Hiko announces retirement from Counter-Strike

Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin has formally announced that he has retired from competitive Counter-Strike.

The announcement was made by Hiko in a live stream in which the 30-year-old also revealed that he is the first member of 100 Thieves' newly-created VALORANT division.

"I think it's my official coming out to say that I have officially retired from CS:GO," he said. "To the people that supported me the whole time, through CS, through the Liquid, Cloud9, OpTic and Rogue days, I hope you continue to follow me to my next endeavor.

"Brand new game, brand new organisation, brand new team, brand new me."

Hiko will continue his esports career in VALORANT

Hiko began to make his name in Counter-Strike almost a decade ago in CheckSix, who also featured Danny "⁠fRoD⁠" Montaner and Tyler "⁠Storm⁠" Wood. He attended one of the first international events in CS:GO, ESWC 2012, with Area 51 and was named the 9th best player of 2013, the year he helped Complexity to reach the semi-finals at the Dreamhack Winter Major.

He went on to play for Cloud9 and Liquid, helping the latter to a top-four finish at the MLG Columbus Major and to a final appearance at the following Major, ESL One Cologne 2016.

After a brief stint with OpTic, he joined Rogue, with whom he attended his last Major, hosted by FACEIT in London in 2018. He became a free agent in May 2019, two months after the North American organisation had pulled the plug on the squad due to several members receiving offers from other teams. In an interview with Richard Lewis, he lamented the lack of opportunities in the scene for veteran players like himself or Jordan "⁠n0thing⁠" Gilbert.

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United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Danny 'fRoD' Montaner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.75
Maps played:
47
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Jordan 'n0thing' Gilbert
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
F
2020-06-04 20:55
#25
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India mr_magician 
F
2020-06-04 20:56
#37
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Czech Republic Xedys 
F
2020-06-04 20:57
F fuck valorant
2020-06-04 20:57
Why?
2020-06-04 21:59
Hiko fat guy who sucked against Fallen and his boys in 2016 MAJOR
2020-06-05 18:01
F rip hiko
2020-06-08 20:29
love how they don't put "FOR VALORANT" in the title, which is what every reader would be thinking/wondering upon reading it. that's like an espn article titled "Michael Jordan retires from Baseball" without pointing out that he's returning to the bulls. we see what you're doing miraa!
2020-06-05 18:03
Someone been watching The Last Dance lol.
2020-06-09 15:32
Actually such a good show :D
2020-06-17 00:44
Legend
2020-06-04 21:05
tbh hiko has been the head of the washed up club since 2014 or somwthing. kinda legendary to still get artcles to hltv i guess.
2020-06-04 21:18
#194
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Spain N0Love 
+1
2020-06-04 21:34
#201
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United States yghj 
yea, literally had 1 good year in arguably the worst period skill wise of CSGO, and he has been living off of that for the last 6 years.
2020-06-04 21:41
NA scene's best IGL of all time lmao, semis at dhw '13, quarters at kato '14, quarters at cologne '14(2 rounds away from beating the champs in NiP), semis at columbus '16(2 rounds away from beating LG and probably being major champions), finals at cologne '16, hasnt really done anything else after that except be dead weight for liquid in 2017
2020-06-04 22:00
#269
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United States yghj 
hes not really an igl, and he performed below average at almost all of those events. so yea dont really know what the fuck you are arguing
2020-06-04 22:03
ok if he's not an igl, he's the entry frag, entry frags never have great stats unless you're exceptionally good like the elige, s1mple, dupreeh
2020-06-04 23:06
First, he wasn't an IGL until way later in his career (when they replaced AdreN on Liquid, I think, I can't even remember now it's been so long). Second, he was never the entry fragger, he was consistently a lurker. Like, GTR/Happy levels of hard lurk. It's like you don't even know who he was as a player.
2020-06-05 01:28
1.21 rating at dreamhack winter 2013, 1.13 rating at esl cologne 2014, 1.07 rating at columbus 2016 "below average at almost all of those events"
2020-06-04 23:08
#380
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United States yghj 
1.07 is below average. 1.0 is not the average. 2013 he had a good event, esl one cologne he had a slightly above average event. 2 events do not justify 7 years of below average
2020-06-04 23:10
out of the 5 events i mentioned in which they made the playoffs of the major, he did above average in 2 of them, and now apparently 1.07 is now below average when top 20 player, dennis, got a 1.08 rating for the year, fnx had a 1.06 rating that year and received 19th, fer had a 1.06 rating and got 15th, flamie had a 1.06 rating and got 12th, according to you, these players were playing below average for the entire year and managed to be in the hltv top 20
2020-06-04 23:14
in fact snax, the #5 player of 2016, had a 1.03 rating for the entire year, he only won 3 events that year
2020-06-04 23:15
#408
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United States yghj 
its almost like hiko didnt win any events. he has 1 first place is ESL pro league season 2, and second at MLG and One Cologne 2016 and thats it.
2020-06-04 23:52
i'm not saying hiko should be top 20 but i'm just saying that many of the players at the top had similar stats to him
2020-06-05 00:29
perhaps in the present day 1.0 is not the average, but to say that 1.07 was below average back in 2016 is ludicrous
2020-06-04 23:16
#401
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United States yghj 
the average for the event was 1.0995, lets round that to 1.10 why dont we. thats .03 above hikos rating. there were 5 players of 80 that were between him and the average (i did not plan to include 1.10, but there were no 1.1 ratings so that didnt matter. i jsut wanted to note that.) thats 6.25% of players between him and the average. im not going to bother calculating the average of only players that made the semis, because thats just going to prove my point further actually you know what lets do that the average is 1.12 (i can prove this if youd like i did this math in browser so i have it tracked) so in teams that played at least as many maps as hikos team did, he had a .05 rating lower than they did. so maybe shut the fuck up before trying to argue stats.
2020-06-04 23:40
can i see how you did the math
2020-06-05 00:34
#423
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United States yghj 
yep hltv.org/events/2027/mlg-columbus-2016 this is the page for the tournament you can navigate to stats then players (on the left side bar) I then added ALL the hltv ratings of the tournament together and divided them by the number of players to find the mean (5 players per team*16 teams = 80 players) for the second stat, i only looked at astralis, navi, LG and liquid, as those are the 4 teams in the play offs 1.32+1.28+1.25+1.24+1.22+1.18+1.18+1.14+1.14+1.14+1.13+1.07+1.06+1.02+.97+.97+.94+.88+1.2+1.07 this is all the stats. i missed 1.2 and 1.07 on my first count so when i had 18 i looked thru and saw i was missing 2, found them and included them at the end. i then divided that sum by the number of semi players, which is 4 teams * 5 players per team which is 20. let me know if you have any questions. if you would like i further breakdown im currently doing senior year college stats homework and i wouldnt be too much of a bother for me to break it down for you if youd like.
2020-06-05 00:44
how is college btw, i didnt want to be too mean to you, i just wanted to debate this topic, no need to attack me ok, i concede this
2020-06-05 00:50
#432
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United States yghj 
nah i just love arguing college sucks. im an electrical engineering major at a top 20 school, but i jsut want to do music. plus now i cant play at the bars around here anymore so i am just extra depressed
2020-06-05 00:52
that sux ;(, maybe you can find a fine arts school where you can pursue your passion
2020-06-05 00:53
#438
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United States yghj 
i dont need a fine arts lmao im already making money playing, i just need to finish college and put my head to the grindstone and play as much as i can
2020-06-05 00:55
wait i got 1.125379 for the semis, is that right
2020-06-05 00:41
#426
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United States yghj 
yes.
