|Country of Birth||United States|
|Peak League||Challenger I|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
One of North America's most seasoned junglers, Meteos has a storied history, particularly while part of Cloud9. He is a two time NA LCS champion, and has attended Worlds in 2013 and 2014, finishing 5th-8th after getting knocked out in the Quarterfinals both times. Known for his Zac play and his controlled and farm heavy jungle style, Meteos is considered one of the best home grown talents for North America. After stepping down from C9's main roster and taking a break from competitive gaming, he was eventually traded over to Phoenix1 in 2017 and was one of the reasons behind the team's 3rd place finish in Spring. After P1 wasn't accepted into the franchised NA LCS, Meteos joined the newly formed 100 Thieves team. They would go on to reach the finals of the Spring Playoffs but lost them 0-3 to Team Liquid.
Meteos was born on June 13, 1993 in Massachusetts and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. He became interested in games when he was five after he used his dad's Game Boy. Before leaving school to play League of Legends, he was a sophomore at Christopher Newport University working towards a degree in Computer Science.
Meteos was introduced to League of Legends by his brother. His first earliest favorite champion was Singed. He played ADC in Season 2, but eventually switched to Jungle in April of 2012. He ranked up playing Skarner, a champion that came to be associated with him. He favored Jungle Elise in Season 3.
Meteos played "High Elo" normal games for a long time, earning over 3500 wins. At some point, he and a his friends decided to form Team Normal Stars to compete in Go4LoL tournaments. Although they were able to win consistently, they disbanded before the first LCS qualifying games because their top laner was too young to compete. He became friends with WildTurtle, who asked him to be a sub for Cloud9. Since the team hadn't decided on a Jungler, he asked if he could join full time. Meteos joined Cloud9 in early March after subbing for them in the MLG Rising Stars Invitational and IPL 6 qualifiers.
His original in-game name was "Long Dong" before it was changed to "Short Dog" for being offensive. But after an inactive name sweep, his current account's name became available. "Meteos" was the name he used in WoW for five years -- it comes from a Nintendo DS game by the same name that happened to be on his desk at the time he created his WoW account.
Meteos got one of his first tastes in competitive LoL as a sub for CLG Black during a King of the Hill tournament. Link, CLG Black's midlaner at the time, highly praised Meteos for his jungling talent and foresaw a bright future in him. At some point, Meteos and his friends decided to make a team called Team Normal Stars to compete in Go4LoL tournaments. Although they started to consistently win them after a few months, they disbanded before the first NA LCS qualifiers because their Top laner was too young. WildTurtle, whom Meteos met in solo queue, asked him to sub for Cloud 9 for a few tournament. TrickZ, the jungler for Cloud 9 at the time, continued to be unavailable. This gave Meteos more and more opportunities to spend time and play for Cloud 9 in tournaments such as MLG Rising Stars Invitational and IPL 6 qualifiers. As Cloud 9 continued to succeed with Meteos in the jungle, the team decided to keep him on their starting roster.
In February of 2013, Meteos was placed on Complexity as a substitute jungler.
On March 19, 2013, Meteos was part of a group of LCS players penalized by Riot for Elo-boosting. His accounts were suspended for 2 weeks and had all Season 2 rewards revoked.
On April 1st, 2013, the Cloud9 roster consisting of Balls, Meteos, Hai, SnEaKyCaStRoO, and LemonNation was acquired by Quantic Gaming. The team's activity under the Quantic brand was short-lived as the team was reacquired by a newly managed Cloud9 prior to their LCS debut against Team Dignitas. In his first LCS game, Meteos went 1/0/7 on Nasus. This would mark the beginning of his phenomenal KDA scores for the Season 3 Summer Split, where he finished with a record high 12.7 ratio.
Meteos and the rest of Cloud 9 went on to become the first non-founding LCS team to become champions in their inaugural split - a feat that is still yet to be replicated. They went on to become quarterfinalists in the 2013 World Championship having a received a first round bye for winning the Summer Split. In the quarterfinals, Cloud9 lost to EU LCS champions Fnatic 2-1.
At their first international pre-season tournament, IEM Season VIII - Cologne in November 2013, Cloud9 received a bye into the second round and competed against Gambit Gaming from Russia. Here, Meteos' Nocturne proved to be ineffective against Diamondprox and his squad. Gambit swept Cloud9 2-0, marking their second immediate exit from an international tournament.
In December, Cloud9 joined four other North American LCS teams at Battle of the Atlantic 2013, facing European champions Fnatic for the second time. With dominating performances by teammate Hai, Cloud9 took the series 2-0, resulting in an overall North American win at the tournament and $10,000 USD for the team.
Cloud 9 maintained their dominance in the NA region by winning their second consecutive LCS split, qualifying them for All-Star Paris 2014. Unfortunately, Hai's lung collapsed prior to the event, hospitalizing him and requiring the team to play with a substitute midlaner. Cloud 9 acquired Link from Counter Logic Gaming for the duration of the all-star event. The team went 3-1 in the group stage, losing only to SK Telecom T1 K. In the bracket stage were eliminated in the first round by OMG, losing 2-0.
