Hiko confirms Nihilum move

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, Hiko 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 

In Nihilum, Hiko, 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, Hiko 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 Hiko 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:

United States Soham "valens" Chowdhury
United States Timothy "autimatic" Ta
United States Joshua "sancz" Ballenger
Canada Kory "SEMPHIS" Friesen
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin 

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United States Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Soham 'valens' Chowdhury
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen
Age:
30
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
806
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
United States Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Joshua 'sancz' Ballenger
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
315
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United States Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Timothy 'autimatic' Ta
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
987
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
lol
2015-04-30 17:47
what are roles in this team? who ll snipe?
2015-04-30 18:04
autimatic as hiko said
2015-04-30 18:06
He said something like: SEMPHIS, Sancz(or Valens, but im positive he said Sancz) - Entry fraggers Hiko - Lurk Automatic - AWP Valens - Didn't specify
2015-04-30 18:22
valens is a more supportive player, look for him to flash teammates in and drop colts while he uses famases and p250s
2015-04-30 18:22
Valens is the IGL
2015-04-30 18:24
valens is igl
2015-04-30 18:24
He said Valens will Igl thats all said about him
2015-04-30 18:26
Alright I missed it then. Thank you for correcting me.
2015-04-30 18:29
rip big fat
2015-04-30 20:18
gl
2015-04-30 17:47
Na SHUFFFFLLLEEE
2015-04-30 18:13
gg
2015-04-30 17:47
oshi
2015-04-30 17:47
#7
Singapore Runk 
Who should he replace?
2015-04-30 17:47
Professor Chaos i think
2015-04-30 17:49
professor_chaos appearantly
2015-04-30 17:49
#69
Puls3 | 
World bigb1rd 
Possibly Professor-Chaos
2015-04-30 17:51
Professor Chaos it is
2015-04-30 17:57
#115
hypn | 
Serbia hypn` 
Professor Chaos imo
2015-04-30 18:00
probably prodessor chaos
2015-04-30 18:03
Professor chaos m8
2015-04-30 18:03
replacing f0rest
2015-04-30 18:04
Nice try professor chaos.
2015-04-30 23:41
Professor chaos ???
2015-04-30 18:04
I think it's P_C
2015-04-30 18:05
Professor chaos ???
2015-04-30 18:06
PROFESSOR_CHAOS
2015-04-30 18:07
No, lighting.
2015-04-30 18:08
#156
 | 
Israel TalOs 
how about the professor of chaos?
2015-04-30 18:07
Professor Chaos i guess
2015-04-30 18:07
professor_kaos
2015-04-30 18:09
Professor Chaos I think
2015-04-30 18:11
professor chaos perhaps
2015-04-30 18:15
professor_chaos 4 sure
2015-04-30 18:16
LOL HLTV is love
2015-04-30 19:32
General Disarray
2015-04-30 18:18
Professor Chaos he said
2015-04-30 18:18
Butters_Stotch
2015-04-30 18:20
professor chaos i think
2015-04-30 18:21
Professor chaos. Hltv confirmed.
2015-04-30 18:22
Maybe, just maybe professor chaos
2015-04-30 18:23
i think its professor chaos
2015-04-30 18:24
I think he's replacing professor_chaos
2015-04-30 18:27
Perhaps professor chaos
2015-04-30 18:33
proffesor chaos mby?
2015-04-30 18:35
heard rumors its p chaos but not sure, could be wrong.
2015-04-30 18:39
Professor_Chaos maybe
2015-04-30 18:42
Professor Kaoz
2015-04-30 18:43
professor_chaos
2015-04-30 18:50
brofessor chaos
2015-04-30 18:53
i think professor chaos
2015-04-30 18:59
#298
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
I strongly believe it'll be Professor Chaos
2015-04-30 19:07
I are think professor chaotic
2015-04-30 19:08
Chaos Professor i zink
2015-04-30 19:12
#307
 | 
Sweden fued 
professor chaos
2015-04-30 19:21
should be Professor Chaos
2015-04-30 19:35
#322
 | 
Denmark dR_JaCkPoT 
definitely professor chaoS
2015-04-30 19:39
maybe proffesor_chaos but im not sure though
2015-04-30 20:12
i are not think proffesor chaos, but i could be wrong, im american after all.
2015-04-30 20:24
Professor_Chaos, an inside source told me.
2015-04-30 21:06
Professor Chaos
2015-04-30 22:53
Professor Chaos? I think.....not sure tho.
