Martin Styk 
Free Agent
Released from Cloud9
September 25, 2018
STYKO has been released from Cloud9, the team announced Tuesday.
After joining the team on loan back in July, STYKO's time with Cloud9 has now come to an end. He may have only been with the team for a few months, but his contributions were always felt. His release came as Cloud9 decided to bring flusha onboard full-time. There's no word yet on what's next for STYKO.
Subpar performance as stand-in
July 5, 2018
STYKO went 32/42 in Cloud9's 2-0 loss to Natus Vincere on Wednesday as Cloud9 were eliminated from ESL Cologne.
While it was not surprising to see STYKO struggle as a stand-in with Cloud9, his performance was still pretty lacking. He didn't go positive in any of Cloud9's five games throughout this tournament. In addition to his rough-looking KD in this series, he was only a 12/14 against Ninjas in Pyjamas on Tuesday and an even worse 13/35 against Astralis on Tuesday. He'll certainly look to get things back on track when he returns to mousesports.
Shrinks away in loss
April 21, 2018
STYKO only managed a 42/49 KD in mousesports' 2-1 loss against Ninjas in Pyjamas at DreamHack Marseille.
STYKO simply didn't bring enough to this series, and his team suffered because of it. He had a few nice moments scattered throughout the series, but it was never enough. This was especially true on Overpass when he put up just six kills during mouz's stomping. This continued into the final map where he again shrunk away and couldn't prevent his team from getting destroyed.
Unable to hold Inferno in loss
December 3, 2017
STYKO posted a 27/34 KD in the grand final loss 2-0 on Sunday against Natus Vincere at DreamHack Open Winter.
A rough start to Cobblestone didn't get any better, however, STYKO did help his team win their first round of the half with a quad kill hold on the B-bombsite. A few more rounds got on the board after his Round 7 heroics but it was too late in the half as Na'Vi took the 11-4 score. Unfortunately, in the second half, STYKO couldn't get past the defense for a five-round loss in the 16-4 Cobblestone slashing. After Na'Vi picked up the pistol round of Inferno, STYKO returned the favor with an upgraded pistol to pick up a triple kill and even the score. Both teams contested and tied 3-3 but STYKO broke the tie with a triple kill clutch on the A-bombsite. From there, the team picked up five in a row, including his triple entry-kill on the B-bombsite to secure the 9-3 lead. Na'Vi bounced back to pick up the last three rounds of the half and went into the second to dominate the field and take the 16-11 win on Inferno.
Clutch win over North Academy
December 2, 2017
STYKO picked up a 17/12 KD on Friday at DreamHack Open Winter with a 16-6 win over North Academy through Day 1.
North Academy got the started they wanted on Cobblestone with three quick offensive rounds to go their way. However, in Round 4 STYKO contributed to the strong defensive hold in the buy-round to finally get on the board. STYKO then continued to shut down and punish the offense of the Danes to pick up six straight to reset his opponents economy. Although the Danes picked up a couple more rounds, it wasn't enough to lessen the deficit to just five rounds in the 10-5 score at the half. Going into the second, STYKO's offensive side ripped through the defense to extend the lead further. His Round 20 1-vs-4 clutch on the B-bombsite crippled the defense of North Academy, which eventually led to a 16-6 win, posting a team-leading 104.8 ADR.
Stomps LDLC for the win
October 20, 2017
STYKO tallied a 21/11 KD on Friday, Day 1 of DreamHack Open Denver with a 16-4 win over Team LDLC.
STYKO would open the series on Nuke for the offense to jump out to a 4-0 lead aggressively. STYKO would then pick up a quad-entry kill into the A-bombsite to secure the bomb plant and the 5-0 lead. From there LDLC would pick up a few stray rounds, but nothing for STYKO to worry as he would take the first half 11-4. Going into the second, STYKO would remain composed and active on the rotation to shut down the offense from winning any rounds. STYKO would blast LDLC in the second half for a 5-0 blowout to take Nuke 16-4, posting a team-leading 111.8 ADR.
Slow start with smashing finish in sweep
October 3, 2017
STYKO picked up a 39/44 KD on Tuesday in a 2-0 win over BiG in ESL Pro League Season 6.
STYKO didn't have the best start on the defense of Game 1 on Cobblestone with a 3-0 deficit early on, but hope in Round 4 didn't merit the change. BiG gathered a massive 9-1 lead over mouz but the team managed to overcome with the help of STYKO's firm hold on the A-bombsite rotations to help secure the 9-6 score at the half. In the second half, STYKO was having a bit of a hard time trying to keep up with the rest of the action as the game went neck-to-neck leaving BiG reaching map point 15-14. Although in the following round, STYKO picked up a key entry-kill that allowed the team to overcome and force overtime. From there, both teams continued to battle but STYKO remained composed and finished off Game 1 in double overtime 22-20. In Game 2, STYKO held a firm defensive first half on Train to earn the 9-6 lead at the half. In the second, STYKO picked up a 19/12 KD and 78.7 ADR to storm through the second half to win seven out of eight offensive rounds to claim the sweep with a 16-7 Game 2 win.
Unable to hold his defenses
September 2, 2017
STYKO earned his 16/21 KD despite the 16-9 loss to FaZe Clan on Day 1 of DreamHack Masters Malmo.
STYKO's slow start on Mirage for the mouz offense picked up in the later rounds with opening kills and bomb plants to keep the economy a float despite the 4-0 deficit to start. In Round 12, STYKO ripped open the A-bombsite with a double entry kill followed up with a 1-vs-2 post-plant situation that didn't turn to his favor. STYKO gave up many rounds late in the first half but rebounded in Round 15 with a double entry kill into the A-bombsite followed by a bomb plant to help secure the half deficit 9-6. STYKO saved the second pistol round for his team with a 2-vs-1 retake into the A-bombsite to secure the round with a defuse. STYKO's smooth start to the second half was quickly taken away as FaZe Clan ripped through most of his defense for a 16-9 win.
