“Hiko” Martin who plays as a professional Valorant player in competitive games has finally announced his retirement at the age of 32. After over a decade of competing in Esports tournaments, the player is all set to move towards content creation. He was a part of 100 Thieves in competitive Valorant tournaments.
Hiko’s next move after retirement would be full-time content creation for 100 Thieves itself. In a statement after announcing his statement, he said “I plan on dedicating all of my focus and energy to streaming and creating unique new content you guys have never seen me in before”.
He'll be a full-time content creator for 100 Thieves going forward.
— George Geddes (@GeorgeCGed) April 12, 2022
Hiko Retires At The Age Of 32
Valorant was officially launched on 2nd June 2020. On June 4th, 2020 Hiko Martin officially joined 100 Thieves and they announced their participation in Valorant Esports tournaments. Three weeks later the official team was finalized. Apart from Hiko the original team consisted of Valliate, YaBoiDre, Venerated, and Pride. On 14th August 2020, all the other players expect from Hiko were released as a part of the team.
A special message from the captain of clutch, @Hiko.
— 100 Thieves Esports (@100T_Esports) April 12, 2022
From 2020 until his retirement he has been an integral part of the team. He joined the team as a Valorant player and often acts as an in-game initiator with his main agents being Sova.
Hiko joined the competitive gaming world as a player of Counter-Strike 1.6 in 2010. Eventually, he moved on to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(CS:GO) in 2012. As a CS:GO player in his starting days he got to play for Complexity Gaming, iBUYPOWER, and Rogue. During his journey with Cloud9, he gathered a massive fanbase by clutching the most number of rounds. From 2015 to 2017 Hiko was a part of Team Liquid which is considered as his best years.
During VCT NA Stage 3 Challengers playoffs 100 Thieves qualified to Masters Berlin standing just below Sentinels. At Berlin, they completed the tournament standing in 3rd to 4th place.
Hiko Martin’s Gaming Gears and Settings
Overall it can rightly be said that Hiko had an amazing career competing in Esports. His retirement came as a shock for all 100 Thieves fans.
Hiko has always used best gears possible to play. The following are the list of equipment’s used by the player.
Monitor: Alienware AW2521H
Refresh Rate: 360 Hz
Keyboard: Glorious GMMK TKL
Mouse: Finalmouse Starlight Phantom
Mousepad: Esports Tiger LongTeng
Headphones: JBL Quantum 400
In-game Resolution: 1920×1080
As Hiko is all set to start his career of full time content creation for 100 Thieves, it will be exciting to see the response he will receive eventually.