Chat with MLG player Mackeo
Reinhart is a member of the professional gaming team Instinct. "Mackeo" consistently placed near the top of every 2007 MLG Pro Circuit competition and ended the season with a strong fourth-place finish. With yet another successful finish at the 2008 season opener, Mackeo and his team showed that they will continue to be a major force in the league for years to come.
Send your questions for Mackeo now and join The Show at 4 p.m. ET to chat with him on Friday!
Buzzmaster (4:00 PM)
Mackeo will be here soon, everyone!
Zach (Chapel Hill, NC)
Do you find it hard (both mentally and finding time) to practice everyday? How many hours a day do you put in?
Mackeo (4:03 PM)
I'd say that, on average, I probably put in three hours a day gaming. I play every other day. When I am playing, I'm a hundred percent focused on quality practice and not just messing around.
Cameron Thorlakson: (MI)
How did you feel after the last team slayer game against Final Boss?
Mackeo (4:04 PM)
It was a little disappointing doing so bad in the last game, but it didn't affect me because you know you'll have bad games. I played well the whole tournament and I knew my teammates wouldn't be mad at me. I just had to deal with it.
How did you end up teaming with VictoryX?
Mackeo (4:05 PM)
I ended up teaming with him because I beat him in a local 2v2 tournament. I could tell he was the far better teammate on his team. We teamed up in 4v4.
Justin (New York)
What do you think about the BR spread?
Mackeo (4:06 PM)
It's more consistent than people think. I kinda like it, because there's a certain degree of getting used to it. If you are aiming well, and your mind is familiar with how the shots work, you can four-shot almost every time.
ason from Monroe, Washington
Could you explain the role as Captain of a team, and everything that a captain is responsible for both in and outside of games?
Mackeo (4:07 PM)
I'd say inside of games, the role of the captain is to keep your team motivated and focused. Outside, you have to keep your team level-headed, preventing your team from getting too confident or too down. It's difficult sometimes because I'll be feeling a certain way and I'll have to act a different way for the benefit of my teammates.
Mark (New Hartford, New York)
Is there a reason why you make such funny faces when you play? Its very amusing on to watch on VOD
Mackeo (4:08 PM)
I guess the reason is that I'm really concentrating. I'm focused in on the game. I'm happy it amuses you, and I'll try to come up with some new ones.
Dylan Farmbrough (Bellevue Ohio)
Is there ever a time where you game for fun, instead of serious gaming?
Mackeo (4:09 PM)
For me and most other pros, gaming seriously is fun. I don't have fun unless I'm trying to win. Otherwise, I don't see a point to it. If I'm playing a different game other than Halo, I'll be more laid-back about it, but I'll still try my hardest.
Casey ( Bayonne NJ )
How did it feel the first time you went to a MLG Event?
Mackeo (4:11 PM)
The first event I went to was very indimidating, but it feels great proving how good you are to yourself. When you actually do it, it's an amazing feeling.
In the Instinct vs Str8 LAN, Str8 were winning most of the series. What do you think allowed you to outplay and outplace them at Meadowland and do you think it shows that the gap between the top teams is less wide than in Halo 2?
Mackeo (4:12 PM)
I think the gap is smaller in Halo 3 than it was in Halo 2, but at the Str8 LAN, my team hadn't played in two weeks prior to it. Towards the end of the LAN, we split games with them. I felt we were better than them at our peak, but they were more consistent. I don't feel we played very well against Team Classic, and once that happened, we kind of fell apart.
Mackeo (4:13 PM)
Thanks for listening, and I hope to see many more fans in San Diego, because without you guys, it's tough to win.