2020-06-05 00:45
rather than taking the average which can skew the stats, i took the median(which is always equal to or in between both the mode and the mean, thus making it a better comparison as well as the fact that outliers do not affect median as much as in mean) in which chrisj was the 40th highest rated player(out of 80) with a rating of 1.02, hiko sat firmly at 31st highest rated at 1.07
2020-06-05 00:45
#429
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United States yghj 
median is not a very good tell of what is going on alone. it doesnt actually tell you how an individual performed, if you have the mean, it will instead tell you the direction in which the data skews obviously the data is skewed towards lower players, but since this is a tournament where hiko had the opportunity to play agaisnt these teams that skew the data, and the performances are not independent data, you CANNOT use the median as a tell for performance. the skew is important and inherent in the data. let me know if that makes sense
2020-06-05 00:47
liquid played faze and fnatic, true faze had 4 players below average rating but that was just due to liquid dominating them, fnatic had 2 above average yet liquid still beat them, liquid beat clg 2-0 despite two of their players holding 1.14 rating
2020-06-05 00:52
#436
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United States yghj 
yea but you cant do anything about that. you cant manipulate data because you FEEL like it was unfair. if you really wanted to do a breakdown like that you could compare teams with similar round win/loss, but i dont feel like doing that
2020-06-05 00:54
#285
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Brazil _Awper 
2 rounds away? lol they had 6 rounds on mirage and 9 rounds on Cache. If your team lost a 15x9 and a 15x6 game, at the same bo3, maybe it's your igl problem by having lack of calls to end a game lol
2020-06-04 22:09
i mean, his calls were good enough to make it there in the first place, the team just ran out of steam and liquid didnt have experience or mentality to finish off the game
2020-06-04 23:07
Nah. He was decent up until 2016. But, yeah he was kinda living off his best player NA 2013 cred.
2020-06-04 22:29
nah he was shit already, just happened to be friends with s1mple and got carried to some success.
2020-06-05 12:19
+1 million. Overrated NA "Legend"
2020-06-05 13:56
#338
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India _SHM_ 
Hiko is COLOURBLIND but still managed to achieve a legend status in the game. In his prime he built his insane reaction time to counter his impaired visuals.
2020-06-04 22:24
really? I never knew that if that’s true
2020-06-05 16:09
F
2020-06-04 21:27
F? Yeah, fuck him, for sure.
2020-06-04 22:12
#315
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Portugal v0x4R1N0 
F
2020-06-04 22:17
#399
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Latvia tibr0 
F
2020-06-04 23:27
#409
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Denmark Tzianzhin 
That second moment still gives me chills to this day. Love how s1mple stood up to thank him too. Thanks Hiko.
2020-06-04 23:54
#476
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Finland Palomies 
where's "PULL OFF THE ALAMO!??" 1v5
2020-06-05 03:00
F - Good luck Hiko!
2020-06-05 04:55
F
2020-06-05 09:20
I'm not pressing the respect Button to someone walking away to Valoshit. Yes he had moments he deseves to be remembered and i respected him as a person inside the scene especially in the early csgo days. But what remains is him playing inside a Plane with "Ze Pug Godz" and since he couldnt archieve anything he ran away to the next hype... In my area thats what's called a gold digger.
2020-06-05 12:36
Legend is always a legend....thank you legend!
2020-06-05 13:49
F
2020-06-05 14:55
#593
Thomas | 
United Kingdom SheIby 
his 1v5 with tec9 is such a good memory too
2020-06-05 18:25
Hiko was a great character in the scene and it's a shame he and s1mple didn't get to do more in the major runs they had together!
2020-06-07 23:58
#2
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Bulgaria j9restt 
f
2020-06-04 20:55
#106
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Brazil PrestusHood 
washed up noob nobody cares omegalul
2020-06-04 21:05
oh look
2020-06-05 07:30
#355
chrisJ | 
Turkey Rhenie 
nt
2020-06-04 22:39
#4
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Turkey Inhabitant 
F
2020-06-04 20:55
#5
Twistzz | 
United States DTeeVee 
Rest easy king
2020-06-04 20:55
He aint dead lmao 😂
2020-06-04 21:23
#203
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United States yghj 
id argue his gameplays been dead since 2014
2020-06-04 21:41
#272
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Sweden Svahn 
straight savage brother. alright, real talk
2020-06-04 22:05
#560
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Other T3rry_0 
Lol he's signed by 100T in valorant that's why retired .
2020-06-05 14:49
#7
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Denmark Zaerdna 
F
2020-06-04 20:55
#8
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Europe faze_best_team 
orgs picking up washed players for their pro teams kekw
2020-06-04 20:55
#167
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Germany Marcimeister 
This
2020-06-04 21:24
#219
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Finland BlackMatter 
Unfortunately esports is business, not sports.
2020-06-04 21:46
#274
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Brazil nuke_brs 
Sports are also a business. if not for the money, no sport would be as big as they are
2020-06-04 22:06
#296
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Finland BlackMatter 
Players' marketability plays much bigger role in esports than for example in football or even in NBA. Theres no real supporter culture in esports outside except some cases when nationalism steps in (ence for example)
2020-06-04 22:11
+1
2020-06-05 04:55
Did you see him playing valo on beta? He was fcking beast against top players on all the invitational tournaments.
2020-06-05 00:55
#551
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Myanmar Stop_baiting 
0/8 Hiko is one of the best valorant players atm.
2020-06-05 13:09
#566
SANJI | 
United States O'Bese 
Indeed, Valorant is for players who couldn't quite make it in CS:GO.
2020-06-05 15:18
#9
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United States v1ctuh 
All honesty... Hiko was the guy that put NA on the map and he sure will be missed in CS. Good luck in Valorant, big guy
2020-06-04 20:56
#135
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Europe g4nl0cK 
doubt he will be missed by casual viewer of the game considering that he hasnt done anything in quite a while
2020-06-04 21:14
Not that he will be missed - casuals are equally happy to watch Valorant
2020-06-04 22:01
#283
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Canada suzi 
Emphasis on big guy
2020-06-04 22:08
he was never good anyway
2020-06-04 20:55
#33
f0rest | 
Sweden betza 
are you kidding me?
2020-06-04 20:56
#204
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United States yghj 
nope
2020-06-04 21:41
#68
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United Kingdom levymonsta 
Hiko and fRoD pretty much put NA on the map themselves.
2020-06-04 21:00
#205
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United States yghj 
*never good in GO
2020-06-04 21:41
#305
NAF | 
India FosFate 
He was the first NA CSGO player to be Top 20, and Top 10 on HLTV Top 20
2020-06-04 22:13
#312
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United States yghj 
1 time. 7 years ago. show me any other player in GO that survived off one good year for the rest of their careers without having a successful team.
2020-06-04 22:16
#333
NAF | 
India FosFate 
I'm just saying he literally "put" NA on map in CSGO. And it also clearly counters your point of "never good in csgo"
2020-06-04 22:23
Eh, I'd put Shaguar over Frod in that regard. Especially after his "WHAT UP NOW SWEDES?!" at that LAN event.
2020-06-05 04:52
userid checks out
2020-06-04 21:02
Probably a 2020 newfag
2020-06-04 21:02
holy f...
2020-06-04 21:04
name check out
2020-06-04 21:16
+5555
2020-06-04 22:22
Weak bait.
2020-06-05 00:55
but still people are falling to it...
