Echo Fox has responded to Riot Games’ 60-day ultimatum to remove the shareholder at the center of the Rick Fox racism allegations from their organization in a tweet posted today.
In the statement, the company suggests that their “internal timeline,” is much shorter than the 60 days which Riot outlined in their post yesterday.
The response is the first official communication regarding the current controversy surrounding Rick Fox’s allegations of racism since April 26. The team had previously suggested it had made demands for “disassociation” from the accused investor, Amit Raizada. Today’s post confirms that Echo Fox is moving towards removing him from their organization.
Echo Fox has been mired in controversy since the first reports racial abuse were released by Dexerto in April. Since then Rick Fox and others have reached out to corroborate the allegations and bring to light other issues.
Since Riot announced its deadline yesterday, some have criticized the company’s inconsistent policies and punishments, including former team owner and Overwatch League caster Christopher “MonteCristo” Kjell Mykles.
However, the organization’s prompt response suggests that Riot’s decision to hand down an extended ultimatum has been effective, and the Echo Fox may be able to avoid punishment if can remove the shareholder in good time.