|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||June 13, 1993 (age 26)|
|Soloqueue IDs||C10 Meteos, C9 Meteos, Short Dog, Long Dong, ice cold water (KR)|
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Although born in Massachusetts, Meteos' hometown is actually Fairfax, Virginia. He started playing games around the age of 5 with his father's Game Boy. Before League of Legends, he was a sophomore at Christopher Newport University working towards a degree in Computer Science. When the beta for LoL came out, Meteos and his friends only played normal games. When the ranked ladder came out in Season 1, the group was reluctant to climbing the ladder since they didn't consider themselves to be "try-hards"; Meteos liked the no-stress environment with his friends and would especially get ladder anxiety when trying to learn things about the game.
Meteos played normal games for such a long time that the amount of wins accumulated caused his normal queues to last up to 30 minutes. At that point, he and his friends decided to play ranked solo queue to avoid the long queue times, eventually breaking into the top 20 on the ladder. It was at this point that other highly ranked players started to notice and be familiar with the notorious Skarner one-trick pony.
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 1, 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.
After the end of the regular season, Cloud9 announced their intent to build a Challenger team around Meteos. However, the team disbanded prior to playing any games, and when it reformed in April 2016, Meteos was not on the roster.
Instead of playing on Cloud9 Challenger in the 2016 Summer Season, Meteos rejoined the main roster, while Rush moved to Challenger. Favoring Rek'Sai and Gragas, Meteos re-acclimated to competitive play and helped Cloud9 to a 12-6 series record and a third-place finish for the Regular Season. In the Playoffs, Cloud9 defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals before falling to TSM 3-1 in the finals; their second-place result was their best placement since Spring 2015. In the Regional Finals, or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the World Championship for the fourth consecutive year. At Worlds Cloud9 made it out of groups in 2nd place with a 3-3 record but got knocked out in the Quarterfinals after an 0-3 loss to Samsung Galaxy.
Meteos left Cloud9 in February of 2017 and joined Phoenix1. The team finished 3rd in the regular season of Spring with an 11-7 record. In the playoffs they were knocked out in the Semifinals but managed to win the third place match 3-2 against FlyQuest. P1's Summer Season was much worse as they finished 10th place with a 4-14 record. Although they retained their LCS spot in the Promotion Tournament with a 3-0 victory over eUnited, P1 was not accepted in the newly franchised LCS for 2018. Meteos left the team in November of 2017 and joined the newly formed 100 Thieves.
- 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.
- On June 12, 2016, became the 6th player in NALCS history to reach 1,000 career assists.
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|Meteos 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2015-12-13||17 - 32||All-Star 2015 Los Angeles||Fire||0 : 1 RooKie|
- January 12, Meteos: on WHY this split is going to be REALLY FUN with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 10, Meteos breaks down his LCS debut for OpTic Gaming, differences between academy team with Tyler Erzberger on ESPN Esports
- February 26, Meteos: how he feels about sharing the jungle spot with Dardoch on Optic with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- March 11, Unfiltered interview: Meteos on jungling, team hopping, and his relationship with Dardoch with Parkes Ousley on Upcomer
- March 26, OPT Meteos: "It's been great playing with Crown. He's extremely nice, which is kind of rare for mid laners." with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- May 27, Meteos: 'Yuumi is the embodiment of what I don't like about the game' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 20, Postgame Interview 100 vs. OPT NA LCS Spring Split wk 1 day 1 with Ovilee on LoL Esports
- January 23, Meteos on how runes could make one-tricks less troll and why he's competing again with on Blitz Esports
- January 25, 100T Meteos: 'I really like my teammates, they're all super chill and easy to work with' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 28, Meteos on facing Sneaky, Zoe's LCS decline, and the upcoming patch with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 28, Meteos about similarities of Hai and Aphromoo: “It doesn’t feel like you’re being ordered around, it’s more like you’re being given directions.” with Izento on The Shotcaller
- March 17, Meteos on the Difference in Shotcalling Between Hai and Aphromoo - DBLTAP Exclusive Interview with DBLTAP on YouTube
- March 23, Meteos on ending 100T's lose streak, Sneaky's cosplay, and what could be hurting C9 with on Blitz Esports
- June 28, 100T Meteos: 'You’re training the guy who wants to take your job.' with on Chase Wassenar for Unikrn
- July 24, Meteos: deciding between competing or creating content with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 20, Meteos on his LCS return, facing former teammates, and the chance he'll stay with on Yahoo
- February 24, Meteos on his career & leaving Reddit: "They build you up, but the same people will knock you down." with on Blitz Esports
- February 28, Meteos's Rise From the Ashes Shows a Need for Subs with on Red Bull
- March 6, Meteos on his return and not taking thigns too seriously with on Slingshot Esports
- June 12, Q&A with Meteos: Being on a team is very similar to being in a relationship with on ESPN
- July 17, Meteos: Bunny FuFuu stepping down 'just came down to who the coaches felt was the strongest fit' with on theScore
- August 3, Meteos on Cloud9’s Summer Split performance and the TI vs League prize pool situation with on Yahoo!
