|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||June 13, 1993|
|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 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.
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.
- January 20th, Postgame Interview 100 vs. OPT NA LCS Spring Split wk 1 day 1 with Ovilee on LoL Esports
- January 23rd, Meteos on how runes could make one-tricks less troll and why he's competing again with Blitz Esports
- January 25th, 100T Meteos: 'I really like my teammates, they're all super chill and easy to work with' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 28th, Meteos on facing Sneaky, Zoe's LCS decline, and the upcoming patch with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 28th, 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 23rd, Meteos on ending 100T's lose streak, Sneaky's cosplay, and what could be hurting C9 with Blitz Esports
- February 20th, Meteos on his LCS return, facing former teammates, and the chance he'll stay with Yahoo
- February 24th, Meteos on his career & leaving Reddit: "They build you up, but the same people will knock you down." with Blitz Esports
- February 28th, Meteos's Rise From the Ashes Shows a Need for Subs with Red Bull
- March 6th, Meteos on his return and not taking thigns too seriously with Slingshot Esports
- June 12th, Q&A with Meteos: Being on a team is very similar to being in a relationship with ESPN
- July 17th, Meteos: Bunny FuFuu stepping down 'just came down to who the coaches felt was the strongest fit' with theScore
- August 3rd, Meteos on Cloud9’s Summer Split performance and the TI vs League prize pool situation with Yahoo!
- August 4th, Meteos on the current jungle meta: 'Riot doesn’t really balance champions for competitive jungling' with theScore
- September 8th, Meteos on playing solo queue in Korea: 'I had less than a 50 percent win rate when I was there' with theScore
- October 11th, 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
- October 10th, Meteos: 'TSM probably deserves to be here more than we do' with ESPN
- October 14th, 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 theScore
- 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
- 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, Meteos on Cloud9's game against CLG and playing TSM tomorrow (video) with onGamers
- April 4th, Meteos talks about their match against TSM in the LCS Playoffs (video) with onGamers
- 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, Meteos on patch 4.20 jungling and competing at IEM San Jose (video) with onGamers
- December 7th, Meteos Interview - "Thanks to the fans this event!" (video) with ESL
- 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
- June 13th, 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
- 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
Articles & Videos
- March 27th, Meteos explains how losing Tracker's Knife changed jungling - LoL Pro Tips by Blitz Esports
- April 6th, How Meteos found his groove on 100 Thieves by Emily Rand on ESPN
- February 17th, Redeeming Meteos: Repairing the narrative against Cloud9 by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- March 22nd, An unlikely spotlight: The return of Meteos by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- March 23rd, Meteos Shower: The legacy of William "Meteos" Hartman by Kien Lam on ESPN
- June 3rd, Meteos: The return of the great North American jungler by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot
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