2020-06-05 01:17
mvp
2020-06-04 20:56
#12
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Belarus unfortunately 
CACHE KING F
2020-06-04 20:56
gg
2020-06-04 20:56
Sad, deserved to win a Major.
2020-06-04 20:56
#158
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Portugal Flame20 
+1
2020-06-04 21:21
#236
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Sweden yayer 
no
2020-06-04 21:53
nah
2020-06-05 04:30
+1
2020-06-06 12:02
#15
ScreaM | 
Dominican Republic casxd 
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
2020-06-04 20:56
#17
leaf | 
Canada ZHF 
RIP. Forever a legend in NA :( Sad that Rogue couldn't go on because they really had potential
2020-06-04 20:56
#18
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Brazil tskvsky 
valorant
2020-06-04 20:56
after around a year the Valorant paycheck stealers will be out of the big teams, but I'm still excited to see how good these guys will do
2020-06-04 20:56
+1
2020-06-04 21:17
f
2020-06-04 20:56
Hiko <3 F
2020-06-04 20:56
aren't you a s1mple fan?How dare you respect other players?
2020-06-04 22:06
Hiko x s1mple in 2016
2020-06-04 22:21
#334
f0rest | 
Serbia LtN)) 
Maybe cuz S1mple and Hiko were good friends in Liquid
2020-06-04 22:23
csgo becoming dead game__?_?
2020-06-04 20:56
nope only cs scene LUL
2020-06-04 20:57
na*
2020-06-04 20:57
#211
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United States yghj 
no, we are losing all the washed players that have lived stole paychecks. NA has been really stagnant for a while. only big name that has left is wardell
2020-06-04 21:42
true
2020-06-04 21:43
#223
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United States yghj 
in EU the big names arent losing anything because there is less of a divide. in NA there are teams like c9, liquid, EG, then its like "who is ATK?, whos is.... " etc. i have no doubt alot of premier and main CS eu players swapped. but in NA pros on the small teams dont get shit and dont have the same opportunities to climb so...
2020-06-04 21:47
I am reading this on mobile and, because the font is small, I just assumed that you are from Malaysia. And then I clicked on your profile. Shouldn’t you be busy burning down buildings or otherwise destroying personal / public property?
2020-06-04 22:08
#297
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United States yghj 
nt moron.
2020-06-04 22:11
#449
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Denmark Muamelele 
funny!!!!!!
2020-06-05 01:08
#356
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Turkey Slapdash 
Agreed but these veteran players weren't on the top teams, still gives upcoming players an opportunity but not enough
2020-06-04 22:41
#358
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United States yghj 
in NA i think there is way more talent than teams, and the disparity between t2 and t3, t4 is crazy
2020-06-04 22:43
#125
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Denmark Notallama 
Just NA players switching to Valorant. I don't really blame them, the NA scene is in a really bad state.
2020-06-04 21:11
No. It's only players who already had their chance/s in CSGO to make it big that are switching to Valorant. With a new game they get another chance of playing Tier 1 Esports, something that they won't get in CS.
2020-06-04 23:06
#24
cu | 
Brazil bizhuy 
thought he had already
2020-06-04 20:56
#70
bottle | 
Taiwan Azes 
lol me too
2020-06-04 21:01
#26
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
Valorant >>> CS GO 128 tic-rate anti-cheat ez game ez life
2020-06-04 20:56
0/8
2020-06-04 21:01
#335
f0rest | 
Serbia LtN)) 
+1
2020-06-04 22:24
idk how good Valorant will turn out, but CSGO is definitely trash in 2020 lol.
2020-06-04 22:31
You mean the one that installs itself into the deepest depths of your computer and still doesn't work properly?
2020-06-04 23:15
Rather not have china spying one me 0/8
2020-06-04 23:27
My favorite type of snowflakes.
2020-06-05 01:08
lmao china bought volvo 2 years ago and they're about to buy ikea. your country is literally owned by china
2020-06-05 16:27
What does this have to do with pc software? I rather have usa spying on me then china. And no not really.
2020-06-05 17:58
great anti cheat when people already were hacking day one
2020-06-05 01:00
#569
SANJI | 
United States O'Bese 
Useless Chinese controlled rootkit AC Stupid gimmick magic spells Shit map design
2020-06-05 15:26
#27
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Sweden godname 
expected when he only plays valorant, but lets see how long valorant will be
2020-06-04 20:56
gonna be more popular than cs
2020-06-07 00:05
#644
kennyS | 
United States Dragoe 
OK
2020-06-12 22:52
bye
2020-06-04 20:56
are you kidding me
2020-06-04 20:56
f
2020-06-04 20:56
auf wiedersehen
2020-06-04 20:56
Guten nacht, Freund.
2020-06-05 07:07
#34
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Sweden 2Unluko 
F
2020-06-04 20:56
valorant fulltime streamer or pro valorant player success is guaranteed for this man ever since valorant came out
2020-06-04 20:56
#215
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United States yghj 
i would put money that at first he is a part of their team, he brings a fuck ton of experience. 100T bring in a bunch of new skill from valorant that show promise, throw them in a team with him and a coach who played in CS, bring the team up maturity wise and help them develop as professional FPS players, then hiko moves into a streaming role.
2020-06-04 21:44
Im sure hiko realise this too, hes not stupid and hopes for 1 or at most 2 good years in pro scene and then retire for good.
2020-06-04 22:22
#341
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United States yghj 
no he definitely realizes this. but buildign a brand in Valorant and getting one last chance of competing on the highest level before retiring to stream for a giant content creation entity is a fucking dream if i told you that you would get to play pro valorant for a year and then retire to be a streamer of 100T youd nut your fucking pants a great opp. for hiko, glad hes gotten himself such a great deal and job security
2020-06-04 22:27
thats what I meant..
2020-06-04 22:28
#348
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United States yghj 
im agreeing with you. no is interchangeable with yes in this case. i then used an example to demonstrate how sweet of a deal this was. sorry if that was unclear, english can be weird
2020-06-04 22:29
Pro player but even if he doesn't make it as a pro, he's been averaging consistently above 15k viewers per stream and no signs of slowing down.
2020-06-04 22:17
#344
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United States yghj 
plus with this signing he will likely just step down from the Valorant team to be a streamer for 100T. id bet that is in the contract
2020-06-04 22:28
#344
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United States yghj 
plus with this signing he will likely just step down from the Valorant team to be a streamer for 100T. id bet that is in the contract
2020-06-04 22:28
#40
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Netherlands Bogdanoff 
Finally, once a bot always a bot.
2020-06-04 20:57
#41
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United Kingdom VOSSKi 
Ahahaha another washed up bot that was never good going to valorant
2020-06-04 20:57
#42
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Europe Xuleldar 
legend retires
2020-06-04 20:57
the fuck? irrelevant for last 5 years, good thing valorant is taking all the t5 shit players
2020-06-04 20:57
#47
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Finland satkis 
Hiko are you kidding me?
2020-06-04 20:57
#48
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Portugal YANRAZA 
F
2020-06-04 20:57
#49
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Lebanon Dogman69 
good luck with Valorant lul @ people calling Hiko shit in this thread
2020-06-04 20:57
12-14yo kids*
2020-06-05 01:09
Thought he had retired long back.. Dont care. Dont miss HAIL FURIAAA!!!
2020-06-04 21:00
unexpected
2020-06-04 20:58
#53
mantuu | 
Europe R2D2s 
hahaha
2020-06-04 20:58
#54
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France StickyRice 
Congrats for your career, reaching a Major final is a big accomplishment
2020-06-04 20:58
Truly a legend for NA. Interesting so see how he will perform! GL
2020-06-04 20:58
INHUMAN REACTIONS, TEC9 ACE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED, YOU HAVE MADE UR MARKS IN THE GAME AND A OG PLAYER.
