Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin is one of the world’s most popular professional players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and up until a couple of days ago, he was playing for OpTic Gaming. However, that is not longer the case, and Hiko is currently seeking new engagements after his split with OpTic Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. Before joining OpTic, Hiko was part of the Team Liquid where he played for more than a year and a half. During the first week of February, it was announced that Hiko will be joining OpTic Gaming as a stand-in. That decision came after OpTic had a terrible run at the ELEAGUE Major where the finished from 13th to 16th place.
New Faces Joining OpTic
However, in that trade, Team Liquid also got a new player and that was Peter ‘Stanislaw’ Jarguz who played for OpTic, and these two teams exchanged players hoping that might improve their record at the upcoming tournaments. However, Hiko was not the only member of OpTic team that left. The OpTic’s coach, Luis ‘peacemaker’ Tadeu also announced that he will also be leaving the team. All of this was a huge hit for OpTic Gaming team but also for the leadership of the organization. OpTic Gaming did not wait long in order to find the replacement. Shortly after this announcement, the team’s player, Will ‘RUSH’ Wierza confirmed on Twitter that Ryan ‘freakazoid’ Abadir has joined the OpTic Gaming team as the new stand-in and he proved to be very good because he got OpTic Gaming two wins in their latest match.
The feedback from the fans was not that the OpTic Gaming was hoping because their fans seem to be frustrated with this decision. Many of them think that the problem was not in Hiko and his performance but rather somewhere else. But still, the leadership of OpTic Gaming has still decided to let go Hiko and to look for someone else who might permanently replace Hiko but not only. Their biggest hope with this move seems to be the wish to turn the tables on their luck and to make OpTic Gaming competitive once again when it comes to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive eSports tournaments.
New Engagements For Hiko On The Horizon
OpTic Gaming did not have much success at the recent tournament that they have played. At the IEM Katowice, the team has even failed to win a single map, and that was probably the biggest reason why alarm bells went on in this organizations. After that failure, the team decided to deal with the issues and to make all the necessary changes in the team as well. As a result of that, Hiko left the team as well as the, now former coach, peacemaker. Ryan ‘freakazoid’ Abadir might be brought in on short notice, but his latest performance might secure him the permanent place in the OpTic Gaming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.
In the end, as we have said at the beginning, Spencer “Hiko” Martin is one of the best players CS:GO players in the world and because of that he will not be without a team for a long period because each team knows what it means to have a player like Hiko on their roster.