Hiko: "Closing games a mental block"

We caught up with Spencer "Hiko" Martin in Leicester to talk about Liquid's changes, their struggles with closing out games and ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals matches overall.

Coming off of recent changes and a semi-final finish at DreamHack Austin, Liquid couldn't close out a 14-2 lead against Ninjas in Pyjamas in the opening round of groups at ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals.

On day two their domestic match-up with Cloud9 as the elimination match ended up going their way following an overtime on Dust2 and a comfortable victory on Cobblestone.

In the following interview, Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin talks about the departure of James "⁠Jame^s⁠" O'Connor and Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, their two matches in Leicester so far and struggling with closing out matches:

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United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
439
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.60
United States James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.18
Maps played:
409
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.70
NA CS
2016-05-12 18:45
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NEPAL CS
2016-05-12 18:47
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Ye he is probably from there and he is probably yeti
2016-05-12 20:46
ez ence
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d
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#4
EAZY | 
Czech Republic baylife
noice
2016-05-12 18:45
Hiko are u kidding me?
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Norway insy
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:c
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#15
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Germany Reshock
1
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lol
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forst
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hiko is right
2016-05-12 18:45
1st?!?!?!?
2016-05-12 18:45
dsf
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?
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just na things
2016-05-12 18:45
n1 hiko
2016-05-12 18:45
hiko gay
2016-05-12 18:45
lol choke harder than richard lewis
2016-05-12 18:45
Pretend 17 is game winning round and ez top 3 world
2016-05-12 18:50
Choke Masters.
2016-05-12 18:51
K nigga K
2016-05-12 18:52
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ibsa k ibsa
2016-05-12 18:54
BOMBSITE B ON NUKE???????????
2016-05-12 19:37
#36
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Algeria Problemdz
If HIKO join C9
2016-05-12 19:39
1 reply
He Wouldn't do that. Been there before
2016-05-13 12:55
Closing games a mental block new meme?
2016-05-12 19:54
1 reply
noooooo srsly?
2016-05-12 23:47
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shox | 
Canada dB-
Closing blocks a mental game
2016-05-13 05:50
NA cameraman
2016-05-13 12:41
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