Hiko to step in for ATK in Americas Minor NA closed qualifier

Spencer "Hiko" Martin will be ATK's fifth player in the North American closed qualifier for the Americas Minor, the 29-year-old has announced on social media.

The North American player will fill the gap left by Aran "Sonic" Groesbeek, who left the team last week to pursue his career in Envy.

ATK turned to Hiko for this tournament as Tyson "TenZ" Ngo - who has been playing for the South African side for the last two weeks - is ineligible to compete as he can only attempt to qualify with Lazarus, with whom he played in the open stages.

Hiko will fill in for ATK in the qualifier

Hiko has been without a team for almost three months following the disbandment of the Rogue line-up when his teammates were signed by other organisations.

In a recent interview with Richard Lewis, Hiko revealed that he would consider moving on from playing competitively in case he did not get suitable offers in the coming months.

The North American closed qualifier for the Americas Minor will kick off on Wednesday and will see 16 teams battle it out for six spots at the event in Berlin. ATK will compete in the tournament with the following line-up:

South Africa Johnny "JT" Theodosiou
South Africa Rhys "Fadey" Armstrong
South Africa Robby "blackpoisoN" Da Loca
South Africa Dominic "Domsterr" Sampaio
United States Spencer "Hiko" Martin (stand-in)

South Africa Tiaan "T.c" Coertzen (coach)

