Echo Fox Signs World Champion Looper to League of Legends Roster
Rick Fox’s premier esports franchise, Echo Fox, today announced a new addition to its “League of Legends” roster, adding World Champion, Hyeong-Seok “Looper” Jang, to its ranks. A former Royal Never Give Up and Samsung White player, Looper, is considered one of the most talented Top Laners in the world, and his skill set will make him a serious contender for best Top Laner in North America.
“As we strive to build world class teams in every esport we play in, we are constantly working to improve our rosters each season,” said Rick Fox, Owner of Echo Fox. “Signing World Champion Looper, one of the best Top Laners in the world, and teaming him with Froggen, one of the greatest League of Legends players of all time, demonstrates our commitment to winning and to instilling the Echo Fox organization with professionals who share our goals and championship aspirations.”
Looper is coming off a successful year, having led Royal Never Give up to a first place finish in China’s LPL Spring split and second place finish in the LPL Summer split. Prior to joining RNG, Looper had previously played for Masters 3 out of South Korea.
It was Looper’s exceptional play at Samsung Galaxy White in the 2013-2014 seasons that put him on the map. During his time with Samsung, Looper demonstrated some of the most innovative uses of teleport the game has ever seen. That year, he lead his team to the 2014 World Championships where they dominated the competition without losing a series and took home the million dollar prize. The 2014 Samsung Galaxy White team is considered by many to be the strongest League of Legends team in history.
Looper will be joining Echo Fox players, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen and Yuri “Keith” Jew. With this new addition, Echo Fox is positioned to compete in the top echelon of the “League of Legends” LCS series.
“I am excited to join the Echo Fox family and to play with top League players like Froggen and Keith,” said Looper. “The Echo Fox organization has an amazing vision for the future and I am incredibly excited to be a part of this leading esports family and team.
For more information about Echo Fox and its esports teams, visit www.echofox.gg.
About Echo Fox
Echo Fox is a premier esports franchise focused on advancing the best athletes in the world. Boasting a mixture of veterans and new talent, the franchise is making moves on the digital playing field. Echo Fox’s teams compete in “League of Legends,” “Counter Strike: Global Offensive,” “Street Fighter,” “Super Smash Bros.,” “H1Z1” and “Call of Duty.” Originally founded in December 2015, avid gamer and three-time NBA champion Rick Fox leads Echo Fox with former Warner Bros. Interactive executive, Jace Hall serving as CEO of the organization.
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