2020-06-04 20:59
#58
JW | 
United States smeeshi 
<3
2020-06-04 20:59
Hiko best moment for real: youtube.com/watch?v=hNFloJbQQ_c
2020-06-04 20:59
#83
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Portugal CrappyJayPee 
Rofl
2020-06-04 21:02
ok by
2020-06-04 20:59
#61
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Portugal eilzinho 
This is actually good for the NA scene. Let washed up trash like Hiko and JDM leave and invest in young talent
2020-06-04 20:59
HOW DARE YOU DISRESPECT HIKO GOD
2020-06-04 21:02
#88
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Portugal eilzinho 
He was never good. He had 2 or 3 highlights that made people think he wasn't trash. There's a reason no team wants him
2020-06-04 21:03
Lol newfag spotted
2020-06-04 21:04
#103
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Portugal eilzinho 
lol highlightfag spotted
2020-06-04 21:04
#157
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Germany MTD3 
just pulling NA out of oblivion retard
2020-06-04 21:21
#255
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Turkey yasiN_ 
No need to argue with people who think he hasn't reached anything in CS. Especially with people who've been here for like a year or so.
2020-06-04 21:58
? na's best player in 2013 and second best in 2014, but okay bud
2020-06-05 23:40
#602
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Portugal eilzinho 
>NA's best player OMEGALUL. That's like saying I'm the best CS player in my apartement
2020-06-06 00:40
top 10 hltv but whatever retardo newfags gonna be newfags
2020-06-16 11:08
#662
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
nice necro idiot. top 10 because he padded his stats playing online against guys who wouldn't even be DMG in EU or SA
2020-06-16 15:02
hey stop talking to me monkey ty newfag thinks all events were online XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-06-17 00:39
#666
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
lmao @ yuGAYslavia talking. calling me newfag lmao been here since 2013
2020-06-17 12:39
and you don't remember quantic having very good results early cs i am sorry for calling you a newfag instead of a moron
2020-06-17 12:45
#668
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
lol they had 1 or 2 fluke tournaments in 2013, when people didn't even know how to spray an ak yet
2020-06-17 12:46
maybe if all the good players leave, portuguese teams will leave tier 8-10 cs
2020-06-04 21:45
#220
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Portugal eilzinho 
hiding behind EU flag OMEGALUL i don't waste time with fakeflaggers and flag hiders
2020-06-04 21:46
is he wrong tho?))
2020-06-05 01:03
#523
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
don't know, didn't even read his comment
2020-06-05 10:28
he knows im right that's why he's mad and changing topics
2020-06-06 13:39
#230
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Finland BlackMatter 
Well said... Except how about all their experienced guys who could transfer their knowledge to the younger guys
2020-06-04 21:50
hiko>>>>>>fox anyday
2020-06-05 09:01
#524
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
at what? at getting carried by s1mple?
2020-06-05 10:28
#9 2013
2020-06-05 14:48
#570
 | 
Portugal eilzinho 
2013 CS OMEGALUL
2020-06-05 15:27
fox wasn't even #20 neither in 1.6 nor csgo
2020-06-05 15:29
He retired 5 years ago
2020-06-04 21:00
#94
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
4
2020-06-04 21:03
F
2020-06-04 21:00
#66
EAZY | 
Czech Republic prokda 
F
2020-06-04 21:00
really? What's next, skadoodle? dazed? He was already retired
2020-06-04 21:01
Skadoodle is fifth Valorant T1 player.
2020-06-04 21:21
#69
 | 
Portugal CrappyJayPee 
Another one
2020-06-04 21:00
#72
nitr0 | 
North America SomaRoss 
RIp King. F.
2020-06-04 21:01
#74
Peru dbie 
F
2020-06-04 21:01
I think its not a good move to switch to another game when you are somewhat good at one and you are 30 yo... but gl anyway
2020-06-04 21:01
go valorant
2020-06-04 21:01
ok
2020-06-04 21:02
#80
pronax | 
Kazakhstan iseka 
F legend
2020-06-04 21:02
OHMYGOD INHUMAN ERECTION
2020-06-04 21:02
#85
 | 
Poland zJe 
sad to see this.. he left cs for valorant..
2020-06-04 21:02
#87
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
Good luck
2020-06-04 21:03
Farewell legend
2020-06-04 21:03
at some point he was best csgo player in NA, watching his stream (VALORANT) he seems sick in valorant
2020-06-04 21:03
#229
 | 
Brazil oldStar 
+1
2020-06-04 21:49
#91
cam | 
United States girls 
NA top 1 player
2020-06-04 21:03
#92
 | 
Bulgaria gosholin 
F
2020-06-04 21:03
Age: 30
2020-06-04 21:03
#99
JW | 
Finland Ilucs 
Good luck. Hiko is a true NA CS legend.
2020-06-04 21:04
#101
 | 
Chile nachooww 
gl mr tec-9
2020-06-04 21:04
another NA noob going to Valorant xDDDDDD
2020-06-04 21:04
HE WENT TO MAJOR FINAL WITH SIMPLE IN LIQUID IN 2016, wtf mens)))
2020-06-04 21:27
#307
 | 
Brazil _Awper 
and was stomped kkkkkk
2020-06-04 22:13
#104
 | 
United States DiabIo 
lol, he was still playing cs? thought he moved to valorent already
2020-06-04 21:04
RIP legend
2020-06-04 21:05
invest:)
2020-06-04 21:06
Clutch king. F
2020-06-04 21:06
#115
 | 
Malaysia Suno[t] 
how is this guy a legend. Is it like devilwalk becoming a legend or something or is it a meme? Am I missing something here
2020-06-04 21:06
It's fine if you don't get it.
2020-06-05 07:36
no shit he revived his streaming career from sub 300-1k viewers on a good day in cs to 15-20k daily on valorant.
2020-06-04 21:07
#118
God | 
Russia amc20 
"Brand new game, brand new organisation, brand new team, brand new me." More like same shit player
2020-06-04 21:07
what? Hiko was awesome dude, respect him. Atlaest he deserve some respect. Yeah hes nuts in VALORANT if u dont valorant dont hate on guy.
2020-06-04 21:09
lol, he was still active?
2020-06-04 21:07
#120
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Hungary subzera 
cya bro
2020-06-04 21:08
Old CS players.
2020-06-04 21:09
washed up player go plays dead game, expected
2020-06-04 21:10
#126
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Finland Karppanator 
Just imagine signing a 30 year old to a reflex based Esport. He should not have a chance whenever the scene forms over there.
2020-06-04 21:11
Imagine talking shit about hiko’s reflex lmfao
2020-06-04 21:35
#268
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Yugoslavia St0ner_ 
You destroyed him fam
2020-06-04 22:03
#352
 | 
Finland Karppanator 
I know what you're referring to and I'd even say that that 1clip made his CS career, he never topped that irrelevant moment where he lost the round.
2020-06-04 22:33
ok lvl 6 faceit player, lul.
2020-06-04 22:22
Pleasr use ur brain before u comment something, ty
2020-06-04 22:24
VALORANT hahahahha
2020-06-04 21:11
Really nice player to watch back in the days, sadly he was irrelrvant for 4 years atleast right now, good luck in Valorant tho.
