Echo Fox has started off 2017 with a player signing spree, recruiting top players from multiple fighting games. For Street Fighter, Echo Fox now has Justin Wong, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, Yusuke Momochi, and Yuko “ChocoBlanka” Momochi on their roster. To represent them in the world of NRS fighters, Echo Fox has signed arguably the two best players in the scene at the moment, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean and Brad “Scar” Vaughn. As rumored by ESPN back in December, Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez is acting their first dedicated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U signing and to top it all off, former FGC manager for Evil Geniuses Antonio Javier is coming to manage this all-star team.
— Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) January 4, 2017
Scar’s departure from Panda Global was announced earlier this week, with Justin, Momochi and ChocoBlanka jumping ship from Evil Geniuses to join Echo Fox. Speaking to Yahoo Esports, Justin stated this move to Echo Fox may actually cause him to take up professional gaming full time, due to the masses of support Echo Fox is hoping to provide to their new signings–not to mention Wong’s management deal with Mark Julio. These new players join Julio Fuentes and Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, who have also renewed their contracts for the rest of 2017.
This mass signing will no doubt act as a boot up the backside of other esports teams to start signing top-level free agents before organizations like Echo Fox snap everyone up. Shoryuken wishes all the best to these players under their new banner.