On 4th June, Spencer “Hiko” Martin announced he will become the team captain of the 100 Thieves Valorant roster, the next move in his esport career since he retired as a professional in CS:GO.
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This also acts as 100 Thieves entry into Valorant, which already has top esport organisations such as Korea’s T1, TSM, and Sentinels who made a splash when they recruited former Overwatch MVP Jay “sinatraa” Won.
Esports orgs are buying in early with this roadmap released by Riot Games expected to create a financially viable esport scene.
This announcement comes as no surprise as Hiko now has a large Twitch and YouTube following since streaming Valorant.
This is a second act for Hiko as a professional esport player, going from Team Liquid to a struggling Rogue lineup before eventually retiring. Hiko can now add 100 Thieves to his list of impressive esports teams he has suited up for including Cloud 9, Team Liquid and Complexity Gaming.
Founded in 2017, 100 Thieves are backed by the likes of the Cleveland Cavaliers and ex-pro Call of Duty player and CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. They have teams in League of Legends, Fortnite and CS:GO.
Hiko, is one of five expected signings, no others have been announced at this time.