Meteos Stepping Down

Given the C9 League of Legends team’s performance this split and carefully evaluating the situation, Meteos has decided it would be best for the team to step down as our Jungler for Cloud9. We hope all our fans trust that this decision was his own and not made rashly. It was our aim to announce this on our own timeline but given the situation, we want to clear up any questions and concerns.

To be clear, Meteos is not leaving Cloud9. He will very much remain an important part of the team and will be working on another yet to be announced capacity. We also recognize that some of the language used so far mentioned an “emergency” update so we want to clarify that thankfully there is no health or family emergency. Meteos and the team very much appreciate the community’s concerns.

Will “Meteos” Hartman says “This was a difficult decision to make as clearly things on C9 have not been working out. I think stepping back for now and letting someone else jungle will help the team atmosphere and keep Cloud9 competitive in the LCS.”

“Meteos is a huge part of Cloud9 as well as one of the most talented players on our roster.” adds Jack Etienne, GM and Owner of Cloud9. “He is stepping down to be a sub for our LCS team but he will remain an active part of Cloud9.”

Coming out of retirement, Hai will be returning as shotcaller and jungler for this weekend’s LCS matches.

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