2020-06-04 21:11
#129
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Poland Kobel_ 
F
2020-06-04 21:11
I thought he already retired lmao
2020-06-04 21:12
he revive Ze Pug Godz with cJ and ANDROID instead, almost made it to the Berlin Minor if I remember
2020-06-04 21:28
#133
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Portugal Ames69 
f
2020-06-04 21:12
#134
fer | 
Brazil wlaan 
f
2020-06-04 21:12
#136
apEX | 
France MarcoXY 
bye sir
2020-06-04 21:14
#137
OK | 
Finland Ult1Mat3 
Oh not him too ;(
2020-06-04 21:15
more washed up boomer going to a game that won't last 4 months xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2020-06-04 21:15
Hiko seems like a really nice dude, all the best to him
2020-06-04 21:16
HIKO ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
2020-06-04 21:16
his stream is actually good so I'm okay with that.
2020-06-04 21:17
all noobs going to valorant hahahaha
2020-06-04 21:19
#149
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Estonia RopzTop1 
He wasn't already retired?
2020-06-04 21:20
finally...i feel the pain of those chairs
2020-06-04 21:20
legend
2020-06-04 21:21
F
2020-06-04 21:21
#160
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Spain elskio 
He was one of the best player from NA. Mr.Inhuman reaction.
2020-06-04 21:21
he wasnt retire years ago? lol
2020-06-04 21:29
#181
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
English?
2020-06-04 21:28
Legend
2020-06-04 21:23
F
2020-06-04 21:23
#166
 | 
Germany MTD3 
F GG GL
2020-06-04 21:23
F
2020-06-04 21:24
about damn time.
2020-06-04 21:25
#170
 | 
Europe LoookATme 
Goooooooooooooooood big hiko gonna mis u gl in valo
2020-06-04 21:26
is anybody surprised? no?
2020-06-04 21:26
Good Luck HiKo =)
2020-06-04 21:26
#175
 | 
Iraq DuncanAK 
another NA noob joining Valorant
2020-06-04 21:27
F Hopefully we can get inhuman reactions from him in VALORANT
2020-06-04 21:27
goddamn bro i dont want you to leave
2020-06-04 21:29
about time
2020-06-04 21:29
Nothing special, from whole career 2 episodes, ace and lucky pistol flick :DD
2020-06-04 21:29
#185
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Venezuela Jorge_ 
Valorant is now officially just the esport for washed up and old retired csgo players. Wouldn't be surprised if Olof started pursuing a Valorant career lmao
2020-06-04 21:29
#187
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United States hoobit 
F. You will do great things in Valorant
2020-06-04 21:32
ngl thought he retired years ago..
2020-06-04 21:32
rip <3
2020-06-04 21:32
Sad! Used to be the best NA player But it's very expected. It seems that every washed or tier4 "pro" from NA just lacks the love and loyalty for the game that EU has. (Which makes it the best region!)
2020-06-04 21:33
RIP, man was washed up even before caps were banned and total trash when he had to keep hes taco out.
2020-06-04 21:34
#196
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Europe AllowItFam 
wait he didnt retire already?
2020-06-04 21:35
#197
 | 
United States realFr0sT 
Good hes a washed up baiter.
2020-06-04 21:36
#198
 | 
Denmark rEkZA 
INHUMAN REACTIONS
2020-06-04 21:37
#199
potter | 
Ukraine Vovanx 
HAHAH BUNCH OF CUCKS SAYING HES WASHD UP!!!!!! MANS WILL BE MAKING BREAD FOR DAYS STREAMING AND PLAY VALORANT FOR 100T anyone calling him washed up is a jelly fuck
2020-06-04 21:38
WASTED
2020-06-04 21:40
HIKO HAD ALREADY RETIRED 4 YEARS? last relevant hiko was playing in 2016
2020-06-04 21:41
Hiko are u kidding me
2020-06-04 21:42
#209
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Poland Medel17 
Legend, gl
2020-06-04 21:42
What is this shit about lack of opportunities for veterans? Like veterans can’t be coaches? Cause that’s bullshit. Veterans can’t be analysts? Also bullshit. Veterans can’t be streamers? You got it, bullshit. There’s suddenly kids that are better than you and you’re the victim of the system? I’m wondering if this guy expected to play high level CS for his whole career. Delusional. Smh my head
2020-06-04 21:44
14 IQ take...
2020-06-04 22:06
#214
arT | 
Europe t.o.p 
INHUMAN REACTIONS
2020-06-04 21:44
Betrayer
2020-06-04 21:47
#225
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Brazil oldStar 
He is playing well in Valorant, "top player" now there.
2020-06-04 21:47
whoever leaves who valorant wont be missed xD just create an updated list and add all these washed up players there, no need to create these each time
2020-06-04 21:48
age: 30 ok bro
2020-06-04 21:49
#231
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Switzerland x676 
good bye NOOB!!!!!!!!!!
2020-06-04 21:51
#232
 | 
Denmark Jonasnhj 
He will be remembered for some legendary moments. Sleep well
2020-06-04 21:52
Good career. Memorable highlights. I always enjoyed watching his game. Best of luck in the future.
2020-06-04 21:52
#234
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North America Molnar42069 
He still played C's?
2020-06-04 21:52
GL NA clutch minister
2020-06-04 21:53
#237
jR | 
Other k23_puetz 
miss CSGO 2013-2016 :) New CSGO is shit.
2020-06-04 21:53
#247
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
Agreed
2020-06-04 21:55
#238
 | 
Italy AlCapone1925 
All rejected and banned csgo players going to lulorant,
2020-06-04 21:53
He's a legend and you are ignorant if you say otherwise
2020-06-04 21:55
#287
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Italy AlCapone1925 
When was his last good csgo year? We are in 2020 not in 2015.
2020-06-04 22:09
I know, but he is a legend either way.
2020-06-04 22:31
#642
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Japan 1dayumay 
+1, hiko had a huge impact on CS:GO
2020-06-10 19:46
he was irrelevant asf even when he was active. wtf is he known for? one lucky 180 shot and a lucky tec9 clutch on cache. nothing more. he doesnt deserve to be on the news of hltv.
2020-06-04 21:54
he was the clutchmeister of cs back then, he did more than just a 1v5 tec9
2020-06-13 15:45
#242
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Portugal Ponsas 
Inhuman reactions :(
2020-06-04 21:54
#244
 | 
Europe KappaKaako 
Hiko are you kidding me.
2020-06-04 21:55
Hiko <3
2020-06-04 21:56
#251
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India _Jazz_ 
Good luck Hiko for your Valorant career. Great personality :)
2020-06-04 21:56
The only reason i will be watching valorant tourneys
2020-06-04 21:57
#253
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Brazil diF1 
GL!
2020-06-04 21:58
#254
 | 
Europe EnceIsSoBad 
Let’s see Washed up... check No relevant team... check 30 years old or in his late twenties.... check NA based.... check E X P E C T E D
2020-06-04 21:58
bye hiko
2020-06-04 21:58
never liked him... irrelevant
2020-06-04 21:58
#259
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Poland Bascik 
"Hiko you kidding me?" Good luck master! 👊
2020-06-04 21:59
#261
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
VALORANT KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK BYE BYE FATTY THE MOST HATED PLAYER BY BRAZILIANS FANS I HOPE HE FAILS SO MISERABLY HAHAHAHAH
2020-06-04 22:00
Vai toma cu
2020-06-04 22:05
#369
 | 
Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
kkkkkkkk acehi um BR mama bola do Hiko kkkkk era só o que me faltava pqp
2020-06-04 23:01
Que isso mano. Puta merde perdeo talegado mano
2020-06-05 07:03
F gordao
2020-06-04 22:01
#265
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Brazil moonski 
omg so unexpected
2020-06-04 22:01
FalleN (in portuguese) to HiKo on a LAN Event: "YOU MUST GO ON A DIET, OBEAST" youtube.com/watch?v=_EwEeK_9QEo
2020-06-04 22:02
#292
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Yugoslavia St0ner_ 
Thanks for sharing this. But can monkey insult fat american ?
