Pro Player – OGRE 1
Name: Dan Ryan
Birthday: August 3, 1986
Hometown: Pickerington, OH
Pro Player of: Halo 2
Other Favorite Games: Halo 1, Starcraft for PC, Battlefield: Modern Combat, Super Smash Brothers for N64
Pro Since: January 05
Favorite Gametype: Oddball Midship
Controls: Duke controller – Default controls
Ogre 1, easily one of the most legendary names in competitive gaming, is often considered alongside twin brother Ogre 2 to be the best player in the game. The mythology behind the twin brothers from Pickerington is more than warranted, as the pair has won more national Halo: CE and Halo 2 tournaments than any other player. Alongside teammates Walshy and Saiyan, the Ogres have blazed the trail for competitive gaming and serve as a benchmark for competitive excellence and sportsmanship.
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Ogre 1 is known for his consistency, and rarely produces an off-game. To take full advantage of his astounding skill set, Ogre 1 is entrusted with Final Boss’ primary slaying role. Ogre 1 possesses keen awareness and uses his anticipation of enemy movements to keep power weapons safely controlled. A true marksman with the sniper, Ogre 1 is a constant threat to decimate opposing squads with a single clip. His clever tactics, innovative combat skills and complete knowledge of the game blow away both the competition and spectators alike.
Team: Final Boss
Career Highlights: Winning MLG 2004 and 2005 Championships
Media Appearances: EGM Magazine, BPM
Likes: Soccer, food, 2v2′s with my brother.
Dislikes: School, getting spawn killed.
Origin of Handle: My brother and I just wanted something people would remember, which is why we did OGRE 1 and OGRE 2. Being twins, it sticks in people’s heads. I was born first, and am therefore OGRE 1.
First Competitive Gaming Memory: My first competitive gaming memory comes from my very first Halo 1 tournament. The team was me, Tom (OGRE 2), OGRE 3, and NistiC. It was a small local tournament being held at Ohio University by the African American Brotherhood of OU. Now, at this time, Tom and I were sophomores in high school, and we had found out about the tournament from one of our older brother’s friends who went to OU. At this point in time, neither OGRE 3 nor NistiC were any good, and believe it or not, Puckett was the next best player from our town. However, Puckett could not attend the event, so we had to take what we could get. In the end, we completely dominated the tournament, and the Championship Match was something ridiculous like Team Slayer on Blood Gulch… where Tom and I each had around 20 kills, and Marty and Kevin (3 and NistiC) made up the rest of the 10 kills or so. For winning the tournament, we each received like, $25 dollar gift certificates to… some place–I forget… and most importantly, a certificate that said “African American Brotherhood: Halo Tournament: Respect My Gangsta OGRE 1,” which I still have to this day.
Competitive Gaming History:
|Event||Open 4v4||Championship 4v4||Open FFA||Championship FFA||Teammates|
|MLG New York||–||1st||–||9th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Dallas||–||1st||–||9th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Anaheim||–||1st||–||5th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Chicago||–||1st||–||9th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Orlando||–||2nd||–||23rd||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG NY Playoffs||–||2nd||–||13th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Vegas National Championships||–||2nd||–||–||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
Halo 2 — 2005
|Event||LCQ 4v4||Championship 4v4||LCQ FFA||Championship FFA||Teammates|
|MLG Washington D.C.||n/a||1st||n/a||Top 16||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG San Francisco||n/a||1st||n/a||1st||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Houston||n/a||1st||n/a||Top 16||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Orlando||n/a||1st||n/a||Top 16||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG St. Louis||n/a||1st||n/a||3rd||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Philadelphia||n/a||2nd||n/a||1st||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG LA Western CC||–||1st||–||13th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Atlanta Eastern CC||–||1st||–||11th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG Chicago Central CC||–||1st||–||7th||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
|MLG NY National Championships||n/a||1st||n/a||3rd||OGRE 2, Saiyan, Walshy|
Halo 1 — 2004
|Event||Championship FFA||Championship 4v4||Teammates|
|MLG Philadelphia||1st||1st||Clockwork, OGRE 2, Strangepurple|
|MLG Dallas||Top 8||1st (3v3)||OGRE 2, Strangepurple|
|MLG Chicago||Top 8||2nd||OGRE 2, Strangepurple, Saiyan|
|MLG Atlanta||2nd||2nd||Clockwork, OGRE 2, Saiyan|
|MLG Seattle||2nd||1st||KillerN, OGRE 2, Walshy|
|MLG New York National Championships||5th-6th||1st||KillerN, OGRE 2, Walshy|