Spencer "Hiko" Martin has announced on his stream that he will join Nihilum Gaming.
Spencer "Hiko" Martin's future had been the subject of much speculation in recent weeks as many expected him to play a pivotal role in the roster shake-up that is affecting the upper echelon of North American Counter-Strike.
He had been tipped to build a dream team with the region's best players together with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham, but when the talented AWPer opted instead to sign for Cloud9 he was forced to join a pre-existing squad.
After carefully considering his options, Martin has decided to join Nihilum Gaming, one of North America's strongest up-and-coming sides, with a recent 5th-6th place finish at the ESEA Finals to their name.
|Hiko reunites with SEMPHIS in Nihilum (photo hltv.org)|
In Nihilum, Martin, who will step into the shoes of Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz, will reunite with a familiar face in the shape of former Cloud9 team-mate Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen.
Despite previous suggestions of tension between himself and his former Cloud9 team-mates, Martin insists that all is well with the Canadian player.
|"I have full faith in this team," Martin said on his stream. "SEMPHIS and myself work really well together."|
For a while, many believed that Martin would wind up joining CLG, an established team with considerable resources behind it. The player, however, insists that such a move was never under consideration by him.
"That's not the route I wanted to take, I talked to a lot of people I trust, I could not see my future there," he explained.
"I never considered CLG."
Nihilum Gaming now have:
Soham "valens" Chowdhury
Timothy "autimatic" Ta
Joshua "sancz" Ballenger
Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
Spencer "Hiko" Martin