A Legend Fades: Ogre2 Announces Retirement
Very few names in esports are as storied as Tom “Ogre2” Ryan. Competing since the original Halo released in 2001, Ogre2 has seen it all. But the current chapter of his career is coming to a close; Ogre2 has announced his retirement from professional play.
Revealed today in this tweet, the news was expected to come sooner rather than later. The first sign arose when he chose not to compete in the open qualifiers for the HCS Pro League, and consequently the LCQ as well. Soon after, he changed his twitter bio from the typical “Professional Player for x” to a business email.
Considered to be the greatest player of all time, Ogre2 holds the record for most first place tournament wins, at a whopping 40. The majority of those wins come from the five-year span of dominance spent playing with the STK/Team3D/Final Boss squad. During this period, he always played with his twin brother, Daniel “Ogre1” Ryan.
He also had a brief stint playing professional Call of Duty during the so-called “dark ages” of Halo. Although relatively unsuccessful, he demonstrated his ability to play other FPS games at the highest level.
Ogre2 has expressed his interest in working in other aspects of esports, we wish him the best of luck and hope he can stick around.
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