Dan "OGRE 1" Ryan

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OGRE 1
Dan Ryan
Status Retired
Born (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 30)
Hometown Columbus, Ohio
Nationality United States
League Major League Gaming
Games Halo:CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo Reach
Nickname(s) OGRE 1

Dan Ryan (born August 3, 1986) is a retired professional Halo player. In January 2005, Ryan started his career as a professional Halo 2 gamer under the pseudonym Ogre 1. That same year, he and his twin brother, Tom Ryan (Ogre 2), won the gold in Halo 2 for the World Cyber Games.[1] In 2006, he returned with his team as a member of the Major League Gaming (MLG) four-on-four team Final Boss,[2] previously known as "Team 3D." In June, 2006, he signed a three-year contract with MLG worth 250,000 dollars. Ryan has been featured in Electronic Gaming Monthly[3] and BPM. He also made an appearance in all of the Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit episodes on USA Network in 2006.[4] His favorite game type is Oddball on the Halo 2 level Midship. Ryan grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

Gaming career[edit]

Dan Ryan began his professional gaming career playing at small local tournaments along with Tom Ryan, his twin brother. The two began to get involved with professional gaming after much success.[5] Since then, he has been a member of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 teams, some of which that have received media and gamer attention for finishing in the top of their tournaments and leagues. Some such teams include Team 3D's Halo 2 team,[6] Team StK, Team Domination, Final Boss. He and his brother also represented the United States in the Halo 2 competition at the 2005 World Cyber Games in Singapore, defeating the Canadian team to secure a first-place finish.[7] As part of Final Boss, he helped the team to win two consecutive Major League Gaming National Championships in 2004 and 2005,[8] before finishing the 2006 season by placing second to Team Carbon in a close 4–6 match.[9] Until the arrival of the 2008 season, Dan and Tom had not finished below 2nd place in a tournament. As the 2008 season started, it seemed as if Final Boss would pick up where they left off, winning MLG Meadowlands by defeating Team Classic. After placing dismally at the next two events, Final Boss dropped player Walshy to pick up another high-profile player from Str8 Rippin, Neighbor. Movement of players to different teams caused Final Boss to split their roster. Prior to the 2009 Pro Circuit, Ogre 1 was rumored to be retiring but was confirmed on the team roster of The Incredibles. Going into 2009, Ogre 2, the only original remaining member of Final Boss, had recreated his team alongside pro players Mackeo, Fearitself, and Victory X. After Meadowlands 2009, Ogre 1 officially retired from competitive gaming. Although he currently plays Halo: Reach, Dan now plays for Australian MLG team 'Immunity' alongside teammates Benno, Heff and Voltage.

Competitions[edit]

2009[edit]

The Incredibles

Halo 3
Competition Location Team 4v4
Major League Gaming Meadowlands 23rd

2008[edit]

Final Boss

Halo 3
Competition Location Team 4v4
Major League Gaming Meadowlands 1st
Major League Gaming San Diego 7th
Major League Gaming Orlando 5th
Major League Gaming Toronto 3rd
Major League Gaming Dallas 3rd
Major League Gaming Las Vegas 4th

2007[edit]

Final Boss

Halo 2
Competition Location Team 4v4 Free For All
Major League Gaming Charlotte 1st
Major League Gaming Meadowlands 1st
Major League Gaming Dallas 2nd
Major League Gaming Chicago 1st
Major League Gaming Orlando 2nd
Major League Gaming Las Vegas 1st
Major League Gaming Canada Open 1st

2006[edit]

Final Boss

Halo 2
Competition Location Team 4v4 Free For All
Major League Gaming New York 1st 8th
Major League Gaming Dallas 1st 9th
Major League Gaming Anaheim 1st
Major League Gaming Chicago 1st 9th
Major League Gaming Orlando 2nd
Major League Gaming New York 2nd 13th
Major League Gaming Las Vegas 2nd

2005[edit]

Team 3D

Halo 2
Event Championship FFA
Washington D.C. 1st
San Francisco 1st
Houston 1st
Orlando 1st
St. Louis 1st
Philadelphia 2nd
Las Vegas --
Nashville --
Seattle --
LA Western CC 1st
Atlanta Eastern CC 1st
Chicago Central CC 1st
NY National Championships 1st

2004[edit]

Team Domination

Halo: Combat Evolved
Competition Location Team 4v4 Team 2v2 Free For All
Major League Gaming Philadelphia 1st
Major League Gaming Dallas 1st
Major League Gaming Chicago 2nd 1st
Major League Gaming Atlanta 2nd 1st 2nd
Major League Gaming Seattle 1st 1st 2nd
Major League Gaming New York 1st 1st

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