2015-04-30 23:20
eoNs
2015-05-01 00:03
Butters stotch is being replaced
2015-05-01 04:10
nice
2015-04-30 17:47
l0l
2015-04-30 17:47
rip career [*]
2015-04-30 17:47
better then no team
2015-04-30 18:22
#12
World DK- 
not good
2015-04-30 17:47
That was fast-
2015-04-30 17:47
holy shit
2015-04-30 17:47
lol, quick news :D
2015-04-30 17:48
LOL [*]
2015-04-30 17:48
#18
United States aJAM 
nice
2015-04-30 17:48
n1
2015-04-30 17:48
IE? Kappa
2015-04-30 17:48
#21
GeT_RiGhT | 
Portugal NkiL 
xpeketed
2015-04-30 17:48
#23
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
nice meme
2015-04-30 17:48
rip profchaos
2015-04-30 17:48
rip
2015-04-30 17:48
Nice to see Hiko back! gl hf
2015-04-30 17:48
kk hiko <3
2015-04-30 17:48
chaos leaves
2015-04-30 17:48
inb4 semphis get removed Kappa
2015-04-30 17:48
Chaos is going to be dropped, Hiko just confirmed at 5:48pm, And he will not be IGL
2015-04-30 17:48
who'll be igl then?
2015-04-30 18:20
valens. a terrible choice. valens might be igl, but id rather have semphis igl for example and valens get cut for PC. valens is like the worst aimer ever. not even close to a sgares level, and that means mucho grande.
2015-04-30 18:23
Yeah Valens is going to get smashed in EU
2015-04-30 18:27
I agree with you Mr. Brain. I think that P_C would be a better choice than Valens just due to raw fragging capabilities. Regardless of Valens intelligence level or game sense it wont matter overseas(or versus top NA teams, hue) where you simply get outaimed and punished for every missed shot. The only reason I think that they kept Valens is that he is some sort of package deal with Autimatic or Sancz in which if he doesn't play they don't play. Kind of like Sgares and n0thing or Anger and fl0m.
2015-04-30 19:37
if ur right about that it throws really everything said by hiko and this video youtube.com/watch?v=1U6FlgLOsCk off. since i dont want to believe that, i am hoping that valens brings something to the team that is more valuable than another fragger or that PC had some issues within his game or within the team that we dont know about. i mean i loved PCs play when i watched them, but who knows. also valens was the most supportive support player ever like literally giving up 100% of his own game to help out the team, so maybe he just looked worse than he actually is, we'll see i guess.
2015-04-30 19:44
Yeah I see what you're saying and it's not like haven't seen igls who can't still frag. Happy, xizt, NEO/TaZ (they switch I think) and even DaZeD come into mind. Maybe this new lineup will allow us to see why they kept him, but until then I guess we just have to assume that they see him as a more valuable player than PC.
2015-04-30 19:59
[*]
2015-04-30 17:48
PC benched, LOLOLOLOLOLLOLO
2015-04-30 17:48
lol hiko ples quit life
2015-04-30 17:49
HF with Semphis. haha.
2015-04-30 17:49
lel with semphis thats rip
2015-04-30 17:49
#42
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife 
[*] professor chaos
2015-04-30 17:49
ahhahahah tier50 team
2015-04-30 17:49
this team will be sick
2015-04-30 17:49
sick in the toilet maybe
2015-04-30 18:22
MIRAA faster than lighting
2015-04-30 17:49
lightning?
2015-04-30 17:52
no, lighting Kappa
2015-04-30 17:53
No, lighting.
2015-04-30 17:53
some say he never sleeps
2015-04-30 17:54
#47
flusha | 
Lithuania jiffoe 
Super Team Kappa
2015-04-30 17:49
RIP PROFESSOR CHAOS
2015-04-30 17:49
Why the fuck would you get rid of chaos how stupid.
2015-04-30 17:49
because sancz and autimatic are better and valens is igl
2015-04-30 17:52
Your joking right... who's going to awp..... prof is very under rated they need to keep him it's very very bad decision to cut him.
2015-04-30 18:07
#170
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
i did think it was odd to replace chaos but autimatic will awp now.
2015-04-30 18:10
how is facts = joking?
2015-04-30 18:32
It's a way of saying I disagree with what you had to say. Valens or sancz would have need a better decision.
2015-04-30 18:34
sancz is their best player there's no way they would get rid of him over PC
2015-04-30 18:38
Agree to dissagree?
2015-04-30 19:00
well he is right about sancz, but semphis has proven to be able to igl in the past (wasnt half bad at it, but needs a certain kind of players to make it work) and hiko has even said that he could see himself doing it. so ur right about valens, i dont get why they didnt cut him instead.
