Spencer “Hiko” Martin has permanently entered the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive history. The 30-year-old player was one of the leading figures on the North American stage in the first years of Valve’s production, during his career performing in a total of nine Majors.
“HIKO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME !?”, “inhumaaaan reaction” — it used to be … Well, it was. In recent months, the American veteran was in vain to look at prestigious tournaments, although in the future this may change. However, no longer thanks to CS: GO, because Martin was contracted by 100 Thieves as a VALORANT player.
Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag’s team was active on the scene in the closed beta, with 100T running their own VALORANT tournament. In these competitions, the best turned out to be Hiko’s team, which also included the three current representatives of T1 and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek. We can safely say that investing in their own formation was only a matter of time for 100 Thieves.
“100 Thieves is an organization that I’ve always respected. After talking to management, I decided that our ambitions coincide by almost 100 percent,” said Hiko. “Throughout my entire career, my goal has been to win. I want to win. I will do anything to win.”
“Based on what we have already seen and what we already know, we believe that Hiko has a certain advantage over a large part of the competition at the beginning. He knows what is needed to compete at the highest level,” Nadeshot said in a statement. “He has already played in the finals, has already faced the best, performed before thousands of people. In our opinion, this is the best possible choice when it comes to the role of the captain of our VALORANT team.”
We would like to remind you that only last week Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham officially changed clothes on VALORANT, who joined T1. It is worth mentioning here, however, that the CS:GO scene has only been left by players who have been inactive for a long time (like Skadoodle or Martin) and those who could not get out of the second tier and jump to the world leaders.