Rick Fox says he plans to oust investor from Echo Fox

Rick Fox's Echo Fox was directed by the LCS to remove the partner who allegedly used a racist epithet. Provided by Riot Games

Rick Fox, the founder and co-owner of Echo Fox, said he has changed his mind about departing the esports organization because of a racist comment made by an investor and plans to oust the individual from the organization.

League Championship Series commissioner Chris Greeley had previously called for Echo Fox to take action against the individual.

In April, Fox said he intended to leave Echo Fox because an investor allegedly used racial epithets toward Fox as well as the former CEO of Echo Fox and current CEO and head custodian of Twin Galaxies, Jace Hall, who is African American.

But speaking on The GG Podcast this week, Fox said he intends to stay and fight.

"For me, I think it's important not only when there's injustice in society, that we not only point to it, that we not only expose it, that we not only put a light on it, that we don't stand for it," Fox said.

"But at times, if you don't pick up the fight yourself, there's a chance that that situation or that individual may go on to hurt others -- may go on to continue to think that it's OK to conduct themselves that way. And so I made the decision that I'm going to fight to get this person out of Echo Fox, to get our company in a situation where it moves forward."

Fox, who played 13 seasons in the NBA with the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, has been involved in esports since 2015, when he purchased a League of Legends team. Echo Fox has subsequently moved into other games, especially fighting games.

Dexerto previously identified the investor as Amit Raizada, a shareholder in Fox's Vision Venture Partners, and reported that Raizada admitted to using a racist term in an email with Hall, but denied using it toward Fox.

--Field Level Media