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Infobox Player
hyrqBot   Statistics   Match History    

Player has retired.
Background Information
Name: John Velly
Country of Birth: France France
Birthday: November 19, 1990 (1990-11-19) (age 27)
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Role: Manager
Previous Role: Jungler
Favorite champions:     
Alternate IDs: SK LYBÜR, SK hyrqBot, hyrqBot TV, BLAST hyrqBot, Origine hyrqBot, hiraQ, HD hyrqBot, PA 1232A PY
Peak League: DiamondLeague.png Diamond I (EU)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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May 2011 - Nov 2011
OrigineOnlinelogo std.png Origine Online
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
BLASTLogo std.png BLAST
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Milllogo std.png Millenium
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
Sypherlogo std.png Team Sypher
Oct 2012 - Oct 2012
Milllogo std.png Millenium
Dec 2012 - Sep 2013
Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
Logo std2.png Team HD
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Spartalogo std.png ThunderBot SPARTA
Jul 2014 - Present
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Spartalogo std.png ThunderBot SPARTA

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.[1]


  • 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[2] 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.[3] .
  • 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.


  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
Date Event Result
2013-04-28 LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs Copper.png SK Gaming Sklogo std.png 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Date Event Result
2012-11-04 ASUS ROG Paris Games Week 2012 Gold.png Fnatic MIXFnaticlogo std.png  2 : 0 Gsulogo std.png GSU Gaming
2012-09-30 LAN Lyon e-Sport #4 Gold.png Millenium Milllogo std.png 3 : 0 Logo std2.png GSU Cristal
2012-09-23 DreamHack Valencia 2012 Gold.png Millenium Milllogo std.png 2 : 1 X6tencelogo std.png x6tence
2012-06-13 SNGT Season 1 Finale Gold.png BLAST BLASTLogo std.png 2 : 0 Gsulogo std.png GSU Gaming
2012-05-28 CDiscount Cup 3 Silver.png Team Sypher Sypherlogo std.png 1 : 2 Allogo std.png Absolute Legends
2012-04-30 Absolute Pro League: April Silver.png Team Sypher Sypherlogo std.png 1 : 2 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
2012-01-15 SNGT Lyon Gold.png BLAST BLASTLogo std.png 2 : 0 Logo std2.png UBITEAM
Date Event Result
2011-12-04 ASUS ROG Art to Play 2011 Silver.png BLAST BLASTLogo std.png 0 : 2 Sypherlogo std.png Team Sypher
2011-10-22 ASUS ROG Paris Games Week 2011 Copper.png Origine Online OrigineOnlinelogo std.png 1 : 2 Aaalogo std.png against All authority
2011-09-25 Frag-o-Matic 13.1 SF.png Origine Online OrigineOnlinelogo std.png 0 : 1 Logo std2.png Time to troll
2011-07-03 Lille Arena Silver.png Origine Online OrigineOnlinelogo std.png 0 : 1 Sypherlogo std.png Team Sypher




  1. hyrqBot announces his retirement (French and English). facebook.com
  2. hyrqBot's tweet twitter.com
  3. twitch coverage of the Best-of-5 match www.twitch.tv