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Background Information
NameRyan Ballard
Country of BirthCanada Canada
BirthdayMarch 18, 1998 (age 21)
 North America
RoleTop Laner
Favorite ChampsGnarSquare.pngRumbleSquare.pngIreliaSquare.png
Team History
??? 2014 - Dec 2014
Top Laner
Monster Kittenslogo std.pngMonster Kittens
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Top Laner
COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
Top Laner
Logo std.pngTeam Confound
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
Top Laner
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM Darkness
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Top Laner
Elominglelogo std.pngElomingle
May 2015 - May 2015
Top Laner
Magneticlogo std.pngMagnetic
Jun 2015 - ??? 2015
Top Laner
Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine
Jan 2016 - ??? ????
Top Laner
Logo std.pngStars eSports Club
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Top Laner
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
Apr 2016 - May 2016
Top Laner
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZenith Esports
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Top Laner
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL Academy

Ryan "Ron" Ballard is a League of Legends esports player, previously top laner for Team Liquid Academy.


Ryan "Ron" Ballard is from British Columbia, Canada. He is currently in high school, studying computer programming and animation. When he was five, he began to play Mario games on Nintendo before moving on to Zelda and then World of Warcraft.

2015 Preseason[edit]

Originally known as "Big ol Ron", he started out as the substitute toplaner for Monstar Kittenz, one of the teams that qualified for the NA Spring Expansion Tournament via the Ranked 5's ladder. Monstar Kittenz lost to compLexity.White 1-2 in the first round of the tournament. After Monstar Kittenz were eliminated from the Expansion Tournament, Big ol Ron joined COGnitive Gaming as their starting top laner.

2015 Season[edit]

Big ol Ron later COGnitive left to play with Team Confound, a team formed to play in the NACS Spring Qualifier. Under the ranked ladder team 321321321, they reached the qualifier with the 5th-place seed and defeated AffNity in the first round before losing to Cloud9 Tempest in the second round. However, after Cloud9 Tempest were found guilty of using a ringer in their matches, Team Confound were given the spot in the NACS Spring Season. After this ruling was announced, the team was acquired by Team SoloMid to form TSM Darkness. In the announcement, he was listed as Ron, though he continued to compete under the name Big ol Ron.

TSM Darkness finished in fifth place in the NACS spring season after beating CLG Black in a tiebreaker game. After TSM dropped sponsorship of the team due to t3azer's having leaked scrim results to Team Fusion, the team renamed to Elomingle. They retained their seeding into the NACS summer season qualifier. After another namechange to Magnetic, the team qualified for the summer season, and then they renamed once again to Team Imagine. Ron played with Imagine for the first two weeks of the season before the entire roster was replaced.

2016 Season[edit]

Though he had previously announced his intent to retire from competitive play, Ron joined Stars eSpots Club for the Carbon Winter Invitational in January 2016.


  • The name "Big ol Ron" comes from people at his school calling each other "Ron."

Tournament Results[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Ron Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
NACS 2017 Summer Open Qualifiers
0 : 2Logo std.png8.1
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
NACS 2016 Summer Open Qualifier
0 : 2Logo std.pngTOVE
Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZEN
NACS 2016 Spring
3-2-0Blanklogo std.pngRR
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
 Big ol Ron,
2016-01-170030043 - 4
Carbon Winter Invitational 2016
1 : 2Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDG
Logo std.pngSTAR
 Mr Dr Snugglez,
NACS 2015 Summer
6 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG
 Big ol Ron,
NACS 2015 Summer Qualifier
2 : 0CLG Blacklogo std.pngCLB
Magneticlogo std.pngIMG
 Big ol Ron,
2015-05-130050065 - 6
AlphaDraft Challenger League
FF : WCrewcadelogo std.pngCrew
Elominglelogo std.pngElo
NACS 2015 Spring
2 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSD

 Big ol Ron,

NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier
W : DQCloud9logo std.pngC9T
Logo std.pngCONF
 Big ol Ron,
2015-01-110030043 - 4
ESL Pro Series America 11
1 : 2Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
Logo std.png321


The following pages redirect here:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Team SoloMid's Facebook Post
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 ShorterACE's tweet
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Apex Gaming's Tweet