How Hiko went from CSGO's Dad to VALORANT Superstar - Dexerto

How Hiko went from CSGO’s Dad to VALORANT Superstar

Published: 19/Oct/2020 0:18 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 11:37

by Bill Cooney


Spencer ‘Hiko’ Martin is widely considered as one of the best Counter-Strike players to come out of North America, but he was unable to ever hoist a coveted Major trophy for himself before switching to Valorant.

Now, Hiko looking to find new success in Riot’s FPS with 100 Thieves, despite helping to get Cloud9 and Team Liquid to where they are today as two of the top teams in professional CS:GO.

He was one of the first players to fully embrace Global Offensive when it initially came out, and fittingly enough, he was also one of the first pros to go all-in on Valorant – something that would become a trend shortly thereafter.

He’s joined by Nitro and Steel on 100 Thieves, who are often thought of as two of the top North American CS:GO products as well, and will be looking to capture some of the top-tier success that somehow eluded him during his illustrious Counter-Strike career.

Watching him play Valorant, it’s easy to see that Hiko hasn’t lost any of his aiming, mechanics, or other skills from the transition, but it remains to be seen if it will all be enough to get the trophies many think he deserves.


US Army National Guard CSGO Community Nights: How to enter & compete

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:38 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 2:43

by Calum Patterson


The US Army National Guard are running a series of CS:GO Community Nights and tournaments, all the way until December, with prizes up for grabs. Here’s how to get involved.

Starting in October, the community nights will offer up 30,000 points, which can be redeemed for prizes.

For the duration of the three-month-long series, players can also register their teams for bi-weekly tournaments, which will be held on the National Guard’s organizer page.

So, if you want to compete in CS:GO, participate in the community nights, and earn some prizes along the way, here’s everything you need to know.

How to register for National Guard Community Nights

First, you’ll need to be a United States resident to participate. Make sure you are registered here, and then you can sign up for each event.

Every player will begin with 1000 points, and be awarded 10 points for a win, or be deducted 10 points for a loss. The player with the most points will walk away with 10,000 points, 2nd and 3rd get 5,000, and 4th through 7th 2,500 each.

Links for all the upcoming community nights can be found below. Each night will begin at 12pm PT / 3pm EST.




For the bi-weekly tournaments, starting on October 18, players will be ranked on their wins/losses throughout this period. The top players will proceed to the next stage of the tournament and will be rewarded with Points, from a pool of 30,000.


To make things interesting though, Missions will be in-play for all matches, as a way to earn extra points. For example, actions such as getting headshots, clutches, bomb defuses, nade kills and more will be rewarded.

You will be set a mission challenge, for example, get 3 clutches, and succeeding will earn points.