The past three weeks have been brutal for Echo Fox. After the first weekend of games three of their players were found ineligible to compete due to lack of proper visa clearance, and the team called upon three subs. The results were six consecutive losses.
Today the team will face Renegades, with Danish mid laner Henrik “Froggen” Hansen and Korean top laner Park “kfo” Jeong-hun cleared to play. They’ll join Canadian jungler Anthony “Hard” Barkhovtsev, who was cleared last week, as well as their two American players Yuri “KEITH” Jew and Terry “BIG” Choung.
The team’s owner, former Los Angeles Laker and Boston Celtics retired professional basketball player Rick Fox, tweeted earlier today that the entire lineup would be suiting up together again for the first time in weeks.
Both Echo Fox and Renegades are tied at ninth place, with 1-7 records. Today’s match will determine who is at the bottom of the ladder.
Hansen, who was not in Los Angeles (where the NA LCS takes place), boarded a flight this morning to play with the team. He later tweeted about a lack of sleep, which could affect his performance today.
The team will need to be on their A game, as the Renegades squad has had more practice time together than them in recent weeks.
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