2015-04-30 19:46
My opinion sancz is a monster WHEN HE'S ON. Prof is the most consistent player in that team. You want my opinion Hiko Ska Roca Shroud Eleige/tarik/Rush Best team na
2015-04-30 20:37
well we dont have the chance to just mix up all sorts of players. we probably just had the opportunity to keep PC and remove valens instead, which with the info that i got, seems a lot more logical to me than what they ended up doing in the end.
2015-04-30 20:46
Well they haven't said that pc is out yet have they? Source if so. Anybody got pc twitter?
2015-04-30 21:37
sad for professor chaos :( but i`m glad he is reunited with semphis + 2 great frages sencz and automatic
2015-04-30 17:49
They drop ProfC instead of valens? What in the actual fuck.
2015-04-30 17:49
Valens is igl
2015-04-30 17:51
And Hiko isn't, these days?
2015-04-30 17:52
lurker
2015-04-30 17:56
Incorrect. He's been calling since he started playing in competition again after ex-iBP got banned. He called at CEVO and it's been his intention to do so for awhile.
2015-04-30 18:02
I meant he will be pure lurker in this roster .;p
2015-04-30 18:04
he said on stream that hes not going to be an igl
2015-04-30 18:20
He does not want to igl he said he only would if he had to
2015-04-30 18:28
"He's been calling" Hey mate he called for one event don't make it sound any different.
2015-04-30 18:42
It's not his intention at all. He called for Elevate because XP3 wasn't there. He said multiple times he would prefer to not be IGL.
2015-04-30 19:11
He said on stream yesterday he'd prefer to not IGL in a team he joins.
2015-04-30 19:48
#54
Sweden Stag 
No future. HAHAHAH.
2015-04-30 17:50
who AWP now?
2015-04-30 17:50
WTF PROFESSOR CHAOS IS OUT?????? He's like 2x better than everyone in NA. Why the fuck valen is still in this team
2015-04-30 17:50
He is igl!
2015-04-30 17:53
a garbage igl...
2015-04-30 18:23
bad move...
2015-04-30 17:50
Wow ... first ptr now chaos, whats wrong in NA, i mean no doubt hiko is a starplayer, but chaos was also very good and it looked promising. I think they should have kicked sancz for Hiko....
2015-04-30 17:50
Sancz is better.
2015-04-30 18:02
rip his career
2015-04-30 17:50
#60
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
well good i guess
2015-04-30 17:50
Nice hikoo good lucky buddy
2015-04-30 17:50
rekt
2015-04-30 17:50
Nihilum is on their way to become one of the best american teams. With Hiko and SEMPHIS, it should go straight above the other ones like CLG, eLevate and maybe even C9.
2015-04-30 17:50
German humor? 1/10
2015-04-30 18:25
+1 PC > Semphis ez. Semphis is super bad and not long from now everyone will understand that they should've hept PC and get rid of semphis or valens
2015-04-30 18:52
He wants to win a major. With this roster he cant even win CEVO or ESEA murican lan :D
2015-04-30 17:51
#173
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
he goes with a team he believes has potential. the obvious choices and top names are not always the best.
2015-04-30 18:11
... Autimatic and Sancz have huge potential and if Hiko/Semphis help mould them they'll be even better... How do you expect new talent to come through and do damage if you recycle the same old known players.
2015-04-30 21:02
This is good, automatic and sancz are very promising players.
2015-04-30 17:51
lmfao
2015-04-30 17:51
wasnt Professor chaos like their best player,lol?
2015-04-30 17:51
ayyy
2015-04-30 17:51
would be better if he joins Luminosity :D
2015-04-30 17:51
Nice decision to cut the best player of the team )))))
2015-04-30 17:51
gl shaker
2015-04-30 17:51
Well that was fucking fast
2015-04-30 17:52
#79
 | 
Qatar olaolakaka 
NO I WANT MY CHAOS :((((((((((((((
2015-04-30 17:52
HHAHAHAH! gj Hiko 4Head EleGiggle
2015-04-30 17:52
-semphis +professorchaos
2015-04-30 17:52
awkward with semphis ?
2015-04-30 17:52
Hiko and Semphis both hated C9.
2015-04-30 18:03
k den
2015-04-30 18:54
Rip Professor Chaos [*]
2015-04-30 17:52
RIP Prof. Chaos
2015-04-30 17:53
Why...........................semphis..........
