Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen is a professional Dota 2 player who plays for Team Liquid.
MATUMBAMAN made a name for himself by winning the Assembly Summer 2014 LAN tournament with the team Veni,Vidi,Vici, in the process defeating Trixi's team FINSTACK in the finals and the team seppo13 (previously known as Team Menace) in the semi-finals. Throughout the games, MATUMBAMAN showed off his extreme mechanical skill on heroes such as Tinker and Ember Spirit and caught the eye of many Dota 2 fans. MATUMBAMAN later had the opportunity to try out for Fnatic with Trixi, but was not picked up as Fnatic disbanded shortly after. Instead Trixi formed the all-Finnish stack 4 Anchors + Sea Captain with MATUMBAMAN, JerAx, Vaalix, and Buugi in late September 2014. Shortly after in the beginning of 2015, JerAx left the team to join Team Tinker.
MATUMBAMAN was recruited to 5Jungz, formed by captain KuroKy to compete for the upcoming Frankfurt Major, where he was reunited with JerAx. FATA- and MinD_ContRoL complete the lineup. Before the qualifier for the Frankfurt Major started, Team Liquid announced their signing of the squad. With the new Team Liquid, MATUMBAMAN dominated the scene until The International 2016, consistently placing high in top competition. After some disappointing results post-TI6, Team Liquid returned to dominance in 2017, culminating in their victory at The International 2017.
|2018-05-06||2nd||Premier||EPICENTER XL||1 : 3||$200,000|
|2018-02-04||1st||Major||StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4||3 : 1||$135,000|
|2017-12-03||2nd||Premier||DreamLeague Season 8||0 : 3||$200,000|
|2017-08-12||1st||Premier||The International 2017||3 : 0||$10,862,683|
|2017-06-11||1st||Premier||EPICENTER 2017||3 : 1||$250,000|
|2017-02-26||1st||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3||3 : 1||$135,000|
|2016-08-11||7 - 8th||Premier||The International 2016||0 : 2||$519,262|
|2016-06-12||2nd||Premier||The Manila Major 2016||1 : 3||$405,000|
|2016-05-15||1st||Premier||EPICENTER 2016||3 : 2||$250,000|
|2016-03-06||2nd||Premier||The Shanghai Major 2016||1 : 3||$405,000|
|About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament|
- 2016-08-24 | Liquid Dota 2 Player Profile - MATUMBAMAN by HTC eSports
- 2016-08-10 | TI6 Not Playing Dota With MATUMBAMAN by Valve
- 2016-08-08 | TI6 Player Profile - MATUMBAMAN - Team Liquid by Valve
- 2017-08-07 | Matumbaman: "I'm more mature this time around." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of LiquidDota
- 2017-06-09 | EPICENTER Interview: MATUMBAMAN (Liquid) by Oleg Kulikov of Epicenter gg (trans. by Epicenter gg)
- 2016-11-25 | Meet MATUMBAMAN - Team Liquid - ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 6 by DreamLeague at ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 6
- 2016-05-31 | “We are the best obviously, come at us!”: an interview with Team Liquid’s MATUMBAMAN by Hans Oelschlägel of ESL
- 2016-05-24 | The Epicenter Epilogue: An Interview with the Players by lichter of TeamLiquidPro.com at EPICENTER: Moscow
- 2016-01-28 | MATUMBAMAN interview: Plans, personal life, view on the current scene by Andra Ciubotaru of DotaBlast at Starladder i-League
- 2016-01-16 | Интервью с Matumbaman @ Starladder i-League LAN by Inna Volochai of Dota 2 RUHUB at Starladder i-League
- 2014-11-27 | MATUMBAMAN: "Fucking Russians" by Sam Nordmark of Fragbite at DreamHack Winter 2014
- 2014-11-17 | Matumbaman - "We left [Fnatic] because we weren't given enough time to improve" by 2p.com at ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 2
- "The International Grand Champions". Valve Corporation. 2017-08-14.