Hiko announces free agency

Spencer "Hiko" Martin's contract with Rogue expired on Friday, the player has announced.

In a Twitter post, the 29-year-old wrote that he is currently looking for a new team to represent and is also open to discussing business opportunities as he assesses his options after Rogue pulled the plug on their CS:GO squad.

Hiko is the only player from the last Rogue line-up who remains teamless, with Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen and Nikolaj "niko" Kristensen having returned to Denmark to play for OpTic, and Daniel "vice" Kim and Hunter "SicK" Mims having been recruited by Cloud9 and Complexity, respectively.

Hiko is considering his options after leaving Rogue

During his long tenure with Rogue, which lasted almost two years, Hiko most notably helped the team to qualify for the FACEIT Major - where they went out 1-3 in the New Challengers Stage - and to reach the final at DreamHack Open Austin 2018.

The news of Rogue's players going their separate ways came as a shock to many as the team had only recently qualified for StarSeries i-League Season 7 and for the ECS Season 7 Finals, reaching the fifth spot in the North America regional ranking. The team also held an ESL Pro League license, which was since transferred to Luminosity.

Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
1530
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.72
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
Denmark Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Nikolaj 'niko' Kristensen
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
859
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
740
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
493
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#2
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Gl
2019-05-11 00:48
#121
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Turkey Mustafa- 
space soldiers hiko incoming
2019-05-11 04:39
legend
2019-05-11 00:48
+1 deserves so much respect
2019-05-11 04:47
Meh... He's toxic and a ass-hole.
2019-05-11 10:46
#187
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United States Samsquanch_ 
To shit players XD
2019-05-11 12:19
Who hasn’t been toxic?
2019-05-11 14:28
Pog
2019-05-11 00:49
#7
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United States Dr1GeR 
sad
2019-05-11 00:49
#9
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Netherlands Schumacher 
Wtf
2019-05-11 00:49
A true legend, gl men
2019-05-11 00:49
Cloud9 Hiko
2019-05-11 00:50
#15
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Estonia sux3ss 
sad lyf
2019-05-11 00:50
#16
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Turkey headshotk1ng 
Cloud9 better don't lose this opportunity, get him and he will be back !! Hiko autimatic RUSH nahtE Brehze would be seek
2019-05-11 00:50
Hilo isn't close to good enough.
2019-05-11 00:56
#188
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United States Samsquanch_ 
You’re dumb af if you think this. Rogue flopped because of his ass capitan teammates who had eyes everywhere else...not cuz Hiko doesn’t still got it. Guy has a fire under him, he’s gonna come back and tear up the scene
2019-05-11 12:20
cool yes !!
2019-05-11 00:59
he's not fond of the org
2019-05-11 02:02
#128
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
RUSH? Tarik - IGL + Support + 2nd Awper Auti - 1st Awper Hiko - Lurker Brehze - Rifler Nathe - Entry So Ez
2019-05-11 06:18
ur a retard
2019-05-11 08:56
#189
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United States Samsquanch_ 
He’s a retard? This is exactly what’s gonna happen. He’s going to NRG 90% chance But not AUTI...why would you kick cerq ever
2019-05-11 12:21
#208
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
I did make a NA-only team. That's why no cerq
2019-05-11 16:42
Golden > everyone u mentioned. C9 would go from t3 to t5 without him
2019-05-11 11:59
#211
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Argentina MrRioKai 
0/8
2019-05-11 17:38
amorous fat
2019-05-11 00:50
#55
jasonR | 
North America J_Nasty 
Nice English
2019-05-11 01:16
#127
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Argentina XaiDN 
Chilean... they don't Even know how to speak his own language
2019-05-11 06:13
Nice englando
2019-05-11 07:07
+1
2019-05-11 07:29
Hiko to faze???
2019-05-11 00:50
lol hope he doesnt find a team
2019-05-11 00:50
Flag checks out
2019-05-11 03:32
