William “Meteos” Hartman, the jungle player for League of legends Team 100 Thieves was deployed for week four of the LCS and he’s not happy with the decision. He leaves out his frustrations in a series of tweets.
100 thieves got off to a bad start in the LCS summer split. After three weeks they play in eighth place with a poor 1-5 record. Only the winless team Dignitas had a worse start to the season, and 100 Thieves’ problems got worse this week as they lost a close game against TSM thanks to a backdoor game that could have been avoided.
As a result of the poor start to the breakup, the 100 Thieves coaching staff decided to put Meteos on the bench for the coming game week. He will be replaced by Juan “Contractz” Arturo Garcia, the jungler of the 100 Thieves Academy team, who has played well in recent competitions.
After Meteos found out that he would be sitting on a bench, he went to Twitter to express his frustrations. The tweets have since been deleted, but he blamed the coaches of 100 thieves.
“It will sound like a troll post, but I just found out that I’m back on the bench after the summer of the third week.” Read his first tweet. “I’m not sure why I expected anything else.”
“It is quite strange to hear that the players on my team knew nothing about the decision or agreed to it. All credit goes to @Zikz @JungleJuice and @Papasmithy, ”he continued. “The people who are not on the team clearly know what is best for it.”
As expected, his tweets, which called the coaching team, led to some setbacks in the community, with many people saying the move was unprofessional. Meteos then replied to these allegations with further tweets.
“I can see why people call me unprofessional because of my tweets, and I’m not sure how else to express my anger about the situation. It’s a shame to be a scapegoat after the effort I put into the team, ”read one.
“I never really bothered with my stats and always played to put my teammates in good situations. Of course, my stats won’t look good if we don’t win, ”he added.
Not surprisingly, all of these tweets were quickly deleted. The only tweet that still related to the incident was simply, “Maybe it’s a blessing.”
There is no doubt that this will not help Meteos’ quest to return to the 100 Thieves LCS team on the grid. A point that his professional colleague from Team Liquid Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen made after the incident in his Twitch stream.
Only time will tell if Meteos will ever play for 100 thieves in the LCS again, but at this point you have to think that this seems unlikely. It is not a good thing to call your coaching staff in public and let off steam in social media this way.