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League of Legends: OpTic Gaming sign former 100 Thieves jungler for upcoming season

Published: 28/Nov/2018 1:02 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 1:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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OpTic Gaming have acquired a new jungler for their League of Legends team, and he’s a familiar face, having played for their North American rivals 100 Thieves the season prior.

William ‘Meteos’ Hartman has officially signed with OpTic on November 27, filling the final open spot in their main squad for the upcoming season.’

Their full active roster now features Meteos as the jungler, ‘Dhokla’ as the top laner, ‘Crown’ as the mid laner, ‘Arrow’ as the ADC, and ‘Big’ as the support. 

The announcement of this roster move was made via a post on OpTic’s official Twitter page, hours after their former jungler ‘Akaadian’ left the team for free agency.

Meteos arrives after having spent the last few months playing for FlyQuests Academy. He was traded to FlyQuest from 100 Thieves in July, which ended up becoming a drawn-out roster saga because FlyQuest’s active roster was full and Meteos did not want to play for their academy team at the time.

While with 100 Thieves, he played an integral role in their second place finish at the NA LCS Spring 2018 Playoffs, including having the best record in the Split’s regular season.  

Prior to joining 100T, he also had a successful spell with Cloud9, including a first-place finish at the IEM Season IX Major in San Jose, CA.

After starting off successfully with 100 Thieves, Meteos and the org eventually parted ways due to differences of opinion.

OpTic Gaming will hope that Meteos’ experience and pedigree of success will translate over to their team, which has had a largely unsuccessful start since joining the NA LCS. 

Their squad finished ninth in the Spring Split and seventh in the Summer, prompting management to broker some high-level roster moves so far this offseason.

In addition to letting go of Akaadian and acquiring Meteos, OpTic also signed Crown, a former World Champion with Gen.G (then known as Samsung Galaxy) in 2017. Crown arrived as a replacement for ‘PowerOfEvil,’ who left the org to join Counter Logic Gaming on November 24. 

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Mobile Legends esports event gets massive viewership on YouTube

Published: 21/Oct/2020 19:41

by Lauren Bergin

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The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Grand Finals that took place on Sunday 17 October has been identified as one of the biggest esports events of 2020, in terms of peak concurrent viewers.

While Mobile Legends may be unknown to many in the Western world, the game has cemented itself as one of the most dominant mobile games of the Southeast Asian mobile gaming scene. With millions of players worldwide, the game has become a behemoth in the competitive mobile esports environment.

Designed as a MOBA, the game sees the player join forces with four other players in an attempt to conquer the enemy base. It wears it’s League of Legends inspirations on its sleeve. Strategy and team composition are key, so it’s not your average handheld game.

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The Mobile Legends Grand Finals attracted 611,000 CCO viewers.

Mobile Legends YouTube viewership

This is even further proven by the fact that Sunday’s (17 October) Grand Finals attracted 611,000 peak concurrent (CCU) views, making it one of the most-watched esports events of the year, as highlighted by YouTube Gaming’s Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt.

Wyatt goes on to put the viewership numbers into perspective, noting that the recent ESL Pro League Season 12 Grand Final for CS:GO peaked at 316,000 CCO across both Twitch and Youtube.

Mobile gaming esports

When most people think of esports they imagine huge gaming arenas filled to the brim with glowing neon computers and young kids staring intently at their screens. However, mobile gaming is revolutionizing the way that we perceive esports.

With huge franchises such as Call of Duty now having a mobile professional scene, and rumors swirling about a possible mobile version of Riot Games’ newest title Valorant, mobile games are becoming an unstoppable force in the esports world.

It’s exciting to watch their expansion, especially in regions of the world where computer and console-based gaming are few and far between. Only the future knows whether mobile game titles will come to dominate the traditional esports scene, but until then it’s worth checking out Mobile Legends to see what all the hype is about.