Michael Cavanaugh (born August 30, 1988), also known by his gamertag StrongSide, grew up in Edgewood, Kentucky, United States. Cavanaugh has been a professional Major League GamingHalo player since July 2005. Currently a member of Str8 Rippin, Cavanaugh has been a member of Status Quo, Final Boss, Heaven and Earth, Legendz, Carbon, and Warriors in previous seasons.
Cavanaugh finished second in MLG's 2006 1v1 Halo 2 competition. His 2006 4v4 team, Legendz, placed fourth overall in the 2006 championship tournament.
Cavanaugh's preferred game is Halo 3 (with his favorite MLG gametype being CTF Pit), using Bumper Jumper controls, 4 look sensitivity. His other favorite video games include Guitar Hero and many of the old school systems like SNES, NES, N64 and Sega.
He along with other members of Final Boss had been given Recon Armor from Bungie. His account has since been hacked and stolen.