Optic Gaming are slowly winning this off-season with the acquisition of veteran jungler, William “Meteos” Hartman.
With the addition of Meteos
to OpTic Gaming, let’s take a look back at his career. The impact he brings to a roster earned him the title as one of North America’s top junglers. Despite a two month stint with Quantic Gaming, he represented C9 as their jungler from 2013-2017. Through this time, C9 won IEM San Jose and became one of the few North American teams to make it out of groups at Worlds.
C9 holding the trophy after their victory at IEM 2014 San Jose
Since his departure from C9, he found new success on 100T placing 2nd in the 2018 Spring split. However, due to conflicts
in regards to synergy and cohesion, he was then traded to FlyQuest for jungler, Andy “AnDa
Source: Riot Games
Unfortunately, past teammates and coaches have voiced their concerns on Meteos’ strict view regarding how the game should be played. When people show signs of dissonance, he struggles to work with them. However, OpTic Gaming have also acquired 2017 world champion, Lee “Crown
” Min-ho through the off-season. With the amount of success he brings to the table, Meteos should have no issues with his new teammate.
2017 World Champion, Crown, becomes new mid laner for OpTic Gaming
With the off-season in motion, OpTic Gaming still have yet to confirm their bot lane. Fortunately, there are plenty of players in free agency who have not found a place to call home. Legendary bot lane, Pray and Gorilla
, have disbanded with Gorilla going to Misfits in Europe. Pray could be a strong candidate for the ADC position, however, there are no guarantees as this point.