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Meteos lashes out after 100 Thieves bench LCS star again

Published: 29/Jun/2020 5:44 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 5:49

by Andrew Amos


William ‘Meteos’ Hartman has found himself riding the bench for 100 Thieves again after a string of poor performances to kick off LCS Summer 2020. This time though he’s snapped, lashing out at management on Twitter for not listening to the players.

Meteos will not be taking to the Rift from Week 4 onwards for 100 Thieves in LCS Summer 2020. The two-time LCS champion is being benched for Academy jungler Juan ‘Contractz’ Arturo Garcia after a string of poor performances at the start of this split.


100 Thieves currently sit in tied-eighth on the ladder, with only one win to their name after six games. Meteos himself has had a less than stellar start, posting just a 1.5 KDA ⁠— the second worst out of any starting jungler.

Meteos playing LCS Summer 2020
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Meteos has been benched for Week 4 of LCS Summer 2020.

It’s not the first time Meteos has found himself riding the bench either. However, this time, the star jungler snapped, lashing out at 100 Thieves management on Twitter after learning about his benching.


“This is gonna sound like a troll post but just got word that I’m being benched after Week 3 Summer again. Not sure why I expected anything different,” he said on Twitter.

He singled out LCS coaches Zikz and JungleJuice, as well as GM PapaSmithy, for making the call to bench him against his teammates’ requests.

“Pretty weird to hear the players on my team didn’t know about or agree with the decision. All credit goes to Zikz, JungleJuice, and Papasmithy! Clearly the people not on the team know what’s best for it,” he added in a now-deleted post.


100 Thieves and Meteos parted ways in 2018 under similar circumstances. Back then, Meteos was benched for Andy ‘AnDa’ Hoang just three weeks into the Summer season, citing “a lack of chemistry and cohesion between the players and the coaching staff.” He joined ⁠FlyQuest after being dropped.

100 Thieves then went on to come third in LCS Summer 2018, while Meteos was stuck on FlyQuest’s Academy development team.

The same then happened during his 2019 stint with OpTic Gaming in Spring, when he shared time with Joshua ‘Dardoch’ Hartnett. Meteos did start the majority of games, but his split time eventually brought him back to 100 Thieves in 2020.


Meteos did clear up his stance after the initial set of tweets, stating that he’s “not really sure how else to express [his] anger about the situation.”

“[It] sucks to be scapegoated after the amount of effort I put into the team. I’ve never cared much about my stats and have always played to put my teammates in good situations. Of course my stats will not look good if we aren’t winning.”


100 Thieves have confirmed Meteos’ benching late on June 28. Support William ‘Stunt’ Chen will also be joining him in Academy, with Philippe ‘Poome’ Lavoie-Giguere replacing him.

100 Thieves will face off against Golden Guardians and Dignitas in Week 4.


League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos


Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.


However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
Riot Games
The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.


“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.


“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.


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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!