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|Country of Birth:||France|
|Birthday:||November 19, 1990|
|Alternate IDs:||SK LYBÜR, SK hyrqBot, hyrqBot TV, BLAST hyrqBot, Origine hyrqBot, hiraQ, HD hyrqBot, PA 1232A PY|
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John "hyrqBot" Velly is a French League of Legends player who is currently the manager for Sparta.
hyrqBot is a League of Legends player hailing from Nogent-sur-Marne, France.
His first foray in gaming included, but is not limited to StarCraft: Brood War, Counter-Strike, WarHammer Online, WarCraft III and Guild Wars. One game he played a lot is Defense of the Ancients (DOTA), which he played for four years.
He started playing LoL due to his friends inciting him to join them. He initially did not like the game and went back to DotA, only to notice that he developed a strong dislike for many of the game's characteristics. He soon came back to League, sticking to it ever since.
Initially, his family was not very supportive of his LoL gaming activities. However, they soon would be as he convinced them of how important this game is to him, as he started to make a name for himself in the League of Legends competitive scene.
On January 12th, 2014, hyrqBot announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends.
- His in-game handle's origins are divided into two parts:
- hyrQ is a reference to Hirako Shinji, a character from the Anime/Manga Bleach.
- Bot was the tag of an old friend's team, which he kept.
- Started playing Jungle because none of his friends wanted to play the role.
- He plays Mid in solo queue when he doesn't Jungle.
- Kev1n was the one to invite hyrqBot into the team's tryouts. He made it in one month before it was announced.
- Since Cyanide couldn't make it to Paris Games Week 2012 due to studying obligations, HyrqBot was chosen to temporarily replace him in the Fnatic MIX as jungler, as well as YellOwStaR taking the AD role, leading the team to victory.
- hyrqBot's tweet spurred sOAZ and Wickd to make a wager to decide which of them would participate in the Season 3 LCS All-Star Game in a Best-of-5 showdown. .
- He is fond of both Italian and French food.
- His time with SK Gaming allowed him to be exposed to different cultures, opening his mind even more than it was. It also incited him to provide content for the International scene. He was already providing loads of content for the French scene.
- He is a fan of basketball. His favorite basketball player is Magic Johnson
- His favorite music genre is Rap music.
|2012-11-04||ASUS ROG Paris Games Week 2012||Fnatic MIX 2 : 0 GSU Gaming|
|2012-09-30||LAN Lyon e-Sport #4||Millenium 3 : 0 GSU Cristal|
|2012-09-23||DreamHack Valencia 2012||Millenium 2 : 1 x6tence|
|2012-06-13||SNGT Season 1 Finale||BLAST 2 : 0 GSU Gaming|
|2012-05-28||CDiscount Cup 3||Team Sypher 1 : 2 Absolute Legends|
|2012-04-30||Absolute Pro League: April||Team Sypher 1 : 2 Moscow Five|
|2012-01-15||SNGT Lyon||BLAST 2 : 0 UBITEAM|
- May 8th - Shaunz and Hyrqbot give us the lowdown on LCS Allstars Paris (video) with onGamers
- February 10th - LCS EU Day 1: SK hyrqBot (video) with SK Gaming
- March 6th - Interview with hyrqbot from SK Gaming (video) with fragster
- March 6th - Interview with Hyrqbot from SK Gaming at IEM CeBIT (video) with GosuGamers
- April 16th - AMA SK hyrqBot, After ending 0-11 loosing spree vs Gambit ;) with Reddit
- June 23rd - Intertview with SK.hyrqBot (MOSCOW LCS, W2D3) with Rainloss
- July 2nd - Ask me Anything #2 - John 'SK.HyrQbot' Velly with SK Gaming
- August 14th - hyrqBot 'Grilled' (video) with Team Acer
- November 8th - hyrqBot: "They never let me leave the team" (video) with fragbite
- April 7th - Hyrqbot et Amerikhÿa lors de la GA 2012 (French video) with Team aAa
- June 18th - Interview Hyrqbot DH Summer 2012 (French video) with Millenium
- September 15th - Interview: Hyrqbot with Team LDLC
- October 9th - Interview d’HyrqBot par Inlights.fr Inlights
hyrqBot at Tales of the Lane
- hyrqBot announces his retirement (French and English). facebook.com
- hyrqBot's tweet twitter.com
- twitch coverage of the Best-of-5 match www.twitch.tv