Thomas "Thinkcard" Slotkin
|Analyst(s)||Jim "Vynarian" Morrison|
Echo Fox is a North American esports organization. It was announced on December 18th, 2015, after former basketball athlete Rick Fox purchased Gravity's NA LCS Spring 2016 seed. No players were announced at the time. The price of the sale was not announced officially, but it was reportedly a $1 million deal.
Prior to the start of the season, the team announced announced that Korean soloqueue star top laner kfo, European veteran Froggen, Keith, Baby (who renamed to BIG), and Hard would be the starting line up, with European mid laner Kori (who renamed back to Selfie) as a substitute for Froggen.
However right off the bat, the team was off to a bad start. For the first few weeks of the spring season, the team had to play with a substitute roster consisting largely of players from the Challenger team Ember due to visa problems that kept Hard, kfo, and Froggen out of competition. The team was even forced to forfeit a match due a missing fifth player on match day. Additionally, the varying level of professional experience amongst players meant that newer players had to rely on Froggen's in game leadership for shotcalling. Overtime, as the team developed better synergy, 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.
Coming into the summer split, the team did not make any roster change. However, the team performed worse as they finished last in the league and were forced to play the 2017 NALCS Spring Season Promotion. That said, the team's performance throughout the season isn't without highlight. The most notable being they were the first team to secure the first win against Team Solomid (they still lost 1-2 in that match).
During the promotion match, they were fortunate enough to retain their spot for the 2017 season by defeating NRG Esports 3-0.
Prior to the 2017 Season, the team made significant roster change by bringing Looper onboard as their starting top laner. They also brought onboard Akaadian, a rising NA talent to play the jungle position, and Gate from Phoenix1.
Throughout the 2017 spring split, the team's performance was inconsistent, though there were some memorable moments of highlight performances from Looper and Akaadian who at one point was regarded as a contending runner for the Rookie of the Split. At the end of the season, they placed 8th in the league to retain their spot in the 2017 summer season.
In the 2017 summer season, there was some anticipation for the team to perform better, given that they've had some time ironing out team synergy and made no roster changes. Unfortunately, the team didn't improve much. In fact, the team's inconsistent performance forced the organization to bring on more substitutes and towards the end of the split, the team was always trying out different roster combinations. They end their 2017 season run in 8th again to retain their spot for the 2018 season.
- December 18th, team is announced.
- 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 1st, Selfie leaves.
- June 21st, Cop leaves.
- June 29th, heavenTime joins as head coach.
- July 7th, kez joins.
- November 22nd, BIG leaves.
- December 1st, Looper joins, while kfo leaves.
- January (approx.), Damonte and Kez leave.
- January 3rd, Allorim leaves.
- January 5th, Akaadian and Gate acquired to start in Jungle and Support. Hard leaves.
- May 26th, Mash and Brandini join. Damonte rejoins. Inero joins as Head Coach. heavenTime leaves. Grigne moves to starting roster. Peter Zhang joins as Assistant Coach. heavenTime and Timkiro leave coaching positions.
- May 27th, Feng and Mash join as subs. Nicholas "Inero" Smith announced as Head Coach. 
- November 20th, Contracts of Froggen, Looper and Keith expire.
- November 22nd, Fenix joins.
- December 4th, Grig, Brandini and Gate leave.
- December 5th, Mash leaves.
- December 6th, Feng leaves.Feng's Twitter Post twitter.com</ref>
- December 8th, Huni, Dardoch, Altec and Adrian join. Damonte moves to Echo Fox Academy. Akaadian moves to sub.
- December 11th, Akaadian leaves.
- Huni, Top.
- Dardoch, Jungle.
- Damonte, Mid.
- Altec, AD Carry.
- Lost, AD Carry.
- Smoothie, Support.
- Adrian, Support.
- Feng, Sub/Support.
- Fenix, Mid.
- Akaadian, Jungle.
- Feng, Jungle.
- Mash, AD Carry.
- Gate, Support.
- Grigne, Jungle.
- Brandini, Top.
- KEITH, AD Carry.
- Froggen, Mid.
- Looper, Top.
- Kez, Jungle.
- Allorim, Top.
- Hard, Jungle.
- kfo, Top.
- BIG, Support.
- Cop, AD.
- Selfie, Mid.
- Rick Fox, Owner. Nationality: ca.
- Ginko, General Manager. Nationality: us.
- [], Assistant Coach. Nationality: cn.
- Thinkcard, Strategic Coach.
- Vynarian, Head Analyst. Nationality: cn.
- Inero, Head Coach. Nationality: us.
- Timkiro, Assistant Coach. Nationality: ca.
- heavenTime, Head Coach. Nationality: kr.
- Cop, Head Coach.
- July 24th - NBA Legend Rick Fox Talks eSports and League of Legends with Crave
- August 14th - Rick Fox's Reddit AMA with Reddit
- November 10th - Rick Fox discusses the shift to live video in eSports with YAHOO! Esports
- December 2nd - Echo Fox signs League of Legends world champion Looper for 2017 LCS season with YAHOO! Esports
- November 20th - Rick Fox on Echo Fox securing an NA LCS franchise slot: "We are extremely honored and proud" "with Dot Esports"
Articles & Videos
- 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
- November 22nd - Big announces free agency by Daniel Rosen (thescoreesports.com)
- December 12th - Why Former LA Laker Rick Fox is Betting Big on Esports by Andrew Leonard (glixel.com)
- March 12th, Breathtaking final minutes between Echo Fox and Dignitas (4m41s)
- May 1st, Echo Fox Premiere Season Highlights (multiple videos)
- NBA Legend Rick Fox Purchases ‘League of Legends’ Franchise breitbart.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
- Meet 2016 NA LCS Summer Split teams.lolesports.com
- Echo Fox sign World Champion Looper to LoL roster echofox.gg
- Team Gates' Twitter Post twitter.com
- Team Echo Fox lolesports.com
- heavenTime's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Echo Fox Signs FeniX to League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
- Mash's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Echo Fox Announces Full 2018 League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
- Optic Gaming's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Fenix's Twitter Post twitter.com
- OFFICIAL ECHO FOX ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT! youtube.com
- Inero's Twitter Post twitter.com