2015-04-30 17:53
n123
2015-04-30 17:53
anti-climactic
2015-04-30 17:55
top kek nice team kappa
2015-04-30 17:55
#97
 | 
Brazil 1kuNg 
ayy lmao
2015-04-30 17:55
glhf
2015-04-30 17:55
#99
 | 
South Africa xin. 
SIIIIIICK
2015-04-30 17:56
hi
2015-04-30 17:56
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
2015-04-30 17:56
bad move for nihilum, dont take this retard
2015-04-30 17:57
RiP Hiko [™]
2015-04-30 17:58
#108
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
hahahahahahhhh HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING MEEE???
2015-04-30 17:58
its all about the dollars. pathetic team. pathetic scene. pathecic country.
2015-04-30 17:58
ha! i FUCKING CALLED IT! hiko will play with semphis for sure! i called it weeks ago! ha! where r u know fools?!
2015-04-30 17:59
now*
2015-04-30 18:24
-> now =! know
2015-04-30 23:14
is this NA shuffle? ahahahha no chance
2015-04-30 17:59
#113
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
He didn't join liquid with Skadoodle for this? lol
2015-04-30 17:59
So... They removed their best player. Looks fair.
2015-04-30 18:00
#JustMuricaThings
2015-04-30 18:02
Why professor chaos? :(
2015-04-30 18:00
Imao he was one of the best in their team, solid LAN player
2015-04-30 18:04
chaos and moe r joining clg
2015-04-30 18:06
Dunno why we had so much hype... Any NA lineup doesn't stand a chance anyway. Best NA players are banned, so it will take years for another talents to appear
2015-04-30 18:01
None stand a chance? Two weeks ago Nihilum without Hiko took both Titan and Fnatic to overtime on a LAN. In a B01, they have a chance. In a B03? No, not yet, but yes in a B01.
2015-04-30 18:33
Because noone took them seriously. Both titan & fnatic played their standart relaxing game, I hope you are smart to see it.
2015-04-30 18:53
They didn't play Titan at ESEA, and they didn't play OT versus fnatic..
2015-04-30 18:58
[*]
2015-04-30 18:01
gg
2015-04-30 18:01
Hiko why did u not join CLG...
2015-04-30 18:02
Just another marketing ORG.
2015-04-30 18:04
xd rip hiko
2015-04-30 18:03
#134
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
NA Scene stop plz LMAO wtf NA scene doing they can build 1-2 super teams , but they doing like 5-6 average . and uncompetition against EU TOP well keep going
2015-04-30 18:04
should be ptr hiko semphis pyth and igl
2015-04-30 18:04
Hiko replaced a nutty player... I am curious as to why he didnt try to replace storm on eLevate or Daps on Liquid.
2015-04-30 18:04
he said on stream he didn't like liquid org and didn't like how nitr0 would not put in the time to travel to events and bootcamp, since it would take over his school work.
2015-04-30 18:06
ah, elevate would've been nice to see though... i hope PC joins CLG
2015-04-30 18:07
yet he was ready to team with nitr0?
2015-04-30 18:08
only with skadoodle he still had the offer to join Liquid by himself
2015-04-30 18:13
r i p
2015-04-30 18:05
#148
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
it seems like with these shuffles NA just keeps fucking itself
2015-04-30 18:06
So what's happening with professor chaos, have only watched a couple of their matches and PC seemed by far to be their best player
2015-04-30 18:06
Rip
2015-04-30 18:06
REALY NO PROFESOR CHAOS ??? gg go to lose
2015-04-30 18:07
wtf, why drop chaos? he's a beast
2015-04-30 18:07
finally
2015-04-30 18:07
??? wasn't Prof Chaos the hard carry? lol RIP hiko
2015-04-30 18:07
why tier 1 player joins tier 9 team topped up with bot semphis ?
2015-04-30 18:07
Maybe because two weeks ago on a LAN without Hiko they took both Titan and Fnatic to overtime on a map.
2015-04-30 18:35
amazing, did they win the OT?
2015-04-30 18:45
:)
2015-04-30 18:08
Good luck Hiko, you deserve!
2015-04-30 18:09
well, its not exactly a dreamteam. but autimatic and sancz are pretty nuts, so hiko and semphis joining could make a solid top NA team.
2015-04-30 18:10
Top 1 Texas, Top 37 NA
2015-04-30 18:11
I think this is a pretty bullshit call tbh, professor chaos is a beast drop someone else let hiko or semphis call... why couldn't semphis make the calls
2015-04-30 18:11
#177
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
maybe because he is a bad igl
2015-04-30 18:12
Implying valens is any better?
