StrongSide (video game player)
|Born||August 30, 1988|
|Hometown||Edgewood, Kenton County, Kentucky|
|League||Major League Gaming|
|Career prize money||$121,794.88|
Michael Cavanaugh (born August 30, 1988), also known by his gamertag StrongSide, is an American video gamer. He has been a professional Major League Gaming Halo player since July 2005 and has been a member of Status Quo, Final Boss, Heaven and Earth, Legendz, Carbon, and Warriors in previous seasons, but is not currently a member of a team. He currently works for 343 Industries.
Cavanaugh finished second in MLG's 2006 1v1 Halo 2 competition. His 2006 4v4 team, Legendz, placed fourth overall in the 2006 championship tournament. On June 13, 2007 Cavanaugh was awarded a $250,000 league contract from MLG. Cavanaugh grew up in Edgewood, Kentucky, United States. StrongSide's Halo 2 emblem was a yellow Cobra on a blue background. He won the MLG Las Vegas 2007 National Championship with Final Boss.
|Las Vegas Championship||N/A||1st|
|Los Angeles||N/A||3rd||Team EG|
|New York||2nd||2nd||Team Phreaks|
Cavanaugh's favorite game is Halo 3, with his favorite MLG gametype being CTF Pit. He uses Bumper Jumper controls, and a look sensitivity of four. His other favorite video games include Guitar Hero and many of the old school systems like Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64 and Sega.
He and the other members of Final Boss were given Recon Armor from Bungie.
He was an author of the Prima Games guide books on Battlefield 4, Titanfall.
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- 2006 MLG Pro's Choice Awards
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