Lasse ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Aukisti Urpalainen is the Finnish who currently plays as carry for Team Liquid. His nickname is often shortened to Matu.
‘MATUMBAMAN’ gained famed playing for the team Veni, Vidi, Vici at the Assembly Summer 2014, which was a tournament featuring Finnish talent. In September of 2014, Matu joined ‘Trixi’ in forming the Finnish team 4 Anchors + Sea Captain. While playing with 4ASC, the team achieved some decent results including 6th place at both the DrteamLeague Season 2 and at XMG Captains Draft 2.0. The group also placed 1st and 2nd at a number of smaller events.
Then, in August of 2015, ‘KuroKy’ formed 5Jungz and offered Matu a spot on the team. 5 Jungz won the Alienware Summer’s End Cup, and where shortly picked up by Team Liquid thereafter. ‘MATUMBAMAN’ has been with Team Liquid ever since and is credited with every success the team has achieved since their signing in 2015. After a disappointing finish at The International 2016 and a slow start to the 2016-2017 season, Team Liquid became one of the most dominant teams on the scene and managed to win The International 2017.
‘MATUMBAMAN’ has played with Team Liquid since they signed 5Jungz in 2015, and since then has been involved with their successes at the Manila and Shanghai Majors, EPICENTER 2016 and 2017, and The International 2017.