William “Meteos” Hartman has been announced as the starting jungler for the 2019 Spring Split by Optic Gaming.
Meteos has been involved in the NA LCS since season 3 and all eyes were on him once he made an impressive breakout performance as Cloud9’s jungler. Since departing that organization, he has played in NA LCS on and off, streaming in between. He then moved to Phoenix1 in season 7 and 100 Thieves when the organization debuted in season 8. Halfway through the season, Meteos was replaced by Đỗ “Levi” Duy Khánh at the 2018 Rift Rivals event and then by the current 100 Thieves starting jungler Andy “AnDa” Hoang. He was traded to FlyQuest in exchange for AnDa and played out the rest of the season for the academy team.
Meteos has been a fairly consistent jungler, so it only made sense that he scooped up one of the only remaining jungle positions left in North America. Optic Gaming had a rough season in 2018, but with their new addition of Lee “Crown” Min-ho and now Meteos, things can definitely change.