Following the news of Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon’s departure from Immortals to SK Telecom T1, the NA LCS team Echo Fox announced they have signed former world champion top laner Jang “Looper” Hyeong-seok.
Echo Fox’s owner Rick Fox was very ecstatic over his team’s acquisition of the Korean player. Fox explained the main decision for this roster choice, saying, “for me personally, it attaches to championship experience. Looper has won a championship as a player with Samsung. As you know, they are one of the best teams to have won a championship in League… We’re committed to world-class teams and an organization of building those. We always want to compete at the highest level and against the best, and in order to do that, you have to put yourself in the position to pitch individuals like Looper.”
The arrival of Looper also ushers in the departure of Echo Fox’s other top laner, Park “kfo” Jeong-hun. This was kfo’s first ever season playing competitive League of Legends, and his future plans are still unknown.
You can watch Yahoo’s full interview with Rick Fox here.
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Article by Malcolm Abbas. Follow him on Twitter @SmashhLoL.
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