2015-04-30 18:43
Professor_chaos R.I.P :( :(
2015-04-30 18:11
Why they kick chaos he's very good
2015-04-30 18:13
:DASDSadsadsa
2015-04-30 18:13
As much as I love Hiko, I have to say that this is such a bad decision considering CLG has an open spot.
2015-04-30 18:14
the way he exlpained this move on his stream, it actually makes a lot of sense. He has been in talks with a lot of the current top NA teams, and he doesn't feel any one of them have the drive it takes to succeed in the long run.
2015-04-30 18:28
What did he say about Nihilum?
2015-04-30 18:30
#263
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
maybe p chaos to clg ?
2015-04-30 18:41
All these teams seem pretty mediocre now IMO. See how it goes though
2015-04-30 18:15
T3-4 team, gj
2015-04-30 18:15
Biggest downgrade ever. Replacing strongest player by overrated one, wich has not played competetivly in the past months.. Not a really smart move of Nihilum
2015-04-30 18:16
why pc out ? valens is bad af
2015-04-30 18:16
Nice Top 600
2015-04-30 18:17
what the fuck is going on
2015-04-30 18:19
WHAT? Wasnt Prof_chaos their best player? Someone enlighten me pls
2015-04-30 18:19
#194
 | 
Sweden BissL 
That's sad
2015-04-30 18:19
[*]
2015-04-30 18:21
+1
2015-04-30 19:32
lol -valens +proffesorchaos -sancz +ptr
2015-04-30 18:21
LOL, Hiko tier 1, the rest more like tier 4 or 5...
2015-04-30 18:22
stop say shit
2015-04-30 19:35
Professor chaos was their most consistent player on LAN. I don't understand why they wouldn't cut valens and have hiko be IGL.
2015-04-30 18:23
You mean semphis, semphis is great t side igl. Maybe not so much ct side since he likes taking risks, but he could switch out with hiko on ct side and then they wouldnt have to keep bot valens.
2015-04-30 20:26
#210
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
that's what you get for being picky..
2015-04-30 18:23
Professor_Chaos you will be missed
2015-04-30 18:24
professor chaos to CLG.
2015-04-30 18:25
Professor_chaos way better than most of his teammates, yet he got kicked. Lol
2015-04-30 18:25
#221
 | 
Poland Redrumowy 
haha, as I said now Hiko will play in shit team.
2015-04-30 18:26
p_c always number 1 in my heart
2015-04-30 18:27
kind of expected because semph and hiko are good friends {hiko said on stream that semphis is his best friend from the team}
2015-04-30 18:28
should have kept PC, kicked valens and got semphis to IGL. right move in getting hiko, but wrong move in kicking PC for him imo.
2015-04-30 18:29
Soham "valens" Chowdhury Timothy "autimatic" Ta Joshua "sancz" Ballenger ayyyyy lmao
2015-04-30 18:29
And you know why? Cause his little dog - Semphis - in the team. So...Hikos ass will be shiny again!!!
2015-04-30 18:30
i thought there would be exciting new good teams after the NA shuffle. But i think it even got worse.
2015-04-30 18:31
I don't know. Possible, but Ska on C9 improves that team. Hiko on Nihilum improves that team. Pyth and PTR on LG improves that team. I think the NA teams are at least marginally better.
2015-04-30 18:39
if ska has overcome his communication problems. He is a better pick than Shazam. But i think what he is better than shazam, Freakazoid is worse than Semphis. So it evens out.
2015-04-30 18:43
Maybe P_C going to CLG!
2015-04-30 18:31
#270
czech | 
Slovakia harek 
+1
2015-04-30 18:43
alright.. gl
2015-04-30 18:32
more like -valens +chaos
2015-04-30 18:32
No PC no party
2015-04-30 18:32
#241
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Finland jayss 
Uu, this roster could be extremely dangerous as well. I like the NA shuffle so far(assuming there's more to come)
2015-04-30 18:33
This is like Hellrairers, replacing good players with igls friends. Shitty move overall. Hiko overrated big time.
2015-04-30 18:33
Time will tell if he's "overrated big time" or not.
2015-04-30 18:40
#245
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Brazil Collee 
Prof chaos is a beast, lol They should just stay with their old lineup tbh. They were improving a lot together. Hope P_C finds a good team now
2015-04-30 18:33
niiiiiiiiiiiice
2015-04-30 18:35
bad move, i would rather see him in elevate/liquid
2015-04-30 18:35
#252
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
How the fuck can u drop PC????? Idiots
2015-04-30 18:36
#376
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Netherlands K1NGBOAZ 
WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH
2015-04-30 22:26
What caused all that NA shuffle?