In the summer playoffs, despite placing first in the regular season, they took second place overall, losing to Team SoloMid in the finals 2-3. The second-place finish qualified them for the 2014 Season World Championship, where they were drawn into Group D along with NaJin White Shield, Alliance, and KaBuM! e-Sports. Cloud 9 went 4-2 in the group, drawing with NaJin Shield for first place but losing the tiebreaker game. They were eliminated from the tournament in the quarterfinals, falling 3-1 to Samsung Blue.
Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3-2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1-3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.
Due to mid laner Hai's retirement, Cloud9's summer split did not go as well as their spring split had. After the 5th week of the split, the team was at a 3-6 cumulative record and part of a 3-way tie for 7th place with Enemy and Team 8. Looking to bring back their former shot caller, the team replaced Meteos with Hai, who switched positions to jungle, for the rest of the season.
- His first main was Singed
- Played mostly ADC in Season 2, but switched to jungler in April 2012
- Did not die once during the NA LCS Summer Promotion, thus holding a 45 KDA
- Is known for frequently eating Chipotle
- Gained such a reputation as a Chipotle eater that three bags worth of Chipotle food were placed next to him when Cloud 9 posed for Playboy in 2014
- Known for his Skarner, Elise, Zac and Nasus during Season 3
- In the Season 3 NA LCS Summer Split, he played Zac 8 times with a 100% win rate and a KDA of 39.3
- Had a 12.7 KDA in Season 3 LCS Summer Split, highest in LCS
- NA Season 3 Regionals MVP
- Meteos played the bassoon in high school and knows how to ride a unicycle. 
- Well known for being heavily sarcastic on his stream, as well as "blaming lag" for his deaths and responding to things with "that's so troll."
- Meteos has been banned for elo boosting along with many other pro players such as Rhux, Xmithie, Nyjacky, DontMashMe, Aphromoo, Chuuper
- Well known for playing uncommon junglers in soloqueue including, but not limited to Brand, Soraka, and Morgana
- Tabe considers him as a good jungler
- Known for an efficient, high farm jungling method as opposed to low economy, high pressure styles
- Accumulated nearly 3500 normal wins before switching to ranked games
- His original IGN was "Long Dong" before Riot changed it to "Short Dog"
- After an inactive name sweep, he changed it to "Meteos". It was the name of a Nintendo DS game on his desk while making his WoW account
- Played the trombone while in high school and had an old trombone warmup video go viral after HyperX and other NA LCS pros brought it up.
|2018-04-08||NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs||100 0 : 3 Team Liquid|
|2017-04-23||NA LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs||p1 3 : 2 FlyQuest|
|2016-09-05||NA Regional Finals 2016||c9 3 : 1 Counter Logic Gaming|
|2016-08-28||NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs||C9 1 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2015-12-12||All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5||NA LCS Allstars 1 : 2 Not found|
|2016-08-28||2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||C9 1 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2014-12-07||IEM Season IX - San Jose||C9 3 : 0 Unicorns Of Love|
|2014-09-01||2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||C9 2 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2014-05-11||All-Star Paris 2014||cloud 9 0 : 2 Oh My God|
|2014-04-20||2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||Cloud9 3 : 0 Team SoloMid|
|2014-03-15||IEM Season VIII - World Championship||c9 1 : 2 Fnatic|
|2013-09-02||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs||Cloud 9 3 : 0 Team SoloMid|
|2013-03-17||2013 MLG Winter Championship||Cloud 9 2 : 0 Velocity eSports|
|2013-02-20||Rising Stars Invitational #6||Cloud 9 2 : 0 Falafel Gaming|
|2013-02-13||Rising Stars Invitational #5||Cloud 9 2 : 0 Not found|
|2012-11-18||ESL Go4LoL NA #88||Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Not found|
|2012-11-11||ESL Go4LoL NA #87||Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Not found|
|2012-10-07||ESL Go4LoL NA #82||Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Not found|
- March 18th - MOBAFire TV: Interviews Cloud 9 Meteos at MLG Dallas (video) with MOBAFire TV
- May 11th - League of Legends NA Summer Promotion - Hai & Meteos (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 13th -
- Meteos talks about his match against TSM Snapdragon (video) with GameSpot
- League Out Loud - Summer Split Begins & Meteos Interview (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 18th - League Out Loud - Summer Split Begins & Meteos Interview (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 30th - MLG Anaheim C9 Meteos Interview (video) with Cyber Sports Network