Ahahahahhaha this got me lolling so hard. Thank you sir
2019-05-11 07:03
yw? I think?
2019-05-11 07:07
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Pog
2019-05-11 00:50
#24
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Canada JumpWithSpace 
-cajunB +Hiko
2019-05-11 00:50
This right here is the dumbest thing you'll see today
2019-05-11 02:43
#210
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Philippines LYrpz 
+1 cajunb is amazing and clutches for C9 along with autimatic
2019-05-11 17:35
#27
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United States AproximateCS 
If Lazarus ever want to go the major, they could pick up Hiko
2019-05-11 00:51
>Swag in Lazarus >Major Pick one
2019-05-11 02:44
#118
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United States AproximateCS 
Reread what I said. Read it slowly, think about why they would pick up a player if they wanted to play a major. Go to sleep, put away your revolver.
2019-05-11 04:33
#119
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Netherlands itsm 
Ye you got him
2019-05-11 04:37
I understood that but swag keeps that team alive without him nobody would give a fuck
2019-05-11 11:55
#155
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Denmark Xipingu 
>Your brain >Intelligent thinking Pick one
2019-05-11 08:47
+1
2019-05-11 08:55
Who Cars.
2019-05-11 00:51
#53
s1mple | 
Ukraine A1mD 
Hiko is legend of Liquid but ok
2019-05-11 01:16
Who looking in the past.
2019-05-11 01:16
Well the polish have been doing it for the past 2 years.
2019-05-11 01:56
Not me.
2019-05-11 02:02
Everyone who is not totally vapid sometimes ponder on the past. It's part of enlightenment.
2019-05-11 03:00
>Being bad player >Telling about enlightenment.
2019-05-11 03:04
Not bad at all, quite good actually.
2019-05-11 03:05
STFU Hiko was one of the people that made this team relevant back in the day
2019-05-11 03:33
Or s1mple, elige and nitro did...
2019-05-11 03:42
Okay chill chill, just (((opinions)))
2019-05-11 12:03
FAZE HIKO WHEN
2019-05-11 00:52
Legend
2019-05-11 00:54
try coaching man ...
2019-05-11 00:54
C9 hiko
2019-05-11 00:55
Team Liquid new coach -Adren
2019-05-11 00:57
Retire please !
2019-05-11 01:00
no u
2019-05-11 01:27
Flair checks out !
2019-05-11 04:47
#40
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Brazil EZ4ENCEDENS 
POG!!!
2019-05-11 01:01
#41
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Brazil EZ4ENCEDENS 
C9 hiko
2019-05-11 01:02
I hope everything will go well for him. He has always looked like a nice guy.
2019-05-11 01:02
#43
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Sweden Trkmag 
C9 please kick vice, Hiko is better
2019-05-11 01:02
-dapr +hiko and lazarus gets rid of their bottleneck
2019-05-11 01:04
Poor guy can’t find a break with a solid org.
2019-05-11 01:05
bc hes shit and a diva...why do u think no real orgs even care about him...
2019-05-11 01:42
#46
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United Kingdom OneBinG_ 
Replacing Edward in Na’Vi, HLTV Confirmed
2019-05-11 01:07
he will join liquid, stewie already hinted that hes leaving for rng and so on...
2019-05-11 01:10
hiko playing tier1 cs in 2k19 OMEGAFUCKINGLUL
2019-05-11 02:49
#151
jks | 
Netherlands edgeEEE 
RNG or NRG lmao
2019-05-11 08:28
#49
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Canada Michaelides 
Hiko <3
2019-05-11 01:11
#50
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United States FarCentrist 
are you kidding me?
2019-05-11 01:13
who?
2019-05-11 01:14
Hiko clutch minister
2019-05-11 01:16
new team hiko sunny kioshima flusha + ? add someone pls
2019-05-11 01:19
#65
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United States CallOfDuty 
Smooya
2019-05-11 01:30
#86
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United States Zytoep 
Zellsis to get the major spot
2019-05-11 02:22
HIKO announcements are irrelevent
2019-05-11 01:19
isnt that guy that danish caster? didnt knew he was a pro player
2019-05-11 01:22
#96
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Latvia latvianguy 
0/8 really shit bait/joke. but good luck next time, didnt mean to be rude.
2019-05-11 02:41
you checked my profile you lil sheeet ...otherwise i would have baited you so hard 😂👌🔥
2019-05-11 03:09
#59
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World Quack563 
+1
2019-05-11 01:25
this guy is underrated af
2019-05-11 01:27
retire pls or u can be standin for ghost because subroza cant cheat on LAN
