Hiko subs for iBP; nitr0 to Torqued
The North American roster shakedown continues as Spencer "Hiko" Martin chooses to stand-in for iBUYPOWER for the MLG X Games qualifiers, replacing Nick "nitr0" Cannella.
While continuing to remain a part of the Cloud9 organisation, Spencer "Hiko" Martin has announced that he will be playing for iBUYPOWER during their qualifications for the MLG X Games.
Hiko tests the water with iBUYPOWER
At the addition of Hiko, another player was clear to see their way out of the roster for the time being: this self-evident truth was verified when iBP newcomer Nick "nitr0" Cannella departed the lineup.
I appreciate all your support guys, but I wish the best of luck to the new @iBUYPOWERCSGO roster! Hope they do big things!— Nick Cannella (@nitr0cs) December 15, 2014
Brought in in order to fill iBP's roster for DreamHack Winter, nitr0 impressed many with his frag-oriented play, putting up big numbers at both DreamHack (adjusting for iBP's brief run) and ESEA S17 LAN.
nitr0 surprised on the international scene
However, nitr0 has already found a temporary home in the line-up of Torqued, a team notably featuring Lucas "steel" Lopes and Mohamad "mOE" Assad. As per the latter's Tweet, nitr0 will be seen in action during the team's X Games Qualifier run:
Weclome @nitr0cs to our squad for MLG qualies— Moe Assad (@m0E_tv) December 15, 2014
Stay tuned to HLTV.org for any ensuing news on changes in the North American scene.