- July 12th - Meteos talks about going against CLG in Week 5 at the LCS (video) with GameSpot
- July 18th - League of Legends LCS [SS WK 6] Meteos & Sneaky -Cloud 9 vs. TSM (video) with MachinimaVS
- July 26th - LCS Week 7 Day 1 - C9 Meteos "We take every team seriously" (video) with Leaguepedia
- August 5th - Meteos says Cloud9 Will Adapt to Patch 3.10 (video) with GameSpot
- September 3rd - Meteos AMA with Reddit
- September 21st - Meteos shares his thoughts on Cloud9's Scouting and Preparation (video) with GameSpot
- September 23rd - Off the Rift: C9 and Fnatic junglers discuss quarterfinal match (video) with LoL Esports
- September 28th - LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with Meteos (Will Hartman) (video) with LolKing
- October 12th - Meteos AMA on /r/summonerschool with Reddit
- October 29th - Sneaky & Meteos talk about worlds, offseason and life as progamers with LoL Esports
- November 24th - Meteos discusses C9's match against Gambit Gaming (video) with onGamers
- January 18th - Meteos talks about Cloud9's match on day 2 of LC (video) with onGamers
- March 8th - Meteos on their exhausting game against Dig and overrating Kassadin (video) with onGamers
- April 4th -
- May 9th - Meteos and LiNk on Day One of All-Stars (video) with onGamers
- June 19th - Meteos on C9's game play and his thoughts on the other teams and players in NA LCS (video) with onGamers
- July 20th - Meteos: 'Kassadin is the most obnoxious Champion of all time...' (video) with onGamers
- August 2nd - Cloud9 Meteos: “Every team in the LCS is really good right now" (video) with Azubu
- August 4th - Meteos Speaks: On C9′s Team Dynamic, ‘Korean Wannabes,’ TSM, ‘Don’t be Moscow Five,’ Scrimming SKT with the esports guy
- August 18th - Meteos talks C9's bootcamping for playoffs (video) with onGamers
- September 25th - C9 Meteos on Cloud9's performance on day one and missing American food (video) with onGamers
- November 18th - "I think we can take back first place": an interview with William "Meteos" Hartman with ESL
- December 7th -
- February 1st - NA LCS 2015: Meteos "When you're winning a lot it's really easy to get lazy..." (video) with SK Gaming
- February 15th - Meteos predicts CLG to win against TSM and shares thoughts on jungle Nidalee (video) with onGamers
- April 21st - Meteos on TSM vs C9 finals: "It feels like we really just messed up our 1v2 every game" with GameSpot
- May 25th - Interview with C9 Meteos: “It seems to be going in the right direction so far.” with News of Legends
- June 2nd - NA LCS 2015: Meteos - "The win doesn't mean we're better than TSM, we just had a better game." with SK Gaming
- June 24th - Recall with Thorin - Interview - C9 Meteos with HTC
- August 13th, „Vielleicht gründen wir ein neues Team“ (German and English) with Redbull
- August 25th - Face Check with guest Meteos with Vulcun FS
- December 22nd, Meteos Explains What Happened to His Challenger Team and What His Pro Future Looks Like with onGamers
- October 9th - C9 Meteos: 'I don’t feel like we played better than TSM...if they had been in our group they probably would have done better' with theScore Esports
- February 20th - Meteos on his LCS return, facing former teammates, and the chance he'll stay with YAHOO! Esports
- February 24th - METEOS ON HIS CAREER & LEAVING REDDIT: "THEY BUILD YOU UP, BUT THE SAME PEOPLE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN." with Blitz Esports
- March 5th - Meteos: “I told P1 when they reached out to me, ‘I don’t think I’m that good right now, but if you want me to play, I’ll play.’ It’s gone better than expected.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 17th - Meteos: "The losing team did everything wrong - that's how people see it, but that's not the case" by Blitz Esports
Articles & Videos
- June 18th - Meteos vlog #1
- July 28th - C9 Meteos Vlog #2 - "Streaming, Teamwork and Worlds"
- September 4th - Cloud 9 Meteos Vlog - Powered by iBuyPower | NA Regionals at PAX
- October 8th - C9 Meteos Vlog sponsored by GFUEL - Thoughts on Worlds and offseason
- March 29th - Meteos on banning 'Kassadinesque' Vladimir, out-smiting Saint, and free Barons by Samuel Lingle
- October 13th - 2016 World Championship: Quarterfinals Tease by LoL Esports
- February 17th - Redeeming Meteos: Repairing the narrative against Cloud9 by Kelsey Moser (esports.yahoo.com)
- February 23rd - Meteos's Rise From the Ashes Shows a Need for Subs by Cass Marshall & Xander Torres (redbull.com)
- March 17th - Meteos or Inori: A look at Phoenix1's jungle dilemma by Emily Rand (esports.yahoo.com)
- March 22nd - An unlikely spotlight: The return of Meteos by Emily Rand (esports.yahoo.com)
- March 28th - Template:Vid The top 10 players in the NA LCS by TheScore Esports
- Cloud9 and Unicorns of Love confirmed, get your tickets now! en.intelextrememasters.com
- Cloud9 to Hold Open Tryouts for Challenger Roster cloud9.gg
- Player Bio lolesports.com
- The Trombonas Brothers (including Meteos)' Trombone Warmup The Trombonas Brothers on YouTube]