Cyanide

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Cyanide
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Background Information
Name: Lauri Happonen
Country of Birth: Finland
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Birthday: November 15, 1994 (1994-11-15) (age 22)
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Competitive
Team: Origen
Role: Jungler
Favorite champions:
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Alternate IDs: USAISTHEBEST (NA), Fnatic Cyanide, Fnatic RockNRoll, Ding12 (KR), OGCyanide
Peak League:
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Platinum I (NA)
Peak League:
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Challenger I (EU)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
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 oSk Gaming
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
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 myRevenge
Mar 2011 - Dec 2014
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 Fnatic
May 2015 - Present
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 Origen
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Lauri "Cyanide" Happonen was previously the Jungler for Fnatic. He was a founding member of the Fnatic LoL squad. In December 2014, he announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends.[1] He joined Origen as a sub in May 2015.

Biography

Lauri was born and raised in Finland and grew up playing games, becoming more and more competitive as time passed. He eventually became an avid League of Legends player and has been known as being one of the scene's youngest professional players, starting when he was 15.

Season 1

Becoming known in the high elo ladders during Season 1, Cyanide found himself playing in the jungler role for oSk Gaming and started playing on the team with now long time teammate, xPeke. In February 2011, the line up was picked up by myRevenge. The team placed first at IEM Season V - Hanover Invitational but two months after acquisition, Cyanide and the rest of the line up left myR to join Fnatic. The newly formed team gained quick recognition as being a top team in Europe and solidified a place as one of the worlds best by competing and winning Riot Season 1 Championship in June 2011. The team then closed out Season 1 placing 3rd at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne, losing to North American Team SoloMid.

Pre-Season 2

With his team, Cyanide went stateside to New York to play in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York, winning in a dominating fashion, not losing one game as they placed first, beating SK Gaming 2-0.

Season 2

Cyanide had become known as a top jungler in the world, because of he and his team's increasingly strong performances in tournaments. In Season 2, Fnatic almost always placed in the top 3 in the majority of events they participated in, such as SK Trophy March and IGN ProLeague Elites. In August 2012, the Season 2 Regional Finals was held in Cologne, where the top 3 placing teams would be flown to Los Angeles for the Season 2 World Championship, for a chance to play for the $1,000,000 grand prize. Fnatic were unable to to qualify in the top 3, finishing 4th in the tournament, losing to Moscow Five and CLG Europe.

Pre-Season 3

After the tough loss at regionals, Cyanide and the team were able to bounce back strong, in preparation for Season 3, winning major tournament DreamHack Winter 2012, and placing 2nd against the world's best at IPL Season 5 Las Vegas. At IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne, the team went undefeated in their group and bested the Korean lineup consisting of players that took 2nd at the Season 2 Championship, CJ Entus. However, they were unable to beat the other Korean team, SK Telecom T1, in the finals, placing 2nd in the tournament. The team went on to next play in IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice, making it out of group stage but losing in the semi-finals to Azubu Frost.

In January 2013, his team had a chance to participate in Riot's new competitive league for the upcoming Season 3 for NA and EU, the Riot Season 3 League Championship Series, but had to play for a spot at the Season 3 Europe Offline Qualifier. Fighting out of the group stage and into the quarterfinals, Cyanide and his crew were able to best MeetYourMakers in a 2-0 set to win a spot in the league and the chance to be part of an extremely important and successful project in League of Legends.

Season 3

With the North American and European community extremely excited for the amped up events of LCS, Season 3 began with Riot's new league, a 10 week series with the continent's best teams playing against one another. Fnatic became the most consistently powerful team throughout the series, with solid jungle play and pressure from Cyanide. the team ended the 10 weeks on top, with an intimidating record of 22-6. Cyanide and his comrades had automatically reclaimed their spot in the league for the summer split, when going into the Season 3 EU Spring Playoffs. Being a favorite in the playoffs, the team showed their consistent, strong play-style, winning 2-1 vs Evil Geniuses and placing themselves in the finals against another team favorite, Gambit Gaming. In a close set of games, Cyanide with the rest of Fnatic were able to best the Russians, winning 3-2 and claiming the $50,000 1st prize.

Cyanide qualified for the Season 3 World Championship with his team Fnatic, finishing 1st in the Summer Playoffs. The World Championship was a success for Cyanide and the team, finishing at the top of their group and beating Cloud9 in the quarterfinals. Fnatic were eventually knocked out by Royal Club in the semifinals, though the team performed well throughout the tournament.

2014 Season

Cyanide and Fnatic started off their season at the IEM Season VIII - World Championship. The team came in 2nd, losing to KT Rolster Bullets in the Grand Final.

