Rick Fox is set to leave the Echo Fox esports organization following alleged racial abuse from a shareholder, Dexerto's Richard Lewis reported Thursday.
The shareholder, reportedly a partner within Vision Esports, allegedly used racist language aimed at former Echo Fox CEO and Twin Galaxies Head Custodian Jace Hall. Dexerto withheld the name of the shareholder pending comment.
This story is as crazy as it is disgusting... My first for Dexerto. Rick Fox set to leave Echo Fox following racial abuse from shareholder.https://t.co/jf8tkUsEaI— Richard Lewis (@RLewisReports) April 25, 2019
The report contained an email Fox sent the Echo Fox organization:
This is an official notification of my intention to exit the Echo Fox organization as a shareholder and participant as soon as I am able to facilitate a transaction to do so. The recent outrageous and abhorrent display of pure racism made by a significant Echo Fox shareholder as well as threats to my family have made it impossible for me to continue to remain associated with the company.I will not support or be associated with such behaviour and attitudes displayed at the shareholder level. Racism is an anathema to what my personal brand strives for and tolerating any form of discrimination such as this is not acceptable.This notification serves as the beginning process of exiting the company. I will be contacting all relevant and interested people. My position in the GP and the entity that owns my shares are available. Depending on the proposal there are different ways to structure a deal, acquire my entity, swap positions, etc. Interested parties can contact me. I’m moving on the first deal that sits well."
Rick Fox founded Echo Fox in December 2015. The organization is currently franchised in the League of Legends LCS. Echo Fox also fields players in numerous fighting games and battle royale titles.
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