2015-04-30 18:37
Their doing crappy in the last Major.
2015-04-30 18:40
Last ESEA Lan you meant? DaZeD won them all on cs:go except one. That's quite a statement.
2015-04-30 18:46
No, it started with the last Major when neither NA team made it out of groups. The final straw was the last ESEA lan (2 weeks ago?), when the two traditional teams sucked and got one-upped by a relative unknown (Nihilum), who took both Titan and Fnatic to overtime.
2015-04-30 18:56
and perhaps more embarrassingly, NA teams took 0 maps off of EU teams, including mouz :o
2015-04-30 19:04
Bad replace ..that guy was so cool ..should have replaced sancz
2015-04-30 18:40
Good luck Hiko! Eat bacon to beat C9!
2015-04-30 18:42
fits perfectly his skill
2015-04-30 18:52
n1 team))) top 301 gogo
2015-04-30 18:52
CLG plz pick up PC <3
2015-04-30 18:53
#281
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Spain akproxx 
Omg why professor chaos
2015-04-30 18:55
inb4 pc joins CLG or lumi
2015-04-30 18:55
#285
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
prof chaos was insane bad move
2015-04-30 18:58
Picking up Hiko is an awesome move, That being said.... it makes 0 sense to cut PC. PC was by a long shot the highest ceiling player on that team... his aim is absolutely bananas, and I can tell you from playing on several teams with him that he is also one of the nicest and easiest going people around. Why keep Valens, who I do like as a person, just to be an IGL with minimal skills when you have 2 other solid and probably better IGL options in Semphis and Hiko.. literally one of the dumbest moves.. cut your top lan performer. Le sigh NA
2015-04-30 18:59
no one cares
2015-04-30 19:03
#291
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Portugal dracø 
I might be off here, but wasn't professor_chaos one of their best players?? Hiko is surely a great addition to the team either way.
2015-04-30 19:03
Yea.. PC was their top aimer and most likely their best playmaker. I'm pretty lost on this
2015-04-30 19:05
Is valens an Indian? Seems odd to cut a guy with a badass mothdrfucking name like professor chaos and keep a guy who doesn't have a badass motherfucking name, like valens.
2015-04-30 19:05
lol made me laugh
2015-05-01 19:22
NA FailFish
2015-04-30 19:06
He's been teasing his own new team since months and in the end he just joins a subtop NA team... I know it's not his fault he couldn't create it but the situation is funny (and a bit sad at the same time).
2015-04-30 19:06
Expected Hiko to go to Nihilum tbh, did not expect P_C dropped. I don't think they know how hard it is to IGL when Semphis is on a team and not the IGL tbh. If they did, Semphis would be IGL in a heartbeat.
2015-04-30 19:07
ROFL ("__")
2015-04-30 19:08
Ayyy... nothing special.
2015-04-30 19:13
I thought Hiko left C9 because he didnt like semphis??...
2015-04-30 19:17
Nope. He didn't like how the organization treated it's players. That's the primary reason. Secondary reason was lack of motivation by N0thing.
2015-04-30 19:26
expected
2015-04-30 19:24
#309
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Venezuela Cereal4you 
Nihilium drop their best play AYYY LMAO, why join Liquid with nitr0 and Adren if i can join some random tier 3 NA team best logic EVER
2015-04-30 19:25
I thought Hiko left C9 because of Semphis? Anyway, they are now twice as good as the lineup that beat C9 at ESEA lan. Should be interesting to see how they fare versus the new C9. But it's pretty funny how he joins a fairly mediocre team after boasting about how 90% of the major organizations approached him to make a team.
2015-04-30 19:26
If you watched his stream, he explained it all out the reasons why. Nihilum has 3 very hungry players with a priority on improving as a team and the dedication to make it happen. He likes the management of the team, and feels there's enough skill to be competitive. Seeing as two weeks ago without Semphis and Hiko they managed to bring Fnatic and Titan to overtime on a map, there might be something to what he said.
2015-04-30 19:29
You're mistaken. They put up 13 rounds against VP and 10 rounds against fnatic on the first maps in their Bo3s, then proceeded to get raped on the second maps. Hardly a noteworthy accomplishment. Personally, I think he's extremely overrated as a player so in my eyes, he fits in with the team. But it was just funny seeing him hype himself up only to join a team that would struggle to dominate the NA scene let alone win a major.