The Spring Split went relatively well for Cyanide and the team. A tight split saw Cyanide dominate the jungle with his
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 Elise. Fnatic ended the split in 2nd place behind SK Gaming, securing themselves a place in the Spring Playoffs. The whole team raised their game for the playoffs, which saw them emerge victorious after a win against Alliance in their semifinal match-up and another against SK Gaming in the Grand Final.

Due to Fnatic's performance in the Spring Playoffs, they had qualified to compete at All-Star Paris 2014, along with other regional winners from around the world. The team made it to the semifinals of the tournament, losing only to the world champions at the time, SK Telecom T1 K.

The start of the Summer Split was shaky for Cyanide and the team. Fnatic could not break into the top 2 until Week 7 of the split, at which point their main rivals Alliance were already a considerable distance ahead of them, in the race for 1st place. Despite Cyanide's impressive displays on
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 Elise and now also
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 Evelynn, Fnatic could only manage a 2nd place finish. The team aimed to put the split behind them and focus on the Summer Playoffs. A close fought win over ROCCAT in the semifinal meant that Cyanide and the team would face Alliance in the final. The match ended in defeat for Fnatic, but the playoffs saw the team seal their qualification for the 2014 Season World Championship.

The World Championship saw Fnatic placed in Group C with Samsung Blue, OMG, and LMQ. The team were only able to win 2 matches out of 6 in their group, meaning that they would go no further in the tournament.

2015 Preseason

On December 5th, 2014, it was announced that xPeke and Cyanide had parted ways with Fnatic. Cyanide announced his retirement.[1]

Trivia

  • Before the jungle remake, he was known for his
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     Lee Sin.
  • FI stands for Finland. For his IGN used to be CyanideFI before he changed it to Cyanide permanently
  • His favorite champion is
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     Gangplank
    • He pioneered jungle
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       Gangplank.
  • Was just 15 when he started playing pro LoL
  • Was known for his
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     Jarvan IV early in his career
  • Is known for stealing Dragon and Baron Nashor
  • Holds the Season 1 Championship medal in addition to 10 major tournament gold medals.
  • Sometimes plays unusual champions for jungle on his stream (e.g.
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     Ezreal)
  • Has a playful "love" relationship with xPeke

Achievements

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-17 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 : 3
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 Alliance
2014-05-11 All-Star Paris 2014
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 0 : 2 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 K
2014-04-17 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs Gold.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 3 : 1
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 SK Gaming
2014-03-16 IEM Season VIII - World Championship
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2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-24 IEM Season VIII - Cologne
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 0 : 2 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming
2013-09-28 Season 3 World Championship
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 : 3
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 Royal Club
2013-08-25 LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs Gold.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 3 : 1
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 Lemondogs
2013-04-28 LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs Gold.png Fnatic 
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3 : 2 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming
2013-01-20 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice SF.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 1 : 2
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 Azubu Blaze
2012
Date Event Result
2012-12-16 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne
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Fnatic 
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1 : 2
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 SK Telecom T1
2012-12-09 THOR Open 2012 Gold.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 2 : 0
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 Copenhagen Wolves
2012-12-02 IGN ProLeague Season 5 Silver.png Fnatic 
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1 : 3 Welogo std.png Team WE
2012-11-23 DreamHack Winter 2012 Gold.png Fnatic 
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2 : 1
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 CLG Europe
2012-11-19 RaidCall Dominance 1
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Fnatic 
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2 : 1 IWantCookielogo std.png IWantCookie
2012-09-26 4Players.de All or Nothing 6
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 Team ALTERNATE
2012-08-25 Campus Gaming Party: Berlin Gold.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 3 : 0 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers
2012-08-19 Season Two Regional Finals Copper.png Fnatic 
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0 : 2
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 CLG Europe
2012-07-03 IGN ProLeague Elites
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 2 : 0 Logo std2.png Teamless
2012-06-14 League of Champions Gold.png Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 2 : 0 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
2012-05-31 RaidCall PLAY Cup 2 Silver.png Fnatic 
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1 : 2 Acerlogo std.png Team Acer Poland
2012-04-04 RaidCall PLAY Cup 1
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Fnatic 
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1 : 2 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
2012-03-24 SK Trophy March
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Fnatic 
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0 : 2
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 Natus Vincere
2011
Date Event Result
2011-10-16 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 2 : 0 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
2011-08-21 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
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Fnatic Fnaticlogo std.png 2 : 1 Milllogo std.png Millenium
2011-06-20 Riot Season 1 Championship Gold.png Fnatic 
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2 : 1
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 against All authority

Interviews

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Farewell Peke & Cyanide - Thanks for the memories! fnatic.com