Echo Fox LoL Signs Apollo, Hakuho, & Solo In Major Trade

Zac Cameron,

November 23, 2018 10:54 PM

The Fox Squad is looking to face 2019 with some fresh faces, with three players from Clutch Gaming to be signed to the roster as the team looks towards the next season of the North American League of Legends Championship Series.

New information has come out about the future of Echo Fox in the NA LCS, with sources familiar with the situation revealing that three players from Clutch Gaming will be signing onto the team for the future season. Top laner Colin "Solo" Earnest, AD Carry Apollo "Apollo" Price, and Support Nickolas "Hakuho" Surgent will all be joining the roster.

After finishing in fourth during the NA LCS thanks to a loss to Echo Fox, and coming in fourth again during the Regional Finals, again thanks to Echo Fox, it seems the Solo, Apollo, and Hakuho are set to try things on the other side, joining Echo Fox for the 2019 NA LCS Spring Season and beyond.

With a solid synergy already, will Apollo and Hakuho find their footing with the rest of the Echo Fox team?
With a solid synergy already, will Hakuho and Apollo find their footing with the rest of the Echo Fox team? (Image by Riot Games)

Solo has had an excellent career in the NA LCS and Challenger scene for some time now, representing organizations such as Team Liquid, Cloud9 Challenger, and even a brief stint on Echo Fox back in 2016. Apollo has made a name for himself as a talented domestic AD Carry, able to go toe-to-toe with other domestic stars such as Yiliang "Peter" "Doublelift" Peng and Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi, as well as import talent such as Noh "Arrow" Dong-hyeon and former World Champion Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin. Hakuho has also made quite the name for himself, playing mostly in the Challenger scene before making a splash in the NA LCS with his excellent mechanical skills and team fighting decisions.

With these three players joining the roster, Echo Fox will be able to adapt to new situations on the fly, with more available players meaning more options for new Head Coach Kim "SSONG" Sang-soo.

While it’s unclear at this time why Clutch Gaming is willing to part with these three players all at once, sources indicate that they might be making salary space for potential new players. Former Echo Fox Top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon was already confirmed to be heading to Clutch and it appears former Echo Fox Mid laner Tanner "Damonte" Damonte may be joining him. Both players were previously under free agency.

With these major moves underway, we'll have updates this article as any new information that comes in.

(Featured Image by Riot Games)


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