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Echo Fox is moving with the “highest level of urgency” to remove a shareholder accused of racist and threatening language. The company has been rocked by the allegations, first made public by founder Rick Fox several weeks ago.
Fox, one of few minority owners in esports, detailed racist language from shareholder Amit Raizada toward Jace Hall, a third shareholder. Raizada is also accused of threatening Fox and his family. Yesterday, Riot Games announced it had concluded its investigation into the matter and imposed a 60-day deadline for Echo Fox to remove Raizada.
In Echo Fox’s tweet, the company indicates that it is moving to do just that and that it’s internal timeline “has always been shorter” than the one imposed by Riot. “Diversity has been a hallmark and point of pride for Echo Fox since our inception,” the company said. “We will move through these challenges and be stronger for it.”
The news of the controversy broke when Dexerto reported that Fox was seeking to divest his own shares in the company in order to break company with Raizada. In a later interview, Fox said he could remain with the organization if Raizada were to be forced out. In later reports, Raizada was accused of a series of business improprieties from several former partners.
With both Riot and Echo Fox working toward the same conclusion, it is likely that Raizada will not be part of the League esports scene for much longer.
Dot Esports has reached out to Echo Fox for comment.