2020-06-04 22:10
insult is free counter strike: very offensive
2020-06-04 22:11
Cya hahaha that antisportive garbage is going to quit cs like u will get banned from this website
2020-06-04 22:21
Reported for being autist
2020-06-05 08:44
Reported for insult autists
2020-06-05 18:44
Dİd he actually say it?
2020-06-13 15:46
F
2020-06-04 22:02
Valorant kkkkkkkkkkk
2020-06-04 22:07
This guy was so loved here in Brazil. F legend, we will never forget♡
2020-06-04 22:08
#284
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Sweden Majlo_ 
I'm going to be honest. I thought he had already retired.
2020-06-04 22:08
+1 lmao He havn't played since march 2019
2020-06-04 22:11
#301
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Sweden Majlo_ 
I like you name/flag combo.
2020-06-04 22:12
#304
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Sweden Majlo_ 
I would like to know how this Alex Jones clip is related to this.
2020-06-04 22:12
#286
vberg | 
North America Mang0 
Full time professional cheeseburger eater?
2020-06-04 22:09
#628
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Switzerland banzB1CEPS 
lmao
2020-06-08 18:43
Another washed up NA bot switching to LULorant
2020-06-04 22:09
#289
 | 
Hungary raffai 
another legend gone:(
2020-06-04 22:09
#293
 | 
Russia chiptune 
F
2020-06-04 22:10
valorant lol
2020-06-04 22:11
#298
 | 
Brazil BAN_ASTRALIS 
F
2020-06-04 22:11
#306
Estonia rYm 
he was nothing for last 2-3 years anyway valorant is a joke btw
2020-06-04 22:13
#308
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United States EmperorTrump 
An official announcement by 100T twitter.com/100Thieves/status/1268588405..
2020-06-04 22:14
Top2 NA player of all time, a legend of csgo! Valorant might not be for me or you, but let`s just hope Hiko is successfull.
2020-06-04 22:15
#310
 | 
Brazil _Awper 
2020-06-04 22:15
#311
NAF | 
India FosFate 
He wasn't already retired? Well. F. But also, what's the point of picking washed up players for a team? Yeah, they could be replaced later if Valorant has an actual Esports scene, but still. And maybe washed up CSGO players are too good for Valorant, cause Valorant is clearly much easier.
2020-06-04 22:16
You answered your self. Some of these players are already mechanically great.
2020-06-05 07:45
#575
NAF | 
India FosFate 
Yeah, I know. And I'm pretty sure "washed up" csgo "bots" (pros) can easily be better than current OW/CoD/BR pros who will transition
2020-06-05 16:02
#313
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Sweden LordZoft 
Hiko not that way i follov him in his cs go u good we vant to se u in cs-go
2020-06-04 22:17
Its about time. Awful player
2020-06-04 22:17
#318
Boo | 
France mbl4 
rip legend
2020-06-04 22:17
rip
2020-06-04 22:18
Just dont ask him to reset rounds in fairplay
2020-06-04 22:18
I think scream will retire from cs too if valorant goes wild but scream is obviously a decent player on cs like he ever was so he waits.
2020-06-04 22:18
#353
 | 
Finland Karppanator 
He's already halfway out the door, he just needs a good offer and he's gone. He's possibly going to retire without an offer, the guy loves the new game
2020-06-04 22:35
yeah but I think he waits an offer any of the games so he might stay CS if he gets a good offer, who would do that though.
2020-06-05 07:50
this article comes 3 years to late
2020-06-04 22:19
#332
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr 
ChrisJ and Karrigan are the same age, just saying
2020-06-04 22:23
good luck and have a good time :)
2020-06-04 22:26
he was great in Liquid for sometime, dont know why usa scene not really wanted him in best teams later
2020-06-04 22:26
#342
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Romania SkipG 
That video when 1v4 was a rarity
2020-06-04 22:28
Thought it had happened 5 years ago OMEGALUL
2020-06-04 22:28
#357
chrisJ | 
Turkey Rhenie 
old news
2020-06-04 22:41
F Legendary
2020-06-04 22:43
#362
 | 
Sweden Fizze 
F
2020-06-04 22:46
#363
 | 
Chile strong221 
legends never die... gl in valorant
2020-06-04 22:47
#364
 | 
United Kingdom whatacliche 
His career ended years ago though. As usual, a washed up pro switching to VALORANT. Are you guys starting to see a pattern here? If you're a t3 in NA you just give up and move on to an easier game with lower skill ceiling..
2020-06-04 22:48
#367
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Turkey duxs1 
"how does he do this..."
2020-06-04 22:56
#370
steel | 
Other ToRu 
LMAO new kids will make him retire from valorant too
2020-06-04 23:03
Niiiice lez go hiko lez go valorant! Ready for valorant news on hltv
2020-06-04 23:04
Goodbye legend.
2020-06-04 23:05
I thought he did years ago.
2020-06-04 23:10
The disrespect in this thread. I mean I realize the man only had one really great year but he was a decent player up until the Liquid days. And he was a formative part of the scene. Literally no reason to be a dick.
2020-06-04 23:10
Eh. You know how people on the internet are. Also it's a valorant news so people are extra riled up cause they're dumb for some reason. Plus, he didn't really do any favors with the Brazilians lol.
2020-06-05 07:49
GLHF!
2020-06-04 23:13
Damn. It's so sad. Best NA player by far.
2020-06-04 23:13
#384
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Finland kkd69 
i thought he retired years ago
2020-06-04 23:14
Sad, first good NA player in CSGO
2020-06-04 23:15
rip legend. Gave NA some glory in the early days of GO
2020-06-04 23:18
#391
f0rest | 
United Kingdom Aelin 
gl Hiko <3
2020-06-04 23:18
#393
 | 
Finland veganisti 
rip another legend :( i fucking love you Hiko <3 first actually good NA GO player, i will always remember you and you always have a place in my heart <3 <3 <3
2020-06-04 23:21
fuck another NA legend retiring. :(
2020-06-04 23:24
#396
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Portugal dracø 
He played his part in the raise of the NA scene. He played his part on the rise of s1mple, bringing him to NA help him mature as a person and as a player. But tbh, his cs days were long gone, this isn't really news.
2020-06-04 23:25
gl legend. although he was not in the top sense for a long time.
2020-06-04 23:26
This is so sad Alexa, play despacito
2020-06-04 23:34
#402
rain | 
Norway apx- 
Expected and sad, but he was simply not good enough anymore.
2020-06-04 23:41
one of the most overrated players in history and i cant remember the last time his name has even been said.
2020-06-04 23:43
#460
 | 
Brazil Karlogaria 
+1
2020-06-05 01:25
#406
 | 
Poland SebL 
Was really inconsistent, we will always remember super star player.
2020-06-04 23:45
#407
ropz | 
Croatia KrenZZie 
Old Cache king!
2020-06-04 23:48
gl legend
2020-06-04 23:56
I ran into him in a casual lobby recently. The writing was on the wall from how he talked.
2020-06-04 23:57
best of luck to the guy, but Hiko are you kidding me??