South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
405
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
436
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
241
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
South Africa Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
227
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
South Africa Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
48
KPR:
0.55
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
okkkk
2019-06-09 23:04
Rip TenZ
2019-06-10 01:03
#3
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Italy Er1cz 
gl
2019-06-09 23:04
#4
Lekr0 | 
Sweden ScineLy1 
legend
2019-06-09 23:04
Hiko south african now)
2019-06-09 23:04
He is the captain now
2019-06-09 23:55
#46
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Ethiopia HungSolo 
LOL
2019-06-10 00:11
#98
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India IronReigns 
NV fan xD
2019-06-10 11:43
damn from top 1 na player to this, sucks
2019-06-09 23:05
#21
Valiance | 
Myanmar xdcc 
sucks for ATK. lost sonic for hiko
2019-06-09 23:14
#37
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Bulgaria R34 
lol
2019-06-09 23:43
#82
method | 
United States f0xes` 
#1 sonic is actually a relevant player in 2019 unless Botko
2019-06-10 07:09
#91
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Europe g4nl0cK 
Unlike*, burger brain
2019-06-10 09:43
#93
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Autocorrect. Sorry for typo yellow teeth
2019-06-10 10:04
#100
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North America Techno_Lover 
Oh, stupid American, UK isn't a part of the EU anymore.
2019-06-10 12:37
#102
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
It was last time everyone watch. Also, if UK bails out EU is just because the "stupid American" is giving UK a hand before they fu** you like a little bi** they are expecting you to be... Dumbass
2019-06-10 12:52
#105
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North America Techno_Lover 
1. I couldn't understand a thing you wrote 2. ...what? 3. How old are you? 4. I don't even live in North America
2019-06-10 21:42
#107
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Europe Cr3eP_70 
1. Obviously... 2. ...complete waste of oxygen indeed. 3. ...what? 4. Not a factor. You'd be brainless in any part of the planet...
2019-06-11 11:42
top na player 5 years ago
2019-06-10 00:13
never top na player...
2019-06-10 07:18
#8
GuardiaN | 
Pakistan zeeow1 
ez major
2019-06-09 23:05
Ok
2019-06-09 23:05
#10
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El Salvador pink_dildo 
gl legend
2019-06-09 23:06
#11
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Belgium jorneiro 
Long have we waited
2019-06-09 23:06
#12
micro | 
Brazil juzzei 
good luck!
2019-06-09 23:06
oof how the top have fallen
2019-06-09 23:06
#14
Maka | 
Sweden meistr0 
lol, all these kids spamming just to be #1. Anyways, GL Hiko. Maybe you will do good & end up signing with them? idk.
2019-06-09 23:06
#15
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
ez4hiko
2019-06-09 23:06
INHUMAN_ERRECTION
2019-06-09 23:08
#94
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Sweden fofner 
*lenny face*
2019-06-10 10:07
who
2019-06-09 23:11
hiko = zuid afrikan
2019-06-09 23:12
Ik neuk je in je kontje
2019-06-10 09:12
#20
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Europe Freeburger97 
AFRICA CS POGU
2019-06-09 23:13
#22
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME
2019-06-09 23:14
xdd
2019-06-09 23:18
#23
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Canada FREEBRAXXXXX 
WTF is going on?
2019-06-09 23:14
#25
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United States k3ar 
And Hiko are you kidding me!
2019-06-09 23:15
lol
2019-06-09 23:22
LUL
2019-06-09 23:35
TenZ was better
2019-06-09 23:39
#42
NBK- | 
Estonia BlameS 
South-Africa = North America ? logic?
2019-06-09 23:55
#50
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United Kingdom zakariin 
It's based on the centre of operations of the company.
2019-06-10 00:27
Still a dumb logic. It should be based on roster not organization. They should have been in the African qualifier not American
2019-06-10 00:49
South Africa rolls through Asian minors.
2019-06-10 04:12
Did I mention the Minor? No. I said the closed qualifier for Africa. Obviously that feeds into the Asian minor.
2019-06-11 21:30
You just said qualifiers, such a broad spectrum to assume what you’re actually trying to say. Get over small things that don’t actually matter.
2019-06-12 00:02
no tenz no win
2019-06-10 00:02
#47
arT | 
South America misterf 
C9 to this
2019-06-10 00:11
#55
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Brazil Karlogaria 
29 yo slacker
2019-06-10 00:37
#56
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Thailand MAced 
I like how the event they posted/linkes this article to is south American closed quals
2019-06-10 00:48
#58
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Finland CucumberFIN 
GOD HIKO
2019-06-10 00:59
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
2019-06-10 01:17
#62
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Germany dynek 
lol what
2019-06-10 01:18
Nice
2019-06-10 01:44
#64
Xyp9x | 
Denmark Khronov 
Oh my god inhuman roster change
2019-06-10 01:46
#65
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Germany ToiletShitter 
Hiko is more black than any member on this African team.
2019-06-10 01:47
When are the matches, it's been ages since I've seen Hiko compete.
2019-06-10 01:56
gl
2019-06-10 02:34
Who has been awping for atk since the departure of sonic? blackpoison?
2019-06-10 03:00
#71
France CKs1 
Nice
2019-06-10 03:08
Let’s go Hiko!
2019-06-10 05:08
#77
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United States @FyreCS 
Sad that Tenz can’t conpete with them... Hiko is not an upgrade, and they’ll probably go out soon...
2019-06-10 06:09
#78
ZywOo | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl HIKO
2019-06-10 06:38
Hiko in the current year LULW
2019-06-10 06:41
r u kidink mi
2019-06-10 06:43
#81
method | 
United States f0xes` 
They could have found a better replacement
2019-06-10 07:07
atk last place inc...
2019-06-10 07:16
#85
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Other Onizuka_go 
Time to retire
2019-06-10 07:37
#90
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
The only good thing about Hiko nowadays is his mom.
2019-06-10 09:27
loooooooooool
2019-06-10 10:32
#92
KAMI | 
Namibia YungLumis 
yessssss hiko god!!!!!!
2019-06-10 09:45
#96
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Germany MightyChris96 
Why the fuck do C9 not pick him up but CajunB. I dont get it
2019-06-10 10:47
#97
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Serbia nocturnSRB 
I think hes washed up but gl nonetheless
2019-06-10 11:08
Fnatic Hiko would be perfect then xD
2019-06-10 11:43
Legend is back :D
2019-06-10 12:42
#103
Edward | 
Ukraine Lbviv 
Gl, mr Spencer Hikovich
2019-06-10 12:57
Hiko does look like he could eat 4 africans yes
2019-06-10 13:45
are you kidding me?
2019-06-11 07:32
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