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Hiko to lead 100 Thieves VALORANT division

by NANA 2020-06-04

After hosting the 100 Thieves Invitational tournament, it was clear that the organization wants to be a part of the VALORANT esports ecosystem in the near future. It was also just a matter of time till we get to know the squad or at least the first members that will represent the organization. A few days after the official global launch of VALORANT, we’ve got to know the first member of the squad.

Spencer “Hiko” Martin has been active on the VALORANT competitive scene from the very beginning of the closed beta. Hiko was invited to most of the show matches and tournaments hosted by the tier one organizations such as T1 or his current home, 100 Thieves. Martin was usually seen as a teammate of the current T1 line-up: Braxton “brax” Pierce, Keven “AZK” Larivière, and Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham. Hiko participated in Code Green Invitational with them, and a few other cups, for example, 100 Thieves Invitational, and ESPN Esports Invitational so many people were wondering if this squad will eventually join forces to create a fully professional team to compete in Riot Games’ newest FPS. Yesterday, when T1 announced the fifth member of its roster, it became clear that we won’t see Martin playing for that organization.

Hiko is a player that has been in the esports scene for nearly a decade. Starting as a Counter-Strike 1.6 player, he later moved into CS:GO and played for teams like compLexity Gaming, iBUYPOWER, Team Liquid, and most recently, Rogue. Hiko was also praised by the CS:GO legend Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev as both of them were teammates in the past. In an interview for HLTV.org, s1mple says: “I think my favourite (former teammate) was Hiko. He helped me understand a lot of things right from the very start of my professional career.”

As mentioned in the tweet released by 100 Thieves, Hiko will take on the role of team captain. He also confirmed it during his stream, so we can expect the new members of the North American squad to be soon announced as he is slowly building up the team. What do you think, who else will join this roster?

100 Thieves line-up currently consists of:

Spencer “Hiko” Martin

Comments

Good luck Hiko!
Jeffrey 2020-06-04 17:28
another NA hot line-up coming up 💪
hex4 2020-06-04 17:32
One of the best in the game right now, Definitely a great pickup!
Zelli0n 2020-06-04 17:43
Huge. Can't wait to see who else joins him
JetBlk 2020-06-04 17:45
NA has been signing people like crazy,but no one seems to be interested in the EU market
AstrZt 2020-06-04 18:04
still cant understand how fish123 are still without org. full lineup ready with very good results in closed beta. maybe they're being picky? 🤔
bombastikkkk 2020-06-04 20:37
most orgs don't care about EU for some odd reason
AstrZt 2020-06-04 21:32
Fish123 is an organization, lol.
Jeffrey 2020-06-04 21:59
they're not lol

https://twitter.com/fish123Valorant - check description
bombastikkkk 2020-06-04 22:27
They're an ''orgnazination'' created by friends, basically a team name they play under while they haven't signed contracts.

https://www.hltv.org/stats/teams/6298/fish123 - they're only playing under Fish123's name because Kryptix was part of the CSGO team.
Jeffrey 2020-06-05 20:00
Huge signing
m1nac 2020-06-04 19:04
lmao, disbanded in like 3 months
fraus 2020-06-04 21:54
huh? What makes you say that?
m1nac 2020-06-05 04:35
fir33333333
keN 2020-06-05 12:09
INHUMAN REACTIONS
Classical 2020-06-05 13:06
I actually thought that T1 will sign him and ska, but then they picked up food. GL niko.
v0idh 2020-06-05 23:53

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