Just a few days ago the 2D FGC was rocked when Punk, Theo, and Scar were all simultaneously dropped from famed esports organization Echo Fox. Shortly thereafter, Echo Fox put out an official statement on the releases and it seemed, for a moment, that was the end of the story.
Official statement regarding organizational realignment pic.twitter.com/ovuG02PEox
— Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) October 9, 2018
Today, the bleeding resumes: It’s now the 3D FGC’s turn to be baffled by Echo Fox’s decision. This time, it’s Korean Tekken legends — and Evo Champions — JDCR and Saint that have parted ways with the company.
As of today im no longer sponsored by EchoFox.Though it hurts to write this I understand the teams decision to move fwd.I'll always remember how it felt to wear the colors proudly, living my pro-gamer dream.The last 2 yrs have been a blessing I'll never forget. Thank you Echo Fox pic.twitter.com/gjStylZntF
— SAINT (@TK_SAINT) October 11, 2018
Echo Fox & I have parted ways. I’m grateful for what they’ve done for me. These past 2 years, I’ve travelled the world, experienced new things & learned more about what it means to be a Fighting gamer. It was the greatest feeling in the world. Thanks everyone for your support.
— JDCR (@TKJDCR) October 11, 2018
JDCR and SAINT showed no signs of fatigue in a tournament scene for a game in its peak, so the layoffs are surprising, to say the least. Whatever organization scores either of these players is poised to corner Tekken — particularly if they can sign them both. As far as EchoFox’s future in the FGC — and the future of the few players left on staff — remains uncertain.