2019-05-11 01:28
#68
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
This
2019-05-11 01:42
#88
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United States Zytoep 
Subroza is on lazarus you cement head
2019-05-11 02:23
lazarus. same thing 2 teams that will never be relevant in any way - just like hiko
2019-05-11 02:25
#102
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United States Zytoep 
Hiko made some pretty iconic plays like the inhuman reactions or the 1v5 clutch on quad. He was also part of the infamous choke squad in MLG Columbus. Those things at least give him some degree of relevancy
2019-05-11 02:52
#66
method | 
United States f0xes` 
He can join Maikelele and fox and drop glocks
2019-05-11 01:37
#156
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Denmark Xipingu 
Fucking GLOCKS
2019-05-11 08:49
hiko for daps = nrg best na team
2019-05-11 01:44
Just retire already
2019-05-11 01:46
#71
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
used to farm money streaming now if a random lul
2019-05-11 01:46
#72
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
Genuinly thought he retired. PLZ
2019-05-11 01:46
#73
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United States Trump2020KAG 
no thnx bot....u are why liquid with simple didn't win a major
2019-05-11 01:50
#91
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United States Zytoep 
liquid still chokes without him and navi still hasn’t won a major, so is it really Hiko’s fault?
2019-05-11 02:24
STFU, Hiko true legend that made Liquid relevant back then
2019-05-11 03:33
No, that is s1mple's fault. Being the toxic, egoistical little dweeb that he is. Brings allot of frags, but too many of them are non-impact. Though, Hiko is also known for being a toxic shit. Maybe that's why they got along.
2019-05-11 10:51
#74
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Australia MikeOxmauI 
washed up
2019-05-11 01:52
#75
cadiaN | 
Finland 0lter 
Hiko old but hiko mom still young in mind
2019-05-11 01:53
#77
kennyS | 
United States @rex 
CoL: -rickeh +hiko Top 10 team
2019-05-11 01:54
#78
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Sweden godname 
GO TO EUROPE
2019-05-11 01:55
Idiots saying Cloud9 hiko and faze hiko. The dude has 0.93 rating and that is when playing in tier 2-3. He's worse than freaking Zeus...
2019-05-11 02:06
Go to streaming
2019-05-11 02:09
+1
2019-05-11 02:13
#85
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Indonesia RaginGR 
Hiko are you kidding meee>???
2019-05-11 02:17
I want to play with u. Big project, me and 4 eagle master. DM me for more info.
2019-05-11 02:23
#92
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Brazil Collee 
Better announce his retirement
2019-05-11 02:25
#93
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Better try to find a real job now. 29 years old and a jobless "pro-player" lol
2019-05-11 02:30
Hope he gets into a good team
2019-05-11 02:31
Retirement announcement when?
2019-05-11 02:53
Hiko is definitely a player who still deserves a chance to compete at the very least in low level NA play if not higher up in NA.
2019-05-11 03:09
#109
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Argentina the1critical 
IE user detected
2019-05-11 03:13
I read it as "NiKo announces free agency" at first while waking up.
2019-05-11 03:15
Nrg/C9 y'all hear sumn
2019-05-11 03:21
nobody cares dead player
2019-05-11 03:25
Should have announced retirement to save his face and legacy.
2019-05-11 04:29
So sad for this former top10 player. I'd love to see Hiko be able to make a return to the top of the scene. It's so strange how all these old legends are finding the new meta in CSGO difficult. I feel like CSGO has become so structured and ridged that these old school stars just couldn't adapt. It all happened at the same time as well. It's not a coincidence that players who were dominating in 2013-2015 suddenly started to drop off in 2016 and by 2017 were just average.
2019-05-11 04:58
#216
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Macedonia MungosE 
Hmmm...NO Look at Get_Right and F0rest... They are still dominating
2019-05-11 23:28
#126
ARTeMis | 
Australia zebO 
Wouldn't say he was ever good or decent, overhyped because of some clutch. Better off heading to retirement mydude, it's just embarrassing from this point.
2019-05-11 05:25
#144
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Greenland xen_ 
+11111
2019-05-11 07:14
