Meteos on stepping down: "I wouldn't call it retiring. I would call it taking a break"

by Daniel Rosen Jul 13 2015
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William "Meteos" Hartman wants to get back on the LCS stage.

The former Cloud9 jungler took to his stream to address his current hiatus from the team, confirming that he has no plans to retire from professional play.

"I wouldn't call it retiring. I would call it taking a break, if anything. I definitely want to keep playing," he said. "I plan on playing for a long time, as long as I can. Definitely gonna try to get back as soon as there's a good way to. I don't want to just jump on any team if it's not gonna go well."

Earlier this month, Meteos announced that he was stepping down from Cloud9's starting LCS roster. The team then announced that Hai "Hai" Du Lam would come out of retirement to take his place, but Meteos said that he wants to remain with Cloud9 if he can.

"Being part of C9, that's really something I enjoy being a part of," he said. "If there was a really good offer from another team and C9 didn't need me anymore then, I don't see why not."

In nine games with Cloud9 this season, Meteos has compiled a 3.04 KDA, averaging 1.1 kills, 2.5 deaths and 6.5 assists.

"From a life career perspective, the skills I used in LCS jungler don't translate to much else outside of LCS jungling," he said. "So stopping playing would be pretty stupid of me to do."

Daniel Rosen is a writer for theScore eSports. He enjoys long walks on the beach, sunsets, and banning Final Destination. You can follow him on Twitter.