2015-04-30 20:12
should have replaced 40 adr valens
2015-04-30 19:28
You guys think its a bad move but you guys aren't comp players so you don't know the potential of these players or what they can do and why hiko chose them.
2015-04-30 19:31
gl Hiko!
2015-04-30 19:38
valens is bad
2015-04-30 19:39
lol.. NA looks really promising. . . . .
2015-04-30 19:40
why is Chao removed isnt valens like super terrible ?
2015-04-30 19:44
Everyone keeps looking at the player ratings instead of objectively. The only rating for Professor Chaos came from the CEVO LAN. HLTV doesn't have the ESEA LAN, where P_C was only marginally better than flowsick AND Valens. Both Sancz and Autimatic are better players(they were solid at both CEVO and ESEA). Yes, Valens is the weakest on the team. Semphis could maybe call, and they could potentially keep P_C, but honestly he's not as good as most of you are saying he is. It wouldn't have been much of a change in the long run, frankly.
2015-04-30 19:55
GG broken edit: play.esea.net/teams/75021?tab=stats&last.. Stats from the ESEA LAN. Tell me how P_C is the best player on the team.
2015-04-30 19:56
Did you read what he wrote? He said P_C was NOT the best player on the team.
2015-04-30 20:03
Who, exactly, do you think I'm responding to? There's a ton of people in here saying P_C was a great player, the best player, etc. I'm not talking to a single person.
2015-04-30 20:35
Hiko why you do this?
2015-04-30 19:55
welp... nihilum now has the best lineup in NA. this shuffle has been weird. luminosity has the most wtf stupid line up, c9 signed a lift freak that doesn't play longer than 6 months at a time when he gets on a team, and no one knows whats happening with CLG and Liquid. depending on who CLG and Liquid pick up then Nihilum is without a doubt a team that has everything they need to become the best in the region.
2015-04-30 20:01
Damn Hiko, you're never gonna make it with that lineup. Tier2 at best. =/
2015-04-30 20:06
Nihilium was the strongest team at the ESEA LAN Finals...and no NA team is great either way,they look good only while playing against other NA teams.
2015-04-30 20:22
strongest NA TEAM *
2015-04-30 20:23
kinda happy to see Hiko with Semphis... good duo and both good friends.. but this " Nihilium " team thing im not so sure about :/ kinda of a noname but we will see
2015-04-30 20:10
o.o
2015-04-30 20:13
lol his fanboy squad has been hyping his comeback for ages and then he joins a team consisting of pure shit, love it
2015-04-30 20:16
#342
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Canada mattyfinch 
Can someone please explain to MIRA that you can't substitute the word "for" in for words like "with" and "to". Jesus Christ.
2015-04-30 20:17
Professor Chaos?
2015-04-30 20:19
chaos was carrying them everygame
2015-04-30 20:19
Nice. Top10 NA easy (haha).
2015-04-30 20:20
best team na
2015-04-30 20:20
sad for that good player :(
2015-04-30 20:21
Wow, what an anti-climax. :D GL anyway!
2015-04-30 20:24
well... [*] Hiko
2015-04-30 20:35
autimatic literally takes tips from hiko during gameplay, not too good. valens is good but cant really break out any fancy plays to make himself known. sancz is pretty beast when hes on point, but when i watch him he still doesn't have the play style that fits the pros just yet. semphis is good fit but again he played with hiko and the chemistry was ok at best. Roster changes after 2 months guaranteed.
2015-04-30 20:49
#363
Spain ewg 
So much hype ... for this. gg wp
2015-04-30 21:01
Hiko nab
2015-04-30 21:07
I wonder if he was bummed out that C9 grabbed skadoodle and just let Semphis talk him into going with him. misery loves company.
2015-04-30 21:11
Well Hiko just killed his career.
2015-04-30 21:14
Overhypes him self,remains in the news for aomething big upcoming. Then after all the hype,joins the shittiest possible team. NA pro scene for you. Although his marketing value did increase.
2015-04-30 21:33
OLOLOLOLOLOL
2015-04-30 22:00
ofcourse, how can you take someone who plays with 11/11 windows 100000 ingame 25million dpi seriously ?
2015-04-30 22:05
Well, he still keeps owning. I don't understand why people find this so weird.
2015-04-30 22:47
The player makes the plays, not the game.
2015-04-30 23:18
+1
2015-05-01 19:15
wtf ... why not joinin fucking lumin...
