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Meteos

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Meteos
OPT Meteos 2019 Spring.png
Background Information
NameWilliam Hartman
Country of BirthUnited States
Birthday6/13/1993
Competitive
TeamOpTic Gaming
RoleJungle
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Social Media
Team History
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C9logo std.png C95/20137/2015
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C9logo std.png C97/20155/2016
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C9Tlogo std.png C9C8/201512/2015
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C9logo std.png C95/201612/2016
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C9logo std.png C912/20162/2017
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P1logo std.png P12/20176/2017
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P1logo std.png P16/201711/2017
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100logo std.png 10011/20177/2018
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FLYlogo std.png FLY7/201811/2018
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"Meteos" (Real Name: William Hartman) is an American League of Legends player, currently a Jungler for OpTic Gaming.

Biography

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.

Career History

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.

Career History

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

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.

2014

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.

2015

Cloud 9 was the North American team fan-voted to IEM San Jose.[1] They defeated paiN Gaming 2-0, Alliance 2-1, and then Unicorns of Love 3-0 to win the tournament.

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.

After the end of the regular season, Cloud9 announced their intent to build a Challenger team around Meteos.[2]

Trivia

  • 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. [3]
  • 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.[4]

Achievements

2018
Date Event Result
2018-04-08 NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs Silver.png 100 0 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2017
Date Event Result
2017-04-23 NA LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs Bronze.png p1 3 : 2 FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest
2016
Date Event Result
2016-09-05 NA Regional Finals 2016 Gold.png c9 3 : 1 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2016-08-28 NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs Silver.png C9 1 : 3 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2015
Date Event Result
2015-12-12 All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5 Copper.png NA LCS Allstars 1 : 2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-08-28 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Silver.png C9 1 : 3 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-07 IEM Season IX - San Jose Gold.png C9 3 : 0 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2014-09-01 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Silver.png C9 2 : 3 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2014-05-11 All-Star Paris 2014 SF.png cloud 9 0 : 2 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Gold.png Cloud9 C9logo std.png 3 : 0 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2014-03-15 IEM Season VIII - World Championship SF.png c9 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2013
Date Event Result
2013-09-02 LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs Gold.png Cloud 9 3 : 0 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2013-03-17 2013 MLG Winter Championship Gold.png Cloud 9 2 : 0 VESlogo std.png Velocity eSports
2013-02-20 Rising Stars Invitational #6 Gold.png Cloud 9 2 : 0 FLFGlogo std.png Falafel Gaming
2013-02-13 Rising Stars Invitational #5 Gold.png Cloud 9 2 : 0 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-18 ESL Go4LoL NA #88 Gold.png Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2012-11-11 ESL Go4LoL NA #87 Gold.png Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2012-10-07 ESL Go4LoL NA #82 Gold.png Team Normal Stars 1 : 0 Blanklogo std.png Not found

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2017

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