The Foxes have announced new additions to their skulk as 2017 draws to a close. Qunias and Need from KNC Vmax were added as tank and flex players respectively, along with former NC Wolves members Adora as DPS and SimSeungBo as a coach. Rounding out the staff is Billinaire as their head coach.
안녕하세요. Foxes 입니다.— FOXESofficial (@FoxesOW) November 7, 2017
앞으로 함께할 여우들 선수명단입니다.
새롭게 Adora, Quinas, Need 선수가 합류했습니다.
더욱 발전되는 좋은 모습 보여드리겠습니다. pic.twitter.com/xzVYdBM8Ft
The Foxes were one of the five challenger teams that qualified for APEX Season 4, receiving auto-promotion after placing 3rd in APEX Challengers Season 4. They took many by surprise in the tournament, ending with a 4th place finish to cap off their first APEX season.
Qunias and Need enter the team with experience playing in challengers, having previously competed with KNC Vmax in APEX Challengers Season 5. The team was eliminated from the tournament following poor performances, failing to advance from the first round robin in 7th place.
Adora and SimSeungBo join after a period of inactivity following their benching by the NC Wolves. The Wolves didn’t see much success last summer, falling in the quarterfinals of the Korean Open Division and failing to qualify for APEX Challengers Season 5 in the offline qualifiers. The organization released the roster last August after they acquired the Maxtill FatCats lineup that qualified for APEX Challengers.
Billinaire's coaching role with the Foxes will be his first on a major Korean team. With little to no history known, he has a large task at hand heading into 2018 as his team looks to make an impact in Korean Contenders.
The team recently saw the departure of support player Neko, who was picked up by the Boston Uprising franchise for the Overwatch League.
The Foxes are likely to compete in Contenders Korea, the rebrand of OGN's well known APEX series. Blizzard recently announced a restructure of their non-Overwatch League ecosystem, with tournaments from APEX to the Overwatch Premier Series being renamed under Contenders, akin to their Western counterparts. Contenders Korea will reportedly be played offline, just like it's predecessor, with more details to be released by Blizzard this month.
For now the Foxes can be seen in action in the Nexus Cup Annual Finals, with the team set to face Apex Challengers victors Element Mystic in the winner's bracket.
The Foxes lineup is now: