Spencer “Hiko” Martin has been signed as the captain and first-ever member of the 100 Thieves VALORANT roster. The organization made the reveal just moments ago and brings in a new era for the 30-year-old player who will be officially leaving behind CS:GO after competing since 2011.
During his career in Counter-Strike, Hiko played for organizations such as CheckSix Gaming, Area51, Quantic, compLexity, Cloud9, Liquid, and more. Hiko has attended eight different Majors and been a part of moments that will go down in Counter-Strike history.
“Riot Games has built one of the most successful and popular esports titles of all time with League of Legends, so when I heard they were entering into the FPS genre, I knew we had to be a part of it,” said Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Founder & CEO of 100 Thieves in the official press release. “I’m incredibly excited to have Hiko and his vast esports experience on 100 Thieves as the first building block of our competitive Valorant team.”
Hiko has been out of action since the disbandment of Rogue in May 2015. He was a member of Team Liquid during the MLG Columbus Major in which the lineup fell in the semifinals to Luminosity after giving away two massive match point leads and featured the infamous Marcelo “coldzera” David AWP jump on Mirage. During that time he’s focused on streaming which recently saw a big jump as he made a name for himself in the VALORANT scene.
This news came just a day after T1 revealed the return of Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham to competitive play on their VALORANT lineup. Skadoodle is another former top tier North American CS:GO professional who has returned to action in the new Riot Games first-person shooter.
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