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OpTic parts ways with Hiko

Posted by Seth "sshogun" Sawant at 22 March 2017 16:11

Spencer "Hiko" Martin will no longer play for the North American team following his decision to step down as a ringer.

The North American superstar revealed on Twitter today that he has decided to step down from his substitute position with OpTic Gaming after a little over a month of play with the team. Hiko and former Team Liquid coach, Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu were brought onto the team in early February when OpTic lost their in-game leader Peter "stanislaw" Jarguz to Liquid, with peacemaker saying goodbye to the organisation just days prior to today's news.

Hiko was intended to stay with the team only through DreamHack Masters Las Vegas, but ended up attending IEM Katowice 2017 with OpTic as well, with the team failing to secure a playoffs spot in either event. As of the writing of this article, OpTic has yet to source an official replacement for either peacemaker or Hiko, but for last night's ESL Pro League match the team tapped Echo Fox's Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir to play as their fifth. For now, OpTic's roster currently stands as:

Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
United States Will "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Tarik "tarik" Celik
Spain Óscar "mixwell" Cañellas  

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