To catch you up, Cloud9 has changed things in the jungle. William "Meteos" Hartman has stepped down from the LCS team and Juan Arturo "Contractz" Garcia will step up from Cloud9 Challenger to the main LCS team. Contractz was recently featured in a video by C9 and expressed his thoughts heading into the upcoming split.
Meteos, 23, has been with the C9 organization since 2013. He's stepped away before back in 2015, citing that the team was underperforming with him as the shot caller and starting jungler. For the duration of the split, Meteos would be the substitute jungler while Hai "Hai" Du Lam took over as the starter and shot caller.
"I haven't mained jungle for that long," said Contractz. "I've probably mained it for a year and a half." While on the outside Contractz may seem inexperienced, he plays the complete opposite. As a 16 year old in the challenger circuit, Contractz was a stand out. During the 2016 NA CS Summer Split, he finished with 38 kills which was fourth most among all players. Now as a 17 year old, he's eligible to compete in the LCS.
Contractz began his career with Zenith eSports in 2015 then moved to Ember for a short stint before joining the Cloud9 organization.
"I haven't mained jungle for that long... I've probably mained it for a year and a half." - Contractz
"I definitely do think I have large shoes to fill with Meteos stepping down and me coming up," Contactz said. "I think over time I will definitely have a good showing in LCS because of my team coaches that are supporting me in becoming a really good jungler."
"I definitely do think I have large shoes to fill with Meteos stepping down and me coming up." - Contactz
Cloud9 will head into the upcoming split with the following roster:
Top - Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong
Jungle -Juan Arturo "Contractz" Garcia
Mid - Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen
AD Carry - Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi
Support - Andy "Smoothie" Ta