Ryan "NazGuL" Lee Thornton was born in 1985 right at the start of the NES generation. He grew up playing all the originals: Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario bros and about every other nes game he could get his hands on. As Ryan grew older and wiser so did his games, In his teens he mastered warcraft two and brought peace to Azeroth. When Warcraft 3 came about the only thing he really did was play DOTA. DOTA led him to really love PC gaming. He also became very fond of the various FPS for computer.
One fateful day as Ryan was at a close friends house who told him "look man DOTA is good but you need to play sc2!" He didn't really believe him and it had been ages since he even played an RTS, Ryan hadn't even played Brood War. After watching some casts from HDStarcraft, and being amazed at the level of skill and the variety of the game, Ryan purchased a copy of Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty. Quickly placing into Bronze, he manged to secure a top rank in Gold his very first season in. By season 4, with under 250 games played, he hit Master leauge on his first true RTS ever! In hopes of bringing his gaming to the next level, he began to look for a team to practice with. This led him to vVv Gaming.
When Ryan heard about the new Aspire team he quickly made a huge effort to join! And low and behold he made it! This is just the first step for Ryan. He is planning on taking his gaming to a pro level and placing well at tournaments to get vVv's name out there as well as his own. He plans on playing his best and playing often every day, so he can do well at an online tournaments and perhaps end up on a live stream!
Aside from Starcraft 2 you can find Ryan reading Lord of the Rings. Not watching the movies, as he feels they take away from the seriousness and philosophical implications, that the author had illustrated in his telling of the trilogy. Although he is dedicated to his practice, he still makes time for his loving wife Rebekah, and his pride and joy, their son Zackary.