Renowned eSports organization Echo Fox announced yesterday that it would be disbanding its Gears of War and Call of Duty teams, as well as releasing a number of its professional fighting game players from their contracts.
In an official statement posted via the organization’s Twitter page, it was was brought to eSports fans’ attention that the teams would be disbanded in an attempt for Echo Fox to preposition itself and gain a strategic foothold for the future allowing for a tighter focus on its remaining rosters.
The statement, signed off by Echo Fox’s president Jared Jeffries, went on to commend all of the players who had dedicated their time to the organization and wishing them well for the future.
Along with the release of its Call of Duty and Gears of War teams, a number of fighting game players have also left Echo Fox. Although the names of those who have departed has not yet been officially announced by the competitive gaming organization, a few well-known fighters have taken to Twitter to state that they are no longer part of Echo Fox including Injustice 2 players Scar and Theo, along with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition pro player Punk.
Echo Fox still remains a formidable force on the competitive gaming circuit with teams taking part in League of Legends, and world-renowned fighting game player Justin Wong still batting for the orgainization in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.
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— Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) October 9, 2018