Chat with Major League Gamer Strongside
Cavanaugh is one of the top professional gamers in Major League Gaming. As a former member of Final Boss, "Strongside" won a National Championship in 2007. This season, he looks to join the young upstart team, Status Quo, and hopes to lead the team into the top tier of the MLG pro ranks.
Send your questions now and join Strongside in The Show at 4 p.m. ET Friday!
Buzzmaster (3:44 PM)
Strongside will be here at the top of the hour.
Grant George (Fort Frances, Ontario)
If Status Quo doesn't do so well at Meadowlands, do you intend to stick with the team, or look elsewhere?
Strongside (4:04 PM)
I think Status Quo will do very well at the Medowlands and even with we do not place in the top 8 I will still be staying with the crew. I have been working very hard with these guys and I want to stay with this group and work together with them.
TetraCleric (Orlando, FL)
How have you been meshing with Status Quo, and when can you put some gameplay on your fileshare?
Strongside (4:05 PM)
We have been meshing very well and everything has been going well, and I will try to have some gameplay up here over the next few days, so keep a look out in my fileshare for the gameplay.
Dave: (Memphis, TN)
Hey, Michael. What is Status Quo's strengths/weaknesses going into the '09 season?
Strongside (4:06 PM)
Our strength would definitely be that we all get along and we know how each person plays. We know what type of decisions each player will be making. We are very good at getting the objective done as a result. As far as weaknesses, I do not see any for this team.
You had an impressive victory over Instinct in your recent LAN. What do you think allowed your team to win in such a dominate fashion?
Strongside (4:08 PM)
Our team has been putting in a lot of hard work the past few months and we have been going over stuff day after day which has really helped us. We are really catching on to other teams playing styles.
Uncle Fred (Waterbury, CT)
What is the best game to play when you are relaxing with your friends? Are you competitive in every area of your life?
Strongside (4:09 PM)
Best game would have to be NBA Jam, and yes I am a very competitive person and I do not like to lose in anything.
Sam, Vancouver Canada
Which teams are you looking out for going into the Medowlands?
Strongside (4:11 PM)
We are looking out for every team, but I think one of the bigger surprises will be Triggersdown. I think they will be a very hard team to beat. When we LAN them, their skill level was right up there. I think they will be one of the top teams to beat. But we have to be ready for everyone.
How does it feel winning a championship?
Strongside (4:12 PM)
It feels great. It is one of the best feelings you will have at a Halo tournament. I am not even sure how to describe the feeling. You hold the throne, and that is great.
Prasad (Newark, NJ)
What up homes. What is your personal goals for your career? What kind of legacy do you want to leave in the MLG.
Strongside (4:14 PM)
My career goals are to start a dynasty and have this team go far, and I want to take these guys to the top and stay at the top. As far as legacy, I want to leave with a big name and be thought of as one of the greatest players of all-time. I also want to leave a legacy of having fun. Go with the flow and have fun with what you do.
Tyger, BC Canada
how would you describe status quo's style? are you map controllers like Old Final Boss, or run and gun more like Carbon?
Strongside (4:16 PM)
Well you will see a lot of new stuff out of us. We do it all. We are not one thing. We run and gun and when we need to set up on the map and hold, we do that. We do whatever it takes. We have it all down. We look at the situation and set up from there.
Can we expect you to be one of the top 2 or 3 players in the leauge this year?
Strongside (4:17 PM)
I have put in a lot of work, so I hope so. I will be playing every day. Expect some new and big things this year.
Chris (Carver, MA)
What made you decide to team with sQ a relatively unknown team, why them over an established team?
Strongside (4:20 PM)
Well I wanted to start something new. I am tired of team changing and having to worry about being on a team one day and not the next. People are changing teams everyday. I just wanted to be with a good group of guys who stuck together. I was tired of team splitting up after a bad tournament., I want to be on a team that sticks together after a bad loss and a team that works together. I wanted to be on a team with a group of people who were willing to put in a lot of time and who were willing to listen and go over gameplay and a strategies.
Strongside (4:27 PM)
Thanks to everyone. I hope everyone watches Medowlands tournament and if you are there, come over and say hi. I want o give a shout out to Mr. Pennacchio for making everything happen and all the guys on SQ (Ace, Flamesword, and Baby Totz) for putting in so much time. This is the most excited I've been about a tournament in a long time and that has to do with all the hard work you have put in. And I also a shout out to Neighbor, ElamiteWarrior and the entire Pennachio family.