Legendary Fighting Game player Dominique "SonicFox" McLean has announced his departure from esports team Echo Fox. On his personal twitter account, SonicFox expressed his gratitude towards the organization but was excited for new opportunities that will be revealed at a later time. SonicFox's departure from Echo Fox follows one week after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez also revealed his separation from the organization.
SonicFox was an active part of Echo Fox since early 2017. During that time, SonicFox's status ascended to that of Fighting Game royalty. Through success in multiple fighting game titles including Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X and later Mortal Kombat XI, Street Fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Tekken, SonicFox became one of the most well-rounded esports players ever.
The list of first-place finishes for SonicFox is long. The most notable achievements of his career while at Echo Fox include first places at: EVO 2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2 Pro Series 2018, and EVO 2019 Mortal Kombat XI.
Over the years, SonicFox became an outspoken figure for the LGTBQ+, African American and the furry communities. A non-binary himself, SonicFox has used his platform on multiple occasions to speak out for inclusivity and equality not just in esports, but in society as a whole. When he won the "Esports Player of the Year" award at The Game Awards in 2018, SonicFox took to the stage in full fursuit to receive the award and spoke up for several minorities once more.
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