Michael Cavanaugh (born August 30, 1988), also known by his gamertag StrongSide, Cavanaugh has been a professional Major League GamingHalo player since July 2005. Cavanaugh 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.
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 blue, yellow Cobra.
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 SNES, NES, N64 and Sega.
He and the other members of Final Boss were given Recon Armor from Bungie. His account has since been hacked and stolen.