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Ryan "Batchford" Batchelor is a Halo esports player, previously a player for Myztro Gaming. He is well known for his presence in the online community and for his time with teams like Team Infused, Team Vibe, and London Conspiracy.
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Batchford broke out during the Halo World Championship 2016 season, looking to qualify for the EMEA Regional Finals through the Last Chance Qualifier. His team, I Like Upsets, consisted of himself, Lethal, Purplex and VexZeus. They nearly shocked the region in a bid to qualify, taking 2nd place behind only exceL eSports. Though Batchford missed out on Worlds glory, his name was immediately taken notice of by players in the EU scene.
Batchford soon joined Enraged eSports alongside Lethal, Zhuh and A Sneaky Walrus. After placing 3rd at Multiplay Insomnia 57, Batchford looked to qualify for the Summer 2016 HCS Pro League as a member of Deception alongside Doodle, WarLord and Phlux. They failed in their first attempt, but took 1st in the LCQ, earning a spot in the Pro League. They were signed by Team Infused a short time later. Despite rumored roster drama in the middle of the season, Infused stuck together and ended up finishing 2nd in the season overall. At the Season Finals, they took 4th place.
After the Finals, Infused replaced WarLord with Havoc and Doodle with Kimbo. Early in the Fall Season, Havoc was released from the team and replaced by a returning Doodle. This lineup was notably the first to take a series off of FAB Games eSports in the Pro League. In the middle of the season, Batchford declared free agency and played in the Open Circuit, but returned to Infused before the next week's matches. Infused ultimately ended up finishing 7-3, good enough for 3rd place in the standings. At the Season Finals, Infused defeated Team Vibe and PuLse Gaming handily, but were unable to take a single game off of FAB in the LAN setting, settling for 2nd place.
On December 11, 2016, Batchford declared his free agency. He eventually joined Team Vibe alongside SeptiQ, Ramirez and Lunny. On February 13, Team Vibe was acquired by London Conspiracy. London Conspiracy looked to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017 with a top 2 finish at Gfinity London 2017, but were unable to after a 3-0 loss to Supremacy sent them home with a top 6 finish. Batchford left London Conspiracy before the Last Chance Qualifier, stating that the "team wasn't working". He then formed Best Routers EU alongside Riotz, Quad and Morguhhh. The team lost to London Conspiracy - who had replaced Batchford with Qristola - in the finals, finished 2nd and failed to qualify for Worlds.
During the offseason, Batchford returned to Team Infused, now playing alongside Kimbo, Quadios and Snakey. Despite a 2-0 start to the Summer Pro League season, Batchford was dropped, replaced by Respectful. He found his way to exceL eSports with Zhuh, Shaady, and WarLord. exceL finished fifth in the season, not enough to qualify for DreamHack Atlanta.
Batchford sat out the Fall 2017 season, returning for Halo World Championship 2018 season. Initially teaming with Morguhhh, Ramirez, and Snakey, Batchford ultimately ended up forming a formidable squad with Ramirez, tuf0xy, and Phlux that was quickly signed by Myztro Gaming. Myztro went into MLG Orlando as the fourth ranked European team. Myztro were able to defeat eLevate 3-0 and gain access to the championship bracket, where they were swept by Mentality Esports in the first round and sent home in the top twenty. At Gfinity London the following week, Myztro swept Polaris Gaming to qualify for Worlds, ultimately finishing fourth after a loss to Fable Esports. Batchford also qualified for Worlds in the FFA with his first place finish.
- Batchford is a well-known member of the Team Beyond forums and the modern competitive Halo: CE community.
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