Saiyan (Ryan Danford)

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Saiyan
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Background Information
NameRyan Danford
Country of Birth
United States
BirthdayOctober 20, 1985 (age 35)
Residency
NA
North America
Competitive
RolePlayer

Ryan "Saiyan" Danford is a retired Halo esports player, previously a player for The Raincallers. He is well known for his time with the dynasty team that went by the names Final Boss, Team 3D and Shoot to Kill from 2005 to 2006.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
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The Dream Teamlogo std.pngThe Dream Team≈Apr 2004≈2004-04-??≈May 2004≈2004-05-??≈16d
ejel
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngShoot to Kill≈Apr 2004≈2004-04-??≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈4mo 16d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngFU Gintron≈Aug 2004≈2004-08-??≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngBusiness Decision≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈Nov 2004≈2004-11-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngThe Chargers≈Oct 2004≈2004-10-??≈Oct 2004≈2004-10-??≈9d
ejel
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngShoot to Kill≈Jan 2005≈2005-01-??≈Apr 2005≈2005-04-??≈3mo
ejel
NA
Team 3Dlogo std.pngTeam 3D≈Apr 2005≈2005-04-??Apr 20062006-04-20[1]≈1yr 19d
ejel
NA
CoL Final Bosslogo std.pngFinal BossApr 20062006-04-20Dec 20062006-12-067mo 16d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngMake it Rain≈Apr 2007≈2007-04-??≈May 2007≈2007-05-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngThe Raincallers≈Jun 2007≈2007-06-??≈Jul 2007≈2007-07-??≈1mo
ejel
TeamStartEnd
NA
The Dream Teamlogo std.pngThe Dream Team≈Apr 2004≈2004-04-??≈May 2004≈2004-05-??≈16d
ejel
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngShoot to Kill≈Apr 2004≈2004-04-??≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈4mo 16d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngFU Gintron≈Aug 2004≈2004-08-??≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngBusiness Decision≈Sep 2004≈2004-09-??≈Nov 2004≈2004-11-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngThe Chargers≈Oct 2004≈2004-10-??≈Oct 2004≈2004-10-??≈9d
ejel
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngShoot to Kill≈Jan 2005≈2005-01-??≈Apr 2005≈2005-04-??≈3mo
ejel
NA
Team 3Dlogo std.pngTeam 3D≈Apr 2005≈2005-04-??Apr 20062006-04-20[1]≈1yr 19d
ejel
NA
CoL Final Bosslogo std.pngFinal BossApr 20062006-04-20Dec 20062006-12-067mo 16d
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngMake it Rain≈Apr 2007≈2007-04-??≈May 2007≈2007-05-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngThe Raincallers≈Jun 2007≈2007-06-??≈Jul 2007≈2007-07-??≈1mo
ejel

News

  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
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The Dream Teamlogo std.pngTDTApril (approx.), Alex, Clockwork, Darkman, and Saiyan join.
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Shoot to Killlogo std.pngStKApril (approx.), OGRE 1, OGRE 2, and Saiyan join. Brese, Damien, and Sikness leave.
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The Dream Teamlogo std.pngTDTMay (approx.), Clockwork and Saiyan leave.
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Logo std.pngFU GAugust (approx.), Clockwork, Saiyan, Scythe, and Toxin join.
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngStKSeptember (approx.), Clockwork, OGRE 1, OGRE 2, and Saiyan leave.
NA
Logo std.pngFU GSeptember (approx.), Clockwork, Saiyan, Scythe, and Toxin leave.
NA
Logo std.pngBUSISeptember (approx.), NistiC, Saiyan, Sergio, and Strangepurple join.
NA
Logo std.pngTHE October (approx.), KillerN, Saiyan, Toxin, and Tupac join.
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Logo std.pngTHE October (approx.), KillerN, Saiyan, Toxin, and Tupac leave.
NA
Logo std.pngBUSINovember (approx.), NistiC, Saiyan, Sergio, and Strangepurple leave.
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngStKJanuary (approx.), OGRE 1, OGRE 2, Saiyan, and Walshy join.
NA
Team 3Dlogo std.png3DApril (approx.), OGRE1, OGRE2, Saiyan, and Walshy join.
NA
Shoot to Killlogo std.pngStKApril (approx.), OGRE 1, OGRE 2, Saiyan, and Walshy leave.
NA
Team 3Dlogo std.png3DApril 20, OGRE1, OGRE2, Saiyan, and Walshy leave.[1]
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CoL Final Bosslogo std.pngFBApril 20, OGRE1, OGRE2, Saiyan, and Walshy join.
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CoL Final Bosslogo std.pngFBDecember 6, StrongSide joins. Saiyan leaves.
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Logo std.pngMAKEApril (approx.), BoO, Detach, Neighbor, and Saiyan join.
NA
Logo std.pngMAKEMay (approx.), BoO, Detach, Neighbor, and Saiyan leave.
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Logo std.pngTHE June (approx.), Burns, Detach, Lunatic, and Saiyan join.
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Logo std.pngTHE July (approx.), Burns, Detach, Lunatic, and Saiyan leave.

