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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. 

Valorant

Movistar Riders drop Valorant pro for cheating in an official match

Published: 17/Jan/2021 17:01 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 17:22

by Joe Craven

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Spanish esports organization Movistar Riders have released Rui ‘rapaztriste’ Fonseca from their professional Valorant roster for using cheats during an LVP Rising Series qualifier. 

Professional Valorant is very much still finding its feet, with a plethora of new talents joining ex-CS:GO pros in the esports world of Riot’s new FPS. 

Movistar Riders are not necessarily a household name in Valorant, yet, but are one of the many esports organizations that have joined the game’s competitive landscape. 

However, their time in Valorant esports has now been marred by a cheating controversy, which has seen them part ways with one member of their roster. 

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Professional Valorant looks to have a bright future.

A January 17 statement from Movistar confirmed that Rui ‘rapaztriste’ Fonseca has been released with immediate effect, after being found to be using cheats in a January 16 match. 

The statement explains that, following on from a game in the LVP Rising Series, a number of the team’s players informed their manager of suspicious behavior and gameplay on the part of rapaztriste. 

Subsequently, an investigation was launched with the help of LVP and Riot Games, and Fonseca was found to be “using resources not allowed within the game to gain a competitive advantage.” In other words, using illegal cheats. 

“As a response from the club, the player is no longer part of Movistar Riders,” the statement finishes. “From here, we want to apologize to LVP and Riot for what happened and thank them for their speed and their availability to find a solution to the problem. Of course, we also want to extend our sincere apologies to all Valorant fans and tournament participants.” 

Fans were, quite understandably, frustrated with the player’s behavior, but glad to see the swift action taken by his organization. 

The remainder of the roster remains unchanged: 

  • Carlos ‘scarx’ Sanchez
  • Maks ‘kamyk’ Rychlewski
  • Mihály ‘Tishler’ Kállai
  • Michael ‘mikigoalie’ Buzek

It’s currently unclear who Movistar will look to sign to fill the vacant position left by rapaztristre.