2020-06-05 00:12
hiko are you kidding me???
2020-06-05 00:13
again?
2020-06-05 00:24
F
2020-06-05 00:44
#428
 | 
Poland gerald500 
HIKO ,CACHE WE REMEMBER 4 EVER !!!!! hf
2020-06-05 00:47
Ofc valorant
2020-06-05 00:52
Brand new throw hahaha
2020-06-05 00:54
#439
 | 
Finland 0lter 
Dude plays a game for like 20 years then decides switch at 30 because he couldnt make it as pro lmao laughable
2020-06-05 00:55
#466
 | 
United States Phamous3k 
Yeh... He's probably laughing all the way to the bank.
2020-06-05 01:51
#443
 | 
Slovenia ViaNNA 
F
2020-06-05 00:58
Lol
2020-06-05 01:13
#452
 | 
Russia Razor_88 
truck driver full-time job inc?
2020-06-05 01:15
hahahaha like he was doing ever...
2020-06-05 01:17
THE LEGEND OF CS OF NA CS
2020-06-05 01:19
#459
 | 
Ukraine volanchick 
cya bro
2020-06-05 01:19
as NA can't get any shit in CS, they migrate to valorant na fucking joke
2020-06-05 01:28
You will always in our hearts gg legendo
2020-06-05 01:33
#467
CeRq | 
Bulgaria v35 
VALERIAN OMEGALUL gl Hiko
2020-06-05 02:01
noob
2020-06-05 02:05
expected from the NA legend
2020-06-05 02:11
washed up players all going to Valorant OMEGALUL
2020-06-05 02:22
Good luck heeks. Time to nerd all these nerds brooo
2020-06-05 02:30
expected from washed up NA players
2020-06-05 02:38
Another one
2020-06-05 02:58
#477
tr1p | 
United States Rambeard 
Good luck to Hiko in Valorant :)
2020-06-05 03:25
Finally
2020-06-05 03:27
finally, stopped stealing checks hahaha one of the biggest chokers of csgo history.
2020-06-05 03:34
liquid still chokes sometimes to this day
2020-06-05 09:07
#480
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Brazil millerjmatos 
sad
2020-06-05 03:49
#481
f0rest | 
Estonia VssVK 
oh man will miss INHUMAN REACTIONS! thats defenetly the biggest names so far to go in recent times =( good luck in valorant i guess
2020-06-05 03:52
#482
f0rest | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina veasih 
Sad
2020-06-05 04:11
#487
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Russia rsvt 
Am i the only one who literally have no respect for those mouses running away to a different game just to have more money in their pockets?
2020-06-05 04:33
#488
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Singapore Kerk 
Theyre running away from a scene which has treated lesser players poorly for their merits. They are doing this for a living so its completely logical
2020-06-05 04:50
#494
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United States Phamous3k 
+4
2020-06-05 05:35
+1 everyone needs a living
2020-06-05 07:09
HiKo fRoD DaZeD JDM Fifflaren Make the Valorant team "Washed Dogs".
2020-06-05 05:06
f[at]
2020-06-05 07:03
#499
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Canada $t4Rboy 
VALVE has to get this under control and take the reigns back. We're going to go from Tier 11 CS to Tier 1/2 CS with all the failures in-between leaving. They were perfect plugin patsies to fill up the NA ProLeague brackets and now they're going to "make it pro" in another game, because they failed so miserably at being on the top of CS. Sad days.
2020-06-05 07:16
#527
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Russia RogueDecay 
cs as a core, was never about NA scene anyways, NA will just follow and never gonna truly lead esports.
2020-06-05 10:34
#530
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Canada $t4Rboy 
Competition has always been heavier in EU in CS, yes, but the NA scene is still a major facet of the overall success and is intertwined in the same history going back 2 decades. I'm a major proponent that proper scouting by orgs can find pro-level quality players who are just messing around in GE or FACEIT and not taking it too seriously. With proper support from orgs, players can easily be given the resources they need to develop into the next generation of pros. There has been a consistent stalemate the last 2 years which has not had detrimental effects on the NA scene because a new game comes along that'll pay them the same or more, and offer tier 1 org support, so ofc they take it, rather than putter around in Tier 7 CS with makeshift rosters. VALVE has deeply hurt the pro scene by not committing more to CSGO and development of professional and semi-pro CS. It's their own fault and they're really hurting the longevity of CS as it's slowly being knocked off its pedestal now by Valorant. Valorant will be popular in Asia, way more than CS was. It'll split the NA scene with CSGO and Europe.
2020-06-05 10:48
#633
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Lithuania eZaF4BYMAS 
messing around in GE, global elite? XDDDDDDD
2020-06-09 15:34
#669
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Canada $t4Rboy 
Some players are just really good at CS and they don't take it too seriously, due to more important aspects of life. In the pool of millions of players out there, if you think there's no s1mples or ZywOo's out there, that's crazy, lol.
2020-06-23 12:37
#671
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Lithuania eZaF4BYMAS 
global elite hAHAHAHAHHA
2020-06-28 16:46
#506
fer | 
Brazil leguiza 
vai fazer um regime gordão
2020-06-05 08:36
#509
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Ukraine YUR4S 
This is an international site, please write your comment in English. Comments in another language will be deleted. reported
2020-06-05 08:51
#594
fer | 
Brazil leguiza 
☻ ee
2020-06-05 18:31
LUL another one bites the dust LUL
2020-06-05 08:36
#510
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Poland BlackMP903 
F
2020-06-05 08:53
ok i guess hiko deserved a retirement news. but it's really like every 30yr old washed up csgo player is switching to valorant now :D i don't think a lot of them will have success
2020-06-05 09:02
#526
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Russia RogueDecay 
it does not matter since they're getting signed by orgs to pay the bills under any circumstance.
2020-06-05 10:31
Well played. I hope you will suffer in valorant and your life will be complete dogshit
2020-06-05 09:03
you retard bot, you mad cuz everyone leaving for valorant. just realize that csgo is uttershit
2020-06-05 10:35
Your mom is uttershit just as your dad, brother/sister grandma, grandpa utc.
2020-06-05 10:59
in case you didn't realize yet, only people who are bad in csgo and have no future are leaving the game. it's easier for them to still make some money in this new kidz mobashooter game.
2020-06-05 12:42
tenz had no future, ye right idiot xd
2020-06-05 15:24
newfag cucks, get a life this guy actually made the na scene relevant, have some respect look how c9 failed after hiko left the team in 2015
2020-06-05 09:07
#520
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
He got successful after few years more than ever wtf do u mean
2020-06-05 09:54
I mean he carried na cs scene from 2013, col and c9 reached major playoffs on katowice and cologne because of him I didn't say a single time that he wasn't successful after he left c9
2020-06-05 14:50
#572
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
Fuck me. I mean c9 was more successful than ever after few years when he left.
2020-06-05 15:36
Yeah, when both onliners were replaced with tarik and rush
2020-06-05 15:41
Other than a fluke major, c9 didnt do much actually
2020-06-13 15:49
#651
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
Cologne finals if i remember well
2020-06-13 22:12
#519
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Iceland Cirros_V2 
Valorant- retirement home lmao
2020-06-05 09:53
#521
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Brazil Roufas 
Best of luck in this next phase of your journey.
2020-06-05 10:06
#522
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Russia xtkjdtr001 
Ok wko asked
2020-06-05 10:26
a great guy. good luck further.
