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Background Information
NameJohn Velly
Country of Birth
BirthdayNovember 19, 1990 (age 30)
Favorite Champs

Soloqueue IDsSK LYBÜR, SK hyrqBot, hyrqBot TV, BLAST hyrqBot, Origine hyrqBot, hiraQ, HD hyrqBot, PA 1232A PY
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Team History
May 2011 - Nov 2011
OrigineOnlinelogo std.pngOrigine Online
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
BLASTLogo std.pngBLAST
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
Team Sypherlogo std.pngTeam Sypher
Oct 2012 - Oct 2012
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Dec 2012 - Sep 2013
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas
Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
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Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Spartalogo std.pngThunderBot SPARTA
Jul 2014 - May 2015
Spartalogo std.pngThunderBot SPARTA

John "hyrqBot" Velly was French League of Legends player and 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 12, 2014, hyrqBot announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends.[10]


  • 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[11] 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.[12] .
  • 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.

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

HyrqBot Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2015-06-152 Lyon e-Sport 7 LDLC
2 : 3Gamers2logo std.pngG2
Logo std.pngHD Doigby,  hyrqBot,  ShLaYa,  Nono,  Shaunz
2014-08-173 FACEIT Gamescom Challenge
0 : 1Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNiP
SK Gaming Primelogo std.pngSKP SmittyJ,  hyrqBot,  Kikis,  PowerOfEvil,  Zyzz,  Zytan,  InnerFlame
2014-04-212 Gamers Assembly 2014Logo std.pngHD Doigby,  hyrqBot,  ShLaYa,  Nono,  Shaunz
2013-12-15NQ EU LCS 2014 Spring Promotion
0 : 3Kiedys Mialem Teamlogo std.pngKMT
Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNIP Zorozero,  hyrqBot,  Nukeduck,  Freeze,  Mithy
2013-11-242 IEM Season 8 Cologne Amateur - Amateur Tournament
0 : 2CHWLogo std.pngCW
Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNIP Zorozero,  hyrqBot,  nukeduck,  Freeze,  mithy
2013-08-177 EU LCS 2013 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Kev1n,  hyrqBot,  ocelote,  CandyPanda,  Nyph
2013-04-284 EU LCS 2013 Spring Playoffs
0 : 2Eglogo std.pngEG
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Kev1n,  hyrqbot,  ocelote,  CandyPanda,  Nyph
2013-04-143 EU LCS 2013 Spring
17 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Kev1n,  hyrqBot,  ocelote,  CandyPanda,  Nyph
2013-03-079 - 10 IEM Season 7 World Championship
1 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK kev1n,  hyrqBot,  ocelote,  CandyPanda,  Nyph
2013-01-205 - 6 IEM Season 7 Katowice
0 : 2MiGlogo std.pngMiG Blaze
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Kev1n,  hyrqBot,  ocelote,  CandyPanda,  Nyph




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