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Echo Fox Releases FGC Players, As Well As Call of Duty & Gears of War Roster

In a big move today, several Echo Fox players are now back on the market, including Street Fighter V player Victor "Punk" Woodley and the entire Echo Fox Gears of War and Call of Duty teams.

Echo Fox seems to be restructuring its roster of players and teams in a big way. As of today, several members of the esports organization, including FGC players and the entire Gears of War and Call of Duty roster were released.

The news first came via sources such as Victor “Punk” Woodley, who seemed to be the first to announce his departure from the organization. Echo Fox brought Punk on in late March 2018 as an addition to their Street Fighter V roster, including Justin Wong, Yusuke Momochi, and Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi, coming over from Panda Global. He announced he would be a free agent around 1PM on October 9, 2018.

It wasn’t long after Punk’s initial post that other ends of the Echo Fox player base also signaled their departure from the organization. Justin “Kenny Bounce” Kenny of the Echo Fox Gears of War team would eventually announce that the team had been disbanded. Jose “FraNChiS” Mavo, Kyle Mason, Victor “M Powerz” Mateo, and Nicholas “Red Icy” Cope were among the Gears of War teammates leaving Echo Fox according to Kenny Bounce’s post.

It doesn’t seem to end there either. A couple hours after Punk’s post, Echo Fox finally made their own official statement on the matter. In the statement, it was revealed that the Echo Fox Call of Duty team including Renato “Saints” Forza and Brice Faccento would be disbanded as well. Ulysses “AquA” Silva and Donovan “Temp” Laroda appear to have been headed for Splyce’s Call of Duty team as October 4, 2018.

Echo Fox’s full and official statement regarding FGC players like Punk and the Gears of War and Call of Duty teams can be seen below.

There is no official list of players that have been let go publicly available at this time, but Injustice 2 players Brad “Scar” Vaughn and Jivan “Theo” Karapetian also announced their departure from the organization today in their personal Twitters.

As the esports landscape shifts, Echo Fox’s major restructure may mean the team is looking to invest elsewhere. Currently, the organization doesn’t have a foot in DOTA 2, Counter-Strike, or Fortnite, but this may change. Just as well, Echo Fox may simply focus on teams and players that continue to run near the top in various communities. FGC competitors like Dominique “Sonic Fox” McLean and Tokido continue to finish high in Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V respectively while the Echo Fox League of Legends team put on a strong showing at the NA LCS competition in June 2018.

Whatever the future is for the organization, we wish the best to all players released today and will be keeping an eye out for further news and information from the Echo Fox team following today’s events.

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