Chat with Major League Gamer SK
Mann is captain of the professional gaming team, Triggers Down. "SK" and Triggers Down recently won the MLG Dallas competition over rivals, Str8 Rippin. SK's leadership and calm demeanor contributed to the team's composure as the championship series went to a winner-take-all final game. The competition win is the second for Triggers Down in 2008, and it solidifies the team's No. 2 seed heading into the MLG National Championships in Las Vegas in November.
Send your questions for SK now and join The Show at 4 p.m. ET on Friday!
Buzzmaster (3:59 PM)
SK will be here at 4 p.m. ET to take your questions!
How are you and Triggers Down preparing for Vegas?
SK (4:02 PM)
We're planning on practicing a lot harder online. Take our time online a lot more serious. We'll be on probably twice as long as we were before.
joe, new york
Did your play style change when you acquired Karma?
SK (4:03 PM)
Yeah, our playing style changed quite a bit. We were able to do a lot more than we were able to do before. Ben would team shoot with most of the team, so it would open up a lot more for the rest of us.
Nero, Warwick, RI
Do you use MLG Match making to practice?
SK (4:04 PM)
We like to use the match making mainly for individual. But when our whole team is online, then we like to play against another team. But if not, we'll go in there and do match making against other people.
How did it feel to win MLG Dallas?
SK (4:04 PM)
To win an MLG event in Dallas was so amazing. We worked so hard for it and so many people were doubting us. We earned so many of our fans back. It meant a lot to everyone on the team.
Chris - New Jersey
Whats it like being so successful And do you play any other games day in and day out?
SK (4:05 PM)
It means a lot to be successul on the circuit, because I put so much hard work into it. It's nice to see that hard work pay off and when I'm able to come into events and take the championship.
SK (4:06 PM)
I do enjoy playing other games like Call of Duty and other XBox Live arcade games. I don't take them serious, but mainly as down time when we're not playing Halo. It's just for fun, just to play.
Clark, Madison Wisconsin
First off, just want to say congrats on winning Dallas! What pushed you to get where you are in h3 today? How were you able to drop everything and commit to practice?
SK (4:07 PM)
First off, thanks. I'm just naturally a competitive person. To be able to compete like this and turn it into a career, it's just a win-win. I love winning and if I'm able to make thousands of dollars at it, it's easy to find the time in my schedule to get it off -- it's like a regular job. this is my job.
Lemon, Livonia, MI
What did you do after Dallas? When do you think you will start practicing again.
SK (4:08 PM)
Normally after each event, we would practice 1-2 weeks after. but with the Vegas championships coming up, we'll probably start practicing later this week, for probably 3-4 hours a night.
Craig (Wakefield, Quebec)
Where does the name SK come from?
SK (4:10 PM)
My old gamer tag was SK HaloGod V2. A lot of my friends called me SK for short. I just kind of picked up that name. Playing Halo and being called Halo God just didn't seem appropriate. The SK stand for Silent Killer.
Greetings from Europe! How much do you see Final Boss as a contender for Las Vegas Nationals?
SK (4:11 PM)
I always view Final Boss as a contender in any tournament. Now that it's Vegas, I could see them bringing their 100% A game. Anyone who overlooks them will get beat quickly.
Reece Albany, NY
What do you think separates your team from the rest of the competition in terms of the top 8. What does your team bring to the table that other teams perhaps don't?
SK (4:12 PM)
The thing about our team is that we like to have fun with each other. We like to mess around and joke with each other. Whenever we're in a game and things don't go our way, we keep things light and can jump back from that. We have a lot more playing time together.
Adam Tampa FL
After going to the championship round and beating the #1 seed Str8 rippin twice,do you consider them your rival?
SK (4:13 PM)
I don't consider Str8 a rival. I consider them all friends. They work just as hard as we do. If anything Ambush our rival, but they're not as good of competition.
Sean Poole England Warlingham
SK your a beast, what did you think of the change of halo 2 to 3 and what effect do you think that has changed the league
SK (4:15 PM)
I feel like the change was a pretty obvious one, as far as the BR took a lot more time to get used to. If you could master the BR, you could get into better situations for your team. What that did for the league was create a lot more teamwork now. With H2, you could just run around and pull off ridiculous plays with it. Everyone in H3 needs to be on the same page to succeed.
SK (4:16 PM)
Thanks to everyone that supported us in Dallas. The energy that we received from Trigger Down's fans is unlike any other. We look forward to seeing all of our fans in Vegas.