leonardo "MkLeo" Lopez Perez, and Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman split between their Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. and Mortal Kombat sponsorships having led to multiple world titles.

SonicFox and Dekillsage appeared to still be wearing Echo Fox jerseys at Red Bull Spain Saga just earlier today.

This final development comes a few months after Riot Games revoked Echo Fox's LCS team slot following investigations prompted by former owner Rick Fox's claims of racial abuse from his business partner, Amit Raizada, and dwindling funds on hand to keep everything running.

"There is no Echo Fox. It's gone. All the players were let go. The staff was terminated. The logo and uniform, they're now a collector’s item."

The LCS Commissioner back in May concluded their investigation stating "hate speech, threats, and bigotry have no place in the League of Legends Championships Series." Echo Fox was given a 60 day notice to remove Raizada or else they would face consequences.

Also in August, business partner, Vision Esports, filed a lawsuit against Fox for 'breach of fiduciary duty' for essentially making decisions without the best interest of the company / investors in mind. They allegedly wanted to remove Fox from the company entirely, but the suit was essentially thrown out because his term was coming to an end back in October anyway.

"There is no Echo Fox," said an alleged Echo Fox investor via Win.gg. "It's gone. All the players were let go. The staff was terminated. The logo and uniform, they're now a collector’s item." This conflicts with other reports that were relayed directly to us that the staff and players are still part of the brand, and not free agents.

Echo Fox began back in 2015 after purchasing the eSports team Gravity Gaming before re-branding them where they quickly picked up top fighting game talent like Rohto|Tokido, Justin Wong, Victrix|Momochi, Victrix|Chocoblanka, JDCR, Saint, REC|Punk, Theo and Scar.

Back in 2018, Echo Fox disbanded most all of their aforementioned fighting game talent aside from Justin Wong and Tokido, who both left early in 2019. This left only SonicFox, Dekillsage, Mew2King and MkLeo still among their ranks though NuckleDu would also briefly join the team back in February.

Visiting Echo Fox's website now leads to a mostly broken page with many previously included aspects removed entirely including its teams and roster entries. The team's Twitter account has not posted since September 2, 2019.

At the time of their reported closure, Echo Fox ran teams for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Madden and Super Smash Bros.

We still don't have official confirmation that the team is gone, but we at EventHubs wish the best for everyone affected by this loss.

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