Unable to close series sweep
August 26, 2017
STYKO picked up a 32/35 KD on Wednesday in a 1-1 split against FaZe Clan in ESL Pro League Season 6.
STYKO had a quiet first half performance until Round 12 with an entry kill on the B-bombsite to secure the bomb plant. In a 2-vs-2 post-plant situation, STYKO came out on top after picking up two more kills to secure the final round won in the half. With an 8-7 lead, his aggressive push through mid to get the double kill in Round 18 earned the team's third consecutive round won. Then, his Round 22 double kill hold on the A-bombsite got the team to match point, but FaZe won two more before mouz claimed Cache 16-9. Game 2 had a slow start but finally got the ball rolling in Round 11 with a frag and a defuse to secure the round on the comeback, down 7-4. STYKO then secured the first half with an 8-7 deficit picking up the last frag of the half. The second half started smoothly with a Round 20 2-vs-1 post-plant situation with STYKO coming out on top getting the last frag. Despite reaching 14 wins after taking a few rounds on the post-plant wins, FaZe edged over mouz 16-14.
Officially joins mousesports
August 8, 2017
The organization has officially signed the former HellRaisers star, mouz announced.
After being on the HellRaisers roster for almost two years, the Slovakian has now decided to join mousesports. The 23-year-old played a big role for HellRaisers, despite he mixed results from the PGL Major Krakow qualifier and 3-4th place at DreamHack Open Atlanta. However, mouz has had a complete list of mixed results throughout the 2017 year and hopes the leadership of STYKO will help chrisJ and company get back on track. STYKO will play his first official match on August 22nd in the first week of ESL Pro League Season 6.
Set to join mousesports
August 6, 2017
STYKO is set to join mousesports after plans fell through with OpTic's mixwell to fill in the void of denis on the active roster, reports of Jarek "DeKay" Lewis of Slingshot Esports.
STYKO has been active on the market of late with the speculation of joining mousesports, but those speculations are now becoming clear as mouz no longer plans to sign mixwell. STYKO has served HellRaisers well with his individual skill and ability to open the bombsites, despite the teams recent struggles missing the PGL Major and finishing 3-4 at DreamHack Atlanta 2017. As reported, STYKO could sign with the team early as Monday as he has apparently accepted the transfer.
Strong Game 2 not enough to prevent sweep
May 8, 2017
STYKO posted a poor 28/37 KD in HellRaisers' 0-2 loss to G2 Esports on Monday in the grand finals of DreamHack Tours.
After the terrible final game that HellRaisers had against Misfits earlier in the day, one may have thought that STYKO would have came out the gate strong in this opening game of the grand finals. That didn't happen in the least bit, though. He had no kills until Round 11 where he picked up a 3k for his only kills of the half. He tallied five kills in the second half, but they were destroyed 16-6 by G2. He came out much stronger in Game 2, getting a 3k in Round 5 as his team rushed out to a 7-0 lead. After that they all fell apart, though. This was perhaps no more evident than in the final round of the game where he tallied a quad kill and still lost the round. HellRaisers certainly have some room to grow before they can be consistently great.
Disappears completely in Game 2 of series win
May 8, 2017
STYKO tallied a KD of 26/35 in HellRaisers' 2-0 sweep of Misfits in the semifinals of DreamHack Tours on Monday.
STYKO started the opening game of this series strong, posting an entry frag in a Round 2 loss and 3k in his team's first win of the game in Round 4. He continued to be consistent in the rest of the game, before notching late doubles in Rounds 23 and 25 to give his team late leads. He closed the map with the final kill to secure the 16-14 win. For all intents and purposes, STYKO was asleep for the second game of this series. He somehow only had one kill in the first half and ended with just three in the whole game. The fact that they were able to win this game by a pretty one-sided score of 16-7 is all the more impressive when his performance is considered. This may have been okay here, he will certainly need much more in the grand finals.
Falls short in semifinals loss
April 9, 2017
STYKO went 34/39 in HellRaisers' close loss to FaZe Clan in the semifinals of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals.
In what is becoming a harrowing trend, STYKO failed to show up for his team when they needed him to. He put up a lackluster 15/22 KD in the first game on Mirage, as he never got into much of a groove at any moment. He also only managed a 57.8 ADR, which was second-lowest on his team. Not much changed when the action switched to Train for Game 2. While he did go positive with a 19/17 KD, he still output a low amount of damage. His biggest moment came in Round 26 when he picked up a big defuse under the cover of smoke to keep his team moving towards overtime. Unfortunately, they couldn't come up with the final win needed to force overtime, losing in Round 30, which is where his lack of damage certainly came into play. Still, this was a strong showing from HellRaisers as a team, and they should hopefully build upon this showing for future tournaments.
Rough showing despite win
April 9, 2017
STYKO finished HellRaisers' 2-1 win against North in the quarterfinals of the StarSeries Season 3 Finals with a 55/57 KD.
STYKO didn't manage to keep up with his team much at all in this series as a whole. He had one strong showing on Cache in Game 2, which proved to be the biggest deal since it was a game that came down to the wire. He was very consistent in the second half of that game, which is where HellRaisers managed to hold off North in a 16-14 thriller. In the other two games, though, he was a bit of an afterthought. He had a nice quad kill to start the second pistol round in Game 1, but fell failed to show up much in any other rounds. Game 3 was another poor showing from STYKO, but his teammates played strong enough to make up for his shortcomings and finished up the series with a 16-11 win.
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