Justin Wong, ChocoBlanka, Tokido among new All Star team
Echo Fox is starting off 2017 with a bang by picking up seven fighting game players on Wednesday, giving the organization a grand total of nine fighting game community (FGC) members. This means that Echo Fox now has the largest FGC roster in the eSports world.
— Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) January 4, 2017
Here is a list of all seven new Echo Fox players, and their games of choice:
Mortal Kombat XL
- Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
- Brad “Scar” Vaughn
Street Fighter 5
- Justin Wong
- Yusuke Momochi
- Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
- Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Momochi
Super Smash Bros. 4
- Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez
Evil Geniuses separated with most of its FGC roster last Sunday, just a few days before Echo Fox snatched them up. A few notable members that switched over from Evil Geniuses are Justin Wong, Momochi, and ChocoBlanka.
They also managed to sign Antonia Javier, who used to be the fighting game community manager of Evil Geniuses. Swiper no Swiping!
— Echo Fox Justin Wong (@JWonggg) January 4, 2017
The team was originally called Gravity Gaming before Rick Fox, actor and former NBA player purchased the team in 2015 and renamed it “Echo Fox“. Tensions were high back in August when Rick Fox and Shaquille O’Neal’s League of Legends teams faced off head-to-head. It was a really weird, but hype experience to watch two retired NBA stars facing off in a whole new medium: eSports.
In addition to its solid FGC roster, Echo Fox also has members that compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gears of War 4, and Call of Duty.