2015-04-30 22:56
MMM if my calculations are correct this will be the best NA side in the coming months
2015-04-30 23:01
autimatic is such a good rifler and he goes to AWP just for this fat slob Hiko? should have kicked Valens and kept professor Chaos
2015-04-30 23:03
All that hype... And he joins Nihilium.. :O And they kicked PC? Damn...
2015-04-30 23:03
why they kicked pc , just why?
2015-04-30 23:25
#393
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
-Professor Chaos out of all people XD
2015-04-30 23:34
RIP Professor_Chaos. Lighting a candle for him [*] And as many have said above already it is a very surprising move indeed, since P_C has been the most consistent player within Nihilum. And his LAN performance at last ESEA S18 finals clearly showed that he formed a major part of the 'spine' of Nihilum. Yes they lost to VP and FNC, but they schooled C9 on Inferno and closed out convincingly on Cache. I highly enjoyed that match. I do feel they made a huge mistake by cutting him off and not having the guts to let go of Valens instead. But yeah, maybe they needed to keep Valens as IGL since Hiko did say a few times on his stream that he didn't want to be an IGL anymore. Ah well, time will tell if this was a sensible move. In the meantime, If I were CLG, I'd make haste to contact P_C and see if he's willing to join them. In any case, all the best to P_C. You will be missed. And not just only because of that awesome nickname.
2015-04-30 23:41
#398
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Finland coswell 
Why is no one commenting about Prof Chaos joining CLG? They need an AWPer and PC is the obvious choice. He is way more consistent than ptr.
2015-04-30 23:42
gg nihilum top 1 NA inc
2015-05-01 00:00
Didn't Prof Chaos play insane at that last LAN? Why would they kick him...
2015-05-01 00:02
2015-05-01 00:08
lol best player on their team and he gets kicked. Should have kicked valens.
2015-05-01 00:56
hltv not updated with esea lan, imgur.com/a/MRWH9
2015-05-01 04:05
This is such a let down. He should of held out and joined liquid after faceit or joined luminosity. Oh well Rip [*]
2015-05-01 00:43
#409
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Sweden Kasidro 
Wtf. PC was like the most exciting NA player latley
2015-05-01 01:35
this is just bullshit. but i kinda understand that hiko wants to play. but still...
2015-05-01 01:44
Thank God, now the hiko threads will finally stop
2015-05-01 01:45
nope
2015-05-01 01:45
lol So he basically hijacks the team... nice guy ayyyyy
2015-05-01 03:14
#415
Australia dR. 
So Liquid is no making any roster changes? I dunno what r thry doing still keeping daps in...
2015-05-01 03:23
kinda weird but I'm sure PC will find a spot somewhere
2015-05-01 03:26
NH has a lot of potential, I'm gonna miss PC tho :(((
2015-05-01 03:51
stupid
2015-05-01 04:19
#421
ZELIN | 
Portugal Cyborgy 
HLTV.org community after semphis joined nihilum : " like i said hiko wont play with semphis ahaha i told you heuaheuhehaeuhaueh hiko said that he wont play with semphis never again(?)" n1 hltv
2015-05-01 04:24
yes ! gl that top 10000 world team tho
2015-05-01 04:29
So you're saying 10,000 teams would be able to beat Nihilum? ESEA Lan Finals April, 2015 - Beat Cloud9 2-0 - Lost to Fnatic on Inferno 16-10 - Lost to V.P. on Inferno 16-13 CEVO Season 6 Finals April, 2015 - Beat Luminosity 2-0 No, they're not a Tier 1 team but they're competitive and a hell of a lot better than all but about 15 teams.
2015-05-01 09:35
yeah its exactly what hiko was looking for.. just saying it is a bad news for him, honestly.
2015-05-01 22:32
And he joins a worse squad than his previous team C9 FailFish also he and Ska would have been freaking awesome to play for C9 and would have made C9 conquer with the big dogs, I guess Hiko is just that proud
2015-05-01 09:13
#427
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Sweden fued 
would be better if he joined LG with ptr and pyth
2015-05-01 09:58
Oh god so sad
2015-05-01 11:49
-semphis pls
2015-05-01 11:58
Hiko - lurker sancz - AWP; entry autimatic - support SEMPHIS - 2nd entry, trader overall valens - iGL
2015-05-01 13:15
Hiko and Semphis, still a better love story than...
2015-05-01 13:18
rip nihilum 2 bots added
2015-05-01 13:46
rip relyks
2015-05-01 18:54
profesor chaos
2015-05-01 18:55
wait what? you remove professor chaos and you dont remove valens??
2015-05-01 19:14
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