Esports organizations aren’t wasting any time in 2017. The Evil Geniuses organization announced on New Year’s Day that they’d be releasing several FGC players from their roster. Meaning a massive influx of top-tier talent is available on the free agent market. Well, that was the case until today. Speculation did not last long as the Echo Fox organization has taken advantage of the situation by signing many notable players.
Echo Fox Becomes Synonymous With FGC for 2017
Owned by former Los Angeles Laker, Rick Fox — Echo Fox has fielded teams in multiple titles since 2015. While the organization has made numerous headlines in the past, it often wasn’t for winning. However, with their new talent, Echo Fox will surely be one of the premier teams in FGC for 2017. The full list of additions are:
Taniguchi “Tokido” Hajime
Momochi “Momochi” Yusuke
Justin “JWong” Wong
Momochi “ChocoBlanka” Yuko
Dominique “Sonic Fox” McLean
Brad “Scar” Vaughn
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Leo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez
Former and Future Champions
The impressive resumes of the additions to the Echo Fox family speak for themselves. JWong is a multiple EVO champion in several games. Also, Momochi was recently the 2015 EVO Champion for Ultimate Street Fighter 4 and is joined by fellow countryman, Tokido, who’s considered one of the five fighting game Gods of Japan.
Not to be outdone, Sonic Fox won the 2016 EVO Championship for Mortal Kombat while Scar also enjoyed a successful season.
The future looks bright for Echo Fox. Their effort in team oriented esport titles, such as League of Legends and Counter-Strike: GO, have yielded less than stellar results. It’s easier to start a tradition of winning when you rely on single players, rather than a cohesive unit. The FGC scene is an excellent place for an organization to start fostering a winning culture.
To hear more about the signings, watch this video with Echo Fox CEO, Jace Hall:
Presumably, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see these players in action. Tournament date announcements for 2017 have been hard to come by. Even so, this big shake-up in the FGC is a pleasant surprise and hopefully, attract other talent to Echo Fox.