Meteos to sub in for Phoenix1 against Cloud9 and Team Envy

For the first time, Meteos will step onto the LCS stage without a Cloud9 jersey (Jeremy Wacker)

William “Meteos” Hartman will be taking the NA LCS stage once again, but this time not for Cloud9, the team that made him famous. In fact, he’ll be playing against them. In their Week 5 matches, Phoenix1 will be fielding the jungler in their starting lineup.

In a Facebook post, Phoenix1 states the change comes as a result of current starting jungler Rami “Inori” Charagh having to head back to his hometown of Vancouver “to take care of a personal matter.”

Meteos came to prominence during the 2013 season with his farm-heavy jungle style and signature Zac play. His time on Cloud9 continued until the 2015 Summer Split, when he stepped down from the roster after the team struggled to find success. Since then, Cloud9 has called him up when they need him, most notably in their miracle run through the 2016 Summer Split and Regional Qualifier for Worlds.

Phoenix1’s first match with Meteos will be against Team Envy on Friday, February 17, followed by their match against Cloud9 on Sunday, February 19. For full coverage of the NA LCS, head over to the Yahoo Esports League of Legends hub.

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