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SonicFox announces Echo Fox departure and teases future plans

by Andrew Amos
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Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean, the final Echo Fox player left on their FGC lineup, has finally left the organization, although there’s already new plans in the works for the enigmatic fighting game player.

Echo Fox used to be one of the most powerful organizations in fighting games, but now all that remains is a legacy. The storied team has let go of their final competitor, SonicFox, as of February 25, with the talented player letting their fans know on Twitter.

“Announcing my official departure from Echo Fox,” they said. “Had a lot of good runs with the team and it changed my life! Looking forward to the future and new opportunities!”

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They told fans to “expect new announcements soon,” but whether that could be in the competitor space or otherwise is unknown. Either way, the rumor mill is spinning on where the fan-favorite fighting game player could end up.

A couple of names being thrown around are Team Liquid, 100 Thieves, and G2 Esports. Team Liquid has an established FGC fanbase, being home to some of the genre’s best players including Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma and Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby.

However, it would be a new foray into fighting games for both 100T and G2. While they might have a big presence in games like League of Legends and CS:GO, neither organization has a single fighting game player in their books.

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SonicFox (right) has won major titles in various fighting games, including Dragon Ball FighterZ and Mortal Kombat 11.

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SonicFox won a number of titles across numerous franchises during their three-year stint with Echo Fox. They took home two EVO titles in 2018 and 2019 for Dragon Ball FighterZ and Mortal Kombat 11 respectively, and a handful of majors across the world.

Their only result in 2020 so far is a 13-16th placement at the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals after being swept 0-3 in the group stages of the event.

Mortal Kombat 11 will not be making a return to EVO in 2020, so SonicFox won’t be able to defend their title there, but they will have a chance to redeem themselves in Dragon Ball FighterZ after placing second in 2019.

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Echo Fox used to be home to some of the FGC’s most legendary names, including Yusuke ‘Momochi’ Momochi, Justin Wong, Leonardo ‘Mkleo’ Lopez Perez, and Jason ‘Mew2King’ Zimmerman.

The team officially disbanded in November 2019 after months of legal disputes between co-founder Rick Fox and other directors of the team.