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Saiyan

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Saiyan
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Background Information
Name Ryan Danford
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State North Carolina
Birthday October 20, 1985
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Team History
2004-2004 Logo std2.png Danford/Moore
2004-2004 Logo std2.png Maximum Pwnz0rz
2004-2004 Logo std2.png The Dream Team
2004-2004
2005-2005
StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill
2004-2004
2004-2004
Logo std2.png Business Decision
2004-2004 Logo std2.png Team Chargers
2005-2006 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D
2006-2006 FBlogo std.png Final Boss
2007-2007 Logo std2.png Make It Rain
2007-2007 Logo std2.png The Raincallers
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Ryan "Saiyan" Danford is a retired player 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.

Biography

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

Halo: CE

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

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

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

Team and Tournament History

Team Competitions

Game Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2007 D2< 32nd - Logo std2.png The Raincallers BurnsDetachLunatic
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 C121st - Logo std2.png Make It Rain BooDetachNeighbor
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006 A22nd $50,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York Playoffs 2006 A22nd $20,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2006 A22nd $8,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2006 A11st $12,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2006 A11st $12,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2006 A11st $12,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York 2006 A11st $12,000 FBlogo std.png Final Boss Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York Championships 2005 A11st $20,000 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2005 A11st $6,500 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Atlanta 2005 A11st $6,500 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Los Angeles 2005 A11st $6,500 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 1 logo.png MLG Philadelphia 2005 A11st $1,000 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Philadelphia 2005 A22nd $1,500 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png CPL Dallas 2005 A11st  ? 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG St. Louis 2005 A11st $2,500 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2005 A11st $2,500 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Houston 2005 A11st $2,500 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png AGP 7 Washington, D.C. A11st  ? StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG San Francisco 2005 A11st $2,500 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Walshy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG D.C. 2005 A11st $2,500 StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Walshy

2003-04

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Team Teammates
Halo 1 logo.png October 24, 2004 MLG New York Championships 2004 A33rd  ? Logo std2.png Business Decision NistiCSergioStrangepurple
Halo 1 logo.png October 10, 2004 MLG Boston 2004 A11st  ? Logo std2.png The Chargers KillerNToxinTupac
Halo 1 logo.png September 26, 2004 MLG Los Angeles 2004 A11st  ? Logo std2.png Business Decision NistiCSergioStrangepurple
Halo 1 logo.png August 22, 2004 MLG Seattle 2004 A44th  ? Logo std2.png FU Gintron ClockworkScytheToxin
Halo 1 logo.png July 25, 2004 MLG Atlanta 2004 A22nd  ? StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill ClockworkOgre1Ogre2
Halo 1 logo.png June 20, 2004 MLG Chicago 2004 A22nd  ? StKlogo std.png Shoot to Kill Ogre1Ogre2Strangepurple
Halo 1 logo.png April 24, 2004 AGP 4 A11st  ? Logo std2.png The Dream Team AlexClockworkDarkman
Halo 1 logo.png April 18, 2003 MLG Dallas 2004 A11st  ? Logo std2.png Maximum Pwnz0rz ClockworkDeeta
Halo 1 logo.png February 22, 2003 MLG Philadelphia 2004 A44th  ? Logo std2.png Danford/Moore DeetaGestapoRyu
Halo 1 logo.png August 3, 2003 Halo50k2 Z?  ? Logo std2.png ? Gestapo??
Halo 1 logo.png April 27, 2003 Halo50k A22nd  ? Logo std2.png Danford/Moore DeetaGestapoRyu

2v2 Competition

Game End Date Event Place Team Prize Teammate
Halo 1 logo.png July 31, 2005 MLG Philadelphia 2005 A4<1st  ? ?
Halo 1 logo.png October 24, 2004 MLG New York Championships 2004 A4<1st  ? ?
Halo 1 logo.png October 10, 2004 MLG Boston 2004 A99 - 16th  ? Toxin
Halo 1 logo.png September 26, 2004 MLG Los Angeles 2004 A22nd  ? Strangepurple
Halo 1 logo.png August 22, 2004 MLG Seattle 2004 A99 - 16th  ? Clockwork
Halo 1 logo.png July 25, 2004 MLG Atlanta 2004 A22nd  ? Clockwork
Halo 1 logo.png June 20, 2004 MLG Chicago 2004 A11st - Ogre1
Halo 1 logo.png April 18, 2003 MLG Dallas 2004 A4<1st  ? ?
Halo 1 logo.png February 22, 2003 MLG Philadelphia 2004 Z?  ? ?
Halo 1 logo.png August 3, 2003 Halo50k2 A33 - 4th  ? Gestapo
Halo 1 logo.png April 27, 2003 Halo50k A8< 8th - ?

FFA/1v1 Competition

Game End Date Event Place Prize
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 D2< 32nd -
Halo 2 logo.png October 15, 2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 D2< 32nd -
Halo 2 logo.png April 23, 2006 MLG New York 2006 D2< 32nd -
Halo 2 logo.png July 31, 2005 MLG Philadelphia 2005 D2< 32nd -
Halo 1 logo.png July 31, 2005 MLG Philadelphia 2005 A5<4th -
Halo 1 logo.png January 30, 2005 MLG Washington, D.C. 2005 D2< 32nd -
Halo 1 logo.png October 24, 2004 MLG New York Championships 2004 B313th -
Halo 1 logo.png October 10, 2004 MLG Boston 2004 A33 - 4th  ?
Halo 1 logo.png September 26, 2004 MLG Los Angeles 2004 A99 - 10th -
Halo 1 logo.png August 22, 2004 MLG Seattle 2004 C121 - 24th -
Halo 1 logo.png July 25, 2004 MLG Atlanta 2004 C121 - 24th -
Halo 1 logo.png June 20, 2004 MLG Chicago 2004 A55 - 8th  ?
Halo 1 logo.png April 24, 2004 AGP 4 B717 - 32nd -
Halo 1 logo.png April 18, 2003 MLG Dallas 2004 A5<4th  ?
Halo 1 logo.png February 22, 2003 MLG Philadelphia 2004 A33 - 4th  ?
Halo 1 logo.png August 3, 2003 Halo50k2 A5<4th  ?
Halo 1 logo.png April 27, 2003 Halo50k A99 - 16th -


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