Biography[edit]

Ryan Danford was born on October 20, 1985. He is from Cary, North Carolina.

Halo: CE[edit]

Saiyan started his Halo career at the Halo50k event in 2003. His first team consisted of himself, Deeta, Gestapo and Ryu and was called Danford/Moore, referencing his and Ryu's last names. Saiyan and his team took 2nd place at the event. Saiyan and Gestapo then attended Halo50k2, placing top 4 in the 2v2. Saiyan and DM then attended their first MLG event, MLG Philadelphia finishing 4th. Saiyan placed top 4 in the FFA. For the MLG Dallas 3v3 event, Saiyan and Deeta teamed up with Clockwork to form team Maximum Pwnz0rz. They placed top 4. Saiyan and Clockwork were then recruited by Darkman and Alex to join The Dream Team for AGP 4. It was here where Saiyan would make his first major statement in Halo, coming up huge with a killing spree to help his team get the win over Zyos and his Amazing Pickles squad in the finals. Saiyan was then recruited by Ogre1, Ogre2 and Strangepurple of the dominant Shoot to Kill squad for MLG Chicago. Saiyan and Ogre1 would come out victorious in the 2v2, but the team would fall to Team FFA in the 4v4. Strangepurple was then replaced by Clockwork for MLG Atlanta, but it would not change the result, as StK were again defeated in the finals by Team FFA. This time, Saiyan placed 2nd in the 2v2, losing with partner Clockwork to the Ogre twins in the finals. After Atlanta, the Ogre twins left, leaving Saiyan and Clockwork to form FU Gintron with Scythe and Toxin. They finished 4th at MLG Seattle.

After Seattle, Saiyan took a mid-season hiatus and returned at MLG Los Angeles as part of team Business Decision with NistiC, Strangepurple and Sergio. They won the event, and Saiyan placed 2nd in the 2v2 with Strangepurple. Saiyan then formed The Chargers with KillerN, Toxin and Tupac for MLG Boston, where Saiyan again placed 1st in the 4v4. He also took a top 4 placing in the FFA at this event. Saiyan then reformed "=Business Decision with his Los Angeles teammates for the MLG New York National Championships, where they placed 3rd.

Halo 2[edit]

Saiyan began Halo 2 by returning to Shoot to Kill alongside Ogre 1, Ogre 2 and Walshy. They started the 2005 season off winning 5 events in a row: D.C., San Francisco, Houston, Orlando and St. Louis. During this time, StK was picked up by sponsor Team 3D and the team changed its name accordingly. Str8 Rippin ended 3D's run of 5 tournaments in a row at MLG Philadelphia 2005. However, Team 3D did win the Halo 1 portion of the event. After the defeat at MLG Philadelphia, Saiyan and Team 3D went on to win a record 8 tournaments in a row including the New York National Championships. In 2006, Team 3D changed its name to Final Boss and it seemed to be more of the same for Saiyan's squad, winning the first four events of the season, but trouble arose when they closed the season out with three straight 2nd place finishes, losing to Carbon each time. Saiyan was dropped from Final Boss after the 2006 season, and started off 2007 on "Make It Rain" alongside Boo, Detach and Neighbor. They managed only a 21st place finish in Charlotte. Saiyan did not manage any better in Meadowlands, finishing outside of the top 32 on "The Raincallers" with Detach, Burns and Lunatic. He retired shortly after this event.

Trivia[edit]

  • Saiyan's name is based on the Saiyan race from the popular anime Dragon Ball Z.

Tournament Results[edit]

Media[edit]

  • 2006

Gallery[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Team 3D Changes Name to Final Boss majorleaguegaming.com