Echo Fox was nominated for Esports Organization of the Year by The Esports Awards. According to The Esports Awards the honor is “dedicated to showcasing top class performance and innovation from, amongst others, the players, teams, media, hardware providers, games, events, and personalities within the scene.” The final awards are determined by a fan vote (you know what to do: VOTE!).
The nomination comes after a banner year for Echo Fox that included its best ever finish in the North American League of Legends Championship Series, as well as the team’s first ever appearances in the NALCS playoffs and Rift Rivals – the international competition held by Riot Games. This year also saw historic performances in the Spring Split where the LCS team finished the split in third place and the academy team finished second.
Along with a strong League of Legends performance, Echo Fox shined in the Fighting Game Community with consistent Top 8 finishes from Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez, Jon “dekillsage” Coello, Justin “JWong” Wong, Dominique “SonicFox” McLean and Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi – with the latter of the two earning their own Esports Awards nominations in the Esports Console Player of the Year category.
SonicFox has been well known for his dominance in NetherRealm games like Injustice 2, but his fame exploded this year after he took Dragon Ball FighterZ by storm. He started the game’s competitive life with several second-place finishes, coming just short of CYC.GO1. But at EVO, SonicFox, on the game’s biggest stage, toppled his rival and has continued the strong run ever since – while simultaneously holding onto second place in the Injustice 2 Pro Series standings.
After winning Street Fighter V at the 2017 Evolution Championship Series (EVO), Tokido has been on a tear. He’s secured several first-place finishes at Premier events in the Capcom Pro Tour, first place in the ELEAGUE invitational and second place at EVO. The performance has put him high atop the standings in the Capcom Pro Tour, and he’s positioned for a strong run at Capcom Cup later this year.