On Tuesday, Echo Fox announced that they've cut ties with head coach David "Cop" Roberson.
Echo Fox statement on the release of Coach David "Cop" Roberson. https://t.co/pajZbthI4t— Echo Fox (@echofoxgg) June 21, 2016
A change somewhere was in the cards. Echo Fox's underwhelming 1-5 was beginning to rival the basement of the NA LCS standings.
"First of all, I'd like to thank Rick for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Echo Fox," said Cop in a statement. "I've learned so many different things about developing my coaching style and I've had the pleasure of meeting all the wonderful people at Echo Fox. I wish them the best of luck in the future and hope to see them succeed."
The "mutual parting" cuts the cord on Cop's second split leading Echo Fox. He originally joined the organization in the spring, leading them to a pedestrian, yet promising 6-12 record. Prior to Echo Fox, Cop led Gravity to a quarterfinals finish during the 2015 Summer Split.
"David helped guide our team through a rough start in our first League of Legends split," said Echo Fox League of Legends General Manager Jake Fyfe in the same statement. "Inspiring our team in the face of adversity, for which we will ever be grateful. We thank David for his service to Echo Fox and wish him the best on the remainder of his career in eSports."
Echo Fox have not announced a replacement just yet, but it would have been inconvenient to make this move without a successor in the works.
Maybe, just maybe, this move could open the door for Chris Ehrenreich, CLG's former head coach who has spent a bit of time with Echo Fox, to return to the Rift.