LCS hand Echo Fox ultimatum following investigation into alleged racism - Dexerto
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LCS hand Echo Fox ultimatum following investigation into alleged racism

Published: 15/May/2019 17:14 Updated: 15/May/2019 17:48

by Bill Cooney

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The others in the Echo Fox organization.

Raizada is a founding partner at the Vision Venture Partners group that invested in Echo Fox following a $38 million raise of capital under the name Vision Esports.

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After the alleged racist abuse from Raizada, Fox said he would be willing to stay on Echo Fox if they severed ties with the shareholder, and the LCS are now pushing for a similar outcome.

Echo Fox/TwitterFox has said he’ll stay on with Echo Fox if they cut ties with Raizada.

LCS could punish Echo Fox

On Wednesday, May 15 LCS Commissioner Chris Greeley put out a statement concerning Echo Fox and the results of the LCS’s investigation into the accusations first made by Fox regarding Raizada.

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“Hate speech, threats, and bigotry have no place in the LCS,” they said on Twitter. “We have directed Echo Fox to take appropriate corrective action within 60 days.”

Greeley went on to say that if Echo Fox didn’t take appropriate action by “removing any individuals whose actions violate League rules and agreements within the required time period” then the team’s future in the LCS could be in trouble.

Echo Fox has been asked to cut all ties with Raizada twice now, first by Fox and now the LCS itself.

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Since Dexerto’s initial report on Fox’s intentions to leave Echo Fox following Raizada’s racist comments, emails show that the shareholder also appeared to threaten the former NBA player’s family.

The LCS has given Echo Fox 60 days to cut ties with Raizada, even if they didn’t mention him by name, so now we’ll have to wait and see how the organization responds.

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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