2020-06-05 10:55
#534
Took | 
Romania Took 
Big F
2020-06-05 11:19
I wonder when HLTV will do a article about elemeNt retiring
2020-06-05 11:32
...or method, or XeqtR, or Naikon, or Tentpole, or Tr1p, or so many more... Hoping that this kindergarten to have real knowledge about real great players is an illusion my friend.
2020-06-05 12:00
I don't understand the last sentence, but I hope everyone gets their retirement article.
2020-06-05 12:03
#545
REZ | 
Sweden katt1n 
The Norweigan dude that retired in 2011 or the noname Mongolian?
2020-06-05 12:38
#537
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France laglory 
F
2020-06-05 11:38
come on come on kylling vi skal finde den der spurgte
2020-06-05 12:07
#546
jks | 
Australia Rene_Gade 
Can we make a rule that any retirement posts have to be for players who were active in a team in the last 6 months? Also there has to be a difference between "retiring" and moving to another game..
2020-06-05 12:43
#579
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Brazil notfakeflag 
+1
2020-06-05 16:13
#550
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Poland mtumee 
I thought he retired years ago
2020-06-05 13:03
LEGEND!
2020-06-05 14:09
hiko retired years ago, wdym???
2020-06-05 14:41
Old news
2020-06-05 14:58
he hasnt been playing it for years, he doesnt deserve even a news
2020-06-05 15:06
cut fake legs
2020-06-05 15:21
he is retired like 5 years
2020-06-05 15:50
Never been his fan, but he had some great moments while ago. I just don't understand why would anyone sign him for Valorant (or pretty much any game) he's 30 yo and pretty much done. Maybe streaming is for people like him. Valorant seems so far like lesser CSGO to me.
2020-06-05 16:04
#578
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Brazil notfakeflag 
who cares about him
2020-06-05 16:12
#581
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United States RopzIsCute 
F
2020-06-05 16:32
#582
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Indonesia Journeast 
Hiko are you kidding me?
2020-06-05 16:40
I don't get why people are disrespecting Hiko when he's retiring just don't say anything if its negative. Also, saying "its true" is legit the worst reason to be a downer. F
2020-06-05 16:44
#584
s1mple | 
Sweden DiTzZ 
Actually a legend! But this was very expected, he hasn't really been on a team for a long time as far as I know, and he's been streaming Valorant daily since the beta lol.
2020-06-05 17:09
#585
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United States Bunker_Boy 
F
2020-06-05 17:18
He's better then all of you at CS still. Feelsbadman
2020-06-05 17:27
#587
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Libya nanaichini 
farewell and wish u well bring ur inhuman reaction and kill these valorant fags
2020-06-05 17:27
LMAO what a joke, a washed up player that couldnt even find a team to play CSGO quits to be a PRO in Valorant, that tells you alot to be fair..Tier 5 gameplay ;)
2020-06-05 18:22
I won't call him a "legend", but he Is definitely an iconic player. At least for NA. Sadly we never saw his previous form again. He just kept falling in irrelevance till he retired. And to the disrespectful kids saying he is fat and is sucking at CS i would only recommend them to watch a stream of his and you will see how much weight he has lost. Also he is having a great time in Trashorant and I cant blame him for trying to make a living of something he is already good at. You would do the same if CS is "treating" you the same way at your 30's
2020-06-05 21:16
s1 + Hiko <3
2020-06-05 21:22
#598
ropz | 
Finland drez_Fs 
fkng valorant
2020-06-05 21:45
#599
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Portugal wazupuzaw 
All noobs in cs:go go to valorant, an thats true Good Bye NA legend
2020-06-05 22:40
#600
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
GL Hiko, thanks for all the memories in CSGO.
2020-06-05 23:37
Basically.the only thing he's famous for is choking against LG. TWICE. I dont think he deserves to be called veteran. And the reason why he doesn't get opportunities like n0thing is both ot them are absolutely washed up. Dumbasses
2020-06-06 08:14
#604
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China hufengxiao 
INHUMAN REACTIONS!!!!!!
2020-06-06 08:38
Who cars
2020-06-06 08:56
me :)
2020-06-06 11:09
#608
Snax | 
Europe Bambi_AT 
respect, i'm getting old:(
2020-06-06 12:36
#610
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Latvia plecktrickal 
Good luck hiko! Legend of NA no doubt.
2020-06-06 17:49
#611
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Russia gavkik 
cheatbannedOJ
2020-06-06 19:26
By legend
2020-06-06 20:12
irrelevant truck driver
2020-06-06 20:49
Valoranzig
2020-06-07 11:39
rip lol
2020-06-07 11:46
VOLARANT WILL BE BIGGER E SPORT GAME IN 1 YEAR.
2020-06-07 21:15
#619
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Czech Republic EnterCZe 
Nice joke. In 1 year nobody will even remember that something like VALORANT was a game.
2020-06-07 22:55
It's been a good ride, Hiko. Team Liquid with him and s1mple was one of the most entertaining teams to watch, at least for me. Too bad they didn't win much.
2020-06-07 23:20
#622
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Canada Habbohotel93 
This is sad day for mr.blind
2020-06-08 01:35
he has been retired for years. nepotism reporting at it again
2020-06-08 03:12
This vídeo against luminosity is legendary
2020-06-08 06:28
i'd say he retired from the pro scene quite a while ago lol
2020-06-08 07:52
#626
tiziaN | 
Germany FREIER 
Bye. Will be remembered but not missed.
2020-06-08 17:42
Can't have shit in Detroit
2020-06-08 17:43
all washed up pros just moving to valorant
2020-06-08 22:01
RIP absolute Legend
2020-06-09 00:24
#634
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Macau fAKEs2j 
Finally those trash retired
2020-06-09 16:06
I didn't know he still played
2020-06-09 23:26
#636
Zeus | 
Peru xzjuanc 
Cool less garbage to the pro csgo community
2020-06-09 23:51
Should have stayed
2020-06-09 23:53
#638
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan 
Hiko and flusha are twin brothers.
2020-06-10 11:06
He was a very good player, didn't get everything out of his career. GL in the other game.
2020-06-10 11:52
#640
Xyp9x | 
Russia Ypp1 
Legend, sadly he didn`t win any major :c
2020-06-10 19:38
#641
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Japan 1dayumay 
ill never forget hiko 1v5 on cache
2020-06-10 19:40
almost was on faze
2020-06-12 22:50
#645
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North America joeS 
Why tf is this still on front page? lol
2020-06-13 14:48
Legend had left us ((((((
2020-06-13 20:33
30-year-old playing VALORANT with the kids.. nice one
2020-06-14 19:15
#654
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Greece her-1g 
In a year or so half pros will move over to valorant
2020-06-15 07:54
F for finally
2020-06-15 17:09
3 years too late m8
2020-06-15 18:42
FFFFF
2020-06-15 21:15
he never did anything notable in his cs career except a lucky shot
2020-06-16 02:29
What a failure of a career in csgo tbh. He never reached anything significant and only because na scene is small and bad. Dont forget it used to be waaay worse than eu.
2020-06-16 07:06
#665
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Portugal MCDOUG 
Trying to find a competition where everyone sucks to collect some bucks... This doesn't mean Valorant is a better game.. Only that there aren't any pro strategic teams yet, and he, and his new team, can be the few of the first to come up with strategic plays, adding it to his natural fps game sense (cs), will, probably, allow them to win. At least at the beginning. This is the real reason why a lot of former CS players are switching to Valorant, because in truth, the game is worse. Captain out
2020-06-17 00:47
#670
jOELZ | 
Finland ZAPAANS 
lol finally, i thought he was retired since 2015
2020-06-28 14:33
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