North American esports organization 100 Thieves has shaken up their League of Legends roster in a major way.
The top seeded team from the Spring Split has traded William 'Meteos' Hartman to Flyquest in exchange for Andy 'AnDa' Hoang.
100 Thieves finished first in the Spring Split before losing in the playoff Grand Finals against Team Liquid. It came as a shock when they came out of the gates with a disappointing 0-2 start to the Summer Split.
Meteos was at the heart of the issue in the Jungler role for the slow starting 100 Thieves squad, but they turned things around enough to beat Clutch and OpTic on the way to an undefeated Week 3 and a 4-2 record overall.
The uptick in performance was not enough to convince the team a change wasn’t needed however, and Meteos was the one to be moved.
Jacob Wolf of ESPN was first to break the trade, before Meteos himself confirmed the news with a tweet of his own. Meteos also stated he has no interest in playing for an academy team, so his future is still up in the air.
100 Thieves and FlyQuest have traded Meteos and AnDa, team sources tell ESPN.— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) July 2, 2018
100 Thieves will start Brandini and Levi at Rift Rivals and FlyQuest will continue, for now, to use Santorin in its starting lineup. Meteos, according to his tweet, is unsure of his future.
Flyquest’s lineup will be unchanged, since AnDa was an academy prospect for them. 100 Thieves, however, will need to replace the hole left by Meteos eventually.
For now, Levi will jump up from the academy to take on the Jungler spot. But with 100T making the move for AnDa with an eye on the future, he may find himself in the lineup soon.
100 Thieves will be in action next on July 14th when they take on Team SoloMid in Week 4 of the Summer Split, while FlyQuest, with or without Meteos, squares off against Cloud9.