fat, toxic noob cya
2019-05-11 06:18
#143
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Greenland xen_ 
+1
2019-05-11 07:14
He has literally the worst attitude I've ever seen from a professional, except maybe s1mple when he was younger.
2019-05-11 06:18
#142
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Greenland xen_ 
I hate him, cocky and toxic and fat, bad combo
2019-05-11 07:13
this is the result of spoiling your child way too much. usually these guys never have any friends. i had guys like him in my school. nobody liked them.
2019-05-11 12:06
#206
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Greenland xen_ 
Yes you can see from interviews with his mom and dad, very spoiled life
2019-05-11 15:20
hltv.org/news/18350-looking-back-hikos-r.. I guess he still running but still fat.
2019-05-11 06:25
#141
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Greenland xen_ 
He says he is running Really he gave up after a month and is fatter than ever
2019-05-11 07:13
lmao.
2019-05-11 08:16
-AdreN +Hiko
2019-05-11 06:28
Imo he’s better than vice and sick
2019-05-11 06:46
F
2019-05-11 07:02
#136
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China KensonS 
good luck in the future hiko.
2019-05-11 07:06
Hiko to FaZe
2019-05-11 07:07
#140
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Greenland xen_ 
Hope no one picks him up, washed up fatty doesn’t deserve anymore free money
2019-05-11 07:12
Lakers will sign him
2019-05-11 07:35
I can easily see Hiko relying on streaming as a form of career at this point, I mean what else can he really do? He's pretty bad at Cs now.
2019-05-11 07:36
legendary veteran of NACS should go streaming now
2019-05-11 08:26
#152
ropz | 
Czech Republic rusteD 
Who?
2019-05-11 08:31
gl Hiko
2019-05-11 08:37
nice! best for you! maybe FAZE :D
2019-05-11 08:43
EU hiko
2019-05-11 09:00
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME
2019-05-11 09:16
retire already
2019-05-11 09:27
#164
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Bangladesh drvken 
FINALLY OMG HIKO PLS COME BACK TO TIER1(2) ;___; i miss u
2019-05-11 09:36
#168
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
c9 -vice +hiko
2019-05-11 09:58
+1
2019-05-11 11:03
-stewie -nitr0 +Hiko +CAth
2019-05-11 10:07
Hiko TSM?
2019-05-11 10:09
#171
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Sweden TXSHIRX 
+1 Hiko smooya ? ? ?
2019-05-11 10:12
Hiko McDonald's
2019-05-11 10:54
#173
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Sweden znubbenxd 
ez
2019-05-11 10:47
DaZeD steel AZK Skadoodle hiko
2019-05-11 12:02
decent
2019-05-12 12:55
Hiko is legend, he helped a lot. I mean s1mple, Hiko did so much for him. It's Hiko who made the best players' ever raise to the elite level of CS:GO. I wish you all the best Hiko, you are amaizng person and amazing player. I hope you gonna find your home (team).
2019-05-11 12:41
HIKO ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY
2019-05-11 12:50
#220
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Ukraine volanchick 
wtf men))) u think it is funny?
2019-05-16 16:59
#192
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Philippines LYrpz 
autimatic RUSH Hiko Tarik n0thing
2019-05-11 12:52
#193
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Philippines LYrpz 
or Skadoodle over n0thing
2019-05-11 12:52
#197
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India KNOX23 
skadaddy is gone
2019-05-11 13:03
#194
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Hungary raffai 
Does he had any succesful team after Cloud9?!
2019-05-11 12:58
#202
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Poland bakusiell 
Liquid
2019-05-11 13:44
#196
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India KNOX23 
-vice +hiko
2019-05-11 13:03
Best of luck Heekz
2019-05-11 13:22
#199
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Turkey tastemycobra 
He is the ninth best player in the world. Orgs should not miss him out.
2019-05-11 13:27
📉 :D
2019-05-11 13:40
29y
2019-05-11 13:43
#203
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Poland bakusiell 
-stew +hiko ;p
2019-05-11 13:44
Stick to streaming Hiko, your time is over
2019-05-11 13:48
Should retire tbh
2019-05-11 16:39
What do you mean
2019-05-11 22:09
he is old retire plz
2019-05-12 13:42
Still remember his insane tec9 ace on cache. That was one of the sickest aces I've ever seen
2019-05-13 07:29
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