- August 4, Meteos on the current jungle meta: 'Riot doesn’t really balance champions for competitive jungling' with on theScore
- September 8, Meteos on playing solo queue in Korea: 'I had less than a 50 percent win rate when I was there' with on theScore
- October 11, 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 on theScore
- October 10, Meteos: 'TSM probably deserves to be here more than we do' with on ESPN
- October 14, C9 Meteos on Ambition: 'If you go for a play and it doesn’t completely work you’re just going to get f****d' with on theScore
- February 1, NA LCS 2015: Meteos "When you're winning a lot it's really easy to get lazy..." (video) with on SK Gaming
- February 15, Meteos predicts CLG to win against TSM and shares thoughts on jungle Nidalee (video) with on onGamers
- April 21, Meteos on TSM vs C9 finals: "It feels like we really just messed up our 1v2 every game" with on GameSpot
- May 25, Interview with C9 Meteos: “It seems to be going in the right direction so far.” with on News of Legends
- June 2, NA LCS 2015: Meteos - "The win doesn't mean we're better than TSM, we just had a better game." with on SK Gaming
- June 24, Recall with Thorin - Interview - C9 Meteos with on HTC
- August 13, „Vielleicht gründen wir ein neues Team“ (German and English) with on Redbull
- August 25, Face Check with guest Meteos with on Vulcun FS
- December 22, Meteos Explains What Happened to His Challenger Team and What His Pro Future Looks Like with on onGamers
- January 18, Meteos talks about Cloud9's match on day 2 of LC (video) with on onGamers
- March 8, Meteos on their exhausting game against Dig and overrating Kassadin (video) with on onGamers
- April 4, Meteos on Cloud9's game against CLG and playing TSM tomorrow (video) with on onGamers
- April 4, Meteos talks about their match against TSM in the LCS Playoffs (video) with on onGamers
- May 9, Meteos and LiNk on Day One of All-Stars (video) with on onGamers
- June 19, Meteos on C9's game play and his thoughts on the other teams and players in NA LCS (video) with on onGamers
- July 20, Meteos: 'Kassadin is the most obnoxious Champion of all time...' (video) with onGamers
- August 2, Cloud9 Meteos: “Every team in the LCS is really good right now" (video) with on Azubu
- August 4, Meteos Speaks: On C9′s Team Dynamic, ‘Korean Wannabes,’ TSM, ‘Don’t be Moscow Five,’ Scrimming SKT with on the esports guy
- August 18, Meteos talks C9's bootcamping for playoffs (video) with on onGamers
- September 25, C9 Meteos on Cloud9's performance on day one and missing American food (video) with on onGamers
- November 18, "I think we can take back first place": an interview with William "Meteos" Hartman with on ESL
- December 7, Meteos on patch 4.20 jungling and competing at IEM San Jose (video) with on onGamers
- December 7, Meteos Interview - "Thanks to the fans this event!" (video) with on ESL
- March 18, MOBAFire TV: Interviews Cloud 9 Meteos at MLG Dallas (video) with on MOBAFire TV
- May 11, League of Legends NA Summer Promotion - Hai & Meteos (video) with MachinimaVS
- June 13, Meteos talks about his match against TSM Snapdragon (video) with on GameSpot
- June 13, League Out Loud - Summer Split Begins & Meteos Interview (video) with on MachinimaVS
- June 18, League Out Loud - Summer Split Begins & Meteos Interview (video) with on MachinimaVS
- June 30, MLG Anaheim C9 Meteos Interview (video) with on Cyber Sports Network
- July 12, Meteos talks about going against CLG in Week 5 at the LCS (video) with on GameSpot
- July 18, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 6] Meteos & Sneaky -Cloud 9 vs. TSM (video) with on MachinimaVS
- July 26, LCS Week 7 Day 1 - C9 Meteos "We take every team seriously" (video) with on Leaguepedia
- August 5, Meteos says Cloud9 Will Adapt to Patch 3.10 (video) with on GameSpot
- September 3, Meteos AMA with on Reddit
- September 21, Meteos shares his thoughts on Cloud9's Scouting and Preparation (video) with on GameSpot
- September 23, Off the Rift: C9 and Fnatic junglers discuss quarterfinal match (video) with on LoL Esports
- September 28, LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with Meteos (Will Hartman) (video) with on LolKing
- October 12, Meteos AMA on /r/summonerschool with on Reddit
- October 29, Sneaky & Meteos talk about worlds, offseason and life as progamers with on LoL Esports
- November 24, Meteos discusses C9's match against Gambit Gaming (video) with on onGamers
Articles & Videos
- March 27, Meteos explains how losing Tracker's Knife changed jungling - LoL Pro Tips by Blitz Esports
- April 6, How Meteos found his groove on 100 Thieves by Emily Rand on ESPN
- July 2, What the Meteos trade means for 100 Thieves, FlyQuest, and the rest of the NA LCS by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- February 17, Redeeming Meteos: Repairing the narrative against Cloud9 by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- March 22, An unlikely spotlight: The return of Meteos by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- March 23, Meteos Shower: The legacy of William "Meteos" Hartman by Kien Lam on ESPN
- June 3, Meteos: The return of the great North American jungler by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot
C9 Meteos 2014 WC
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- The Trombonas Brothers (including Meteos)' Trombone Warmup The Trombonas Brothers on YouTube]