We've been a part of the LCS now for two years and four splits, we've now figured out our footing when it comes to the competitive side, But as for our commitment to wanting to be part of this partnership moving forward between Riot and selections they make in coming months here. We are definitely submitting an application and and we look forward to seeing and hearing the results." And in the end, Echo Fox were one of the teams selected for a permanent spot in the league, Simultaneously, Echo Fox did the nearly unthinkable: they signed seven FGC players in January 2017: Justin Wong, Tokido, Momochi, SonicFox, MKLeo, Scar and Chocoblanka.
Easily the biggest single roster move in FGC history, even if a former teammate was jokingly less than impressed." "I'm here to talk about this Echo Fox stuff on Twitter. I don't know what these guys think they doing." "I don't know who they think they are, but uhh... You know they're owned by Rick Fox. so I know who he thinks they are.
I know who he thinks." But in July, Tokido went on to win EVO 2017, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, with his iconic Akuma. (Casting) "You guys know from my face, I am so happy now." "You know you came all the way from Japan. Is there anybody at home or is there anybody that you wanna give a shoutout to?" "Yes.
Just one thing." "I wanna say." "Fighting game is something so great."
And a wave of new esports investors, some of whom had been wary of the potential of fighting games, saw it as well. 2018 has so far seen Echo Fox have their most competitive split ever in the NALCS. (Casting) "This is why this is a playoff team." Earning their first playoff berth in the Spring and finishing third. (Casting) For an organization that hadn’t finished above seventh in their entire LCS tenure, third was a promising improvement, and one that validated some of the struggles of the previous two years. "It's been an amazing three years growing as an organization.
But being welcomed into this community by all of you, and watching our brand grow. The beauty of it is that as exciting it is right now here it's the Spring Split. This thing builds and builds builds, summer's right around the corner And I can't wait, we're still trying to make it to Worlds, and we still wanna win a World Championship. So we're not going anywhere."
"If you don't set the goal of becoming a champion, then you'll never move towards that." "If your goal is to just not be relegated. You'll move towards just not being relegated. If you're goal is to just make playoffs , you'll move to just making the playoffs.
If your goal is to become a champion, and you head down that path as an individual, And as a team? You will move towards becoming a champion. Now I can't promise you when that will reveal itself, when it will show up. I can't promise if it'll happen with us. But what I know I want for each of our players is I want them to be champion. Why?
I know what it feels like to be champion. I know what that feels like, it is incredible. It is something that no one can ever take away from you."
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