Chat with video game team Final Boss
We will be bringing you two members from each of the eight Halo teams competing to be named the world's best from Nov. 21-23. MLG returns to Las Vegas for the third straight year for its final stop of the season's circuit. The Halo 3, Gears of War and Rainbow Six champions will all be crowned, with over $340,000 in cash prizes being awarded.
Send your questions now and join Ogre1 and Neighbor in The Show at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday!
Neighbor (4:02 PM)
I'd like to say hi to my family...I've been LANing for two weeks or so, and I miss them.
Wha'ts up Neighbor? I recently saw a video on MLG's game room where you pulled of a perfection/ untouchable in a CTF game. Was this game after Dallas? Will this display be a preview to vegas?
Neighbor (4:03 PM)
It was after Dallas--I was playing around in matchmaking in the MLG playlist. It wasn't against pros--I don't think anyone can really do that against pros, but I'll try my best.
Patrick (Austin, Texas)
Neighbor, I hear you're a scratch golfer which is very impressive! Who's the best golfer (other than you) among the Halo pros?
Neighbor (4:04 PM)
I was a scratch golfer when I was playing competitively in high school. I'm nowhere close right now. I haven't really played anyone else other than TSquared, and he wasn't that great. But he still enjoyed himself.
Danny (Chicago, IL)
Sup guys...I've always been a huge fan of yours, Neighbor. What will it take for you guys to win this thing?
Neighbor (4:05 PM)
Right now, we LANed with Legends last week, and Instinct currently. We have to be extremely confident and on fire, and I think we can win. We just have to tell ourselves that we have to win, and believe in ourselves.
Jonathan (Tempe, AZ)
Neighbor have you become as comfortable playing with Final Boss as you were with Str8?
Neighbor (4:06 PM)
I'm getting there. I teamed with Str8 for a year and a half, and I spent a good amount of my day traveling with them. They're my close friends, but I've been bonding with Final Boss and getting to a comfortable level with them.
Zach (Denver, Colorado)
How's the LAN with Instinct going? How are the teams dealing with the tension there?
Neighbor (4:07 PM)
There's no tension whatsoever. We're all having a really good time. The LAN started last night, and we got in some really good games. There have been some extremely close games. It's good preparation for going into Vegas.
Good luck in Vegas! Neighbor, you've been putting a lot of games in for Vegas, do you feel like you've improved your game?
Neighbor (4:08 PM)
I do feel like I've improved my game. I'm not trying to figure out glitches--I know what I need to do. I put in the time so I'm confident in my game. I want to go into Vegas knowing I've prepared as hard as possible. I can't be worried about anything--I can't tell myself I wish I practiced a little bit harder. I want to go to Vegas knowing I prepared harder than almost everyone.
Neighbor, who do you think will be your biggest threat in Vegas? Do you think your round one matchup against Ambush will be a breeze or are you concerned about them?
Neighbor (4:09 PM)
Ambush is definitely a concern. They've upset many teams in the past--the top teams can't underestimate them. They are all extremely skilled.
Neighbor, who do you think will win Vegas and who will win this year's MVP.
Neighbor (4:11 PM)
I would be lying if I said I didn't see our team winning. It's every team's goal and every team wants to win. I can't say for MVP--whosever team wins the championship, their whole team should be MVP. It's a team game.
Neighbor (4:12 PM)
Thanks to all our fans. Vegas will be an exciting event, and I hope we can perform to our best capabilities.
Ogre1 (4:13 PM)
What's up, how's everybody doing?
William: (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
As you guys are preparing for this championship, does the thought of...Oh my god, $280,000 is on the line ever effect your performance? Do you think it will during the tournament? If so, how do you deal with that?
Ogre1 (4:14 PM)
I think it might affect some of the lesser experienced players, but for someone like myself or my brother, who have been doing it for four years, you get used to the pressure. It's not nerve-wracking. If anything, it just pumps me up more.
Mitch, North Carolina
Ogre1, how much practice do you consider enough for an event? Do you feel that you have put that time in?
Ogre1 (4:15 PM)
I don't think there's any definite amount that is considered enough. You have to know that you are confident and be on top of your game. If you're not confident in your shot or your teammates, you probably haven't practiced enough.
Chase:(El Cajon, California)
Hey Ogre1, When you guys choose Neighbor over all the other people you could pick what was the main reason you picked him?
Ogre1 (4:16 PM)
The main reason was that we all agreed he was probably one of the best, if not the best individually skilled players in the league. We all got along with him outside of the game, and we all knew him for a couple years.
dan, bay area, CA
OGRE1, who is the most underrated player on FB? Also, who (individual or team) do you consider your greatest rival?
Ogre1 (4:17 PM)
I'd have to go with StrongSide. He hasn't gotten a lot of credit, but when he is on fire, he does some of the most ridiculous stuff. Our biggest rivals are any of the top teams right now. We've had good games with TD and Str8. I would throw Classic in there as well.
Chris, South Carolina
Ogre1, Name your top 3 team standings for Vegas. Do you think the momentum carries into 2010?
Ogre1 (4:19 PM)
Top Three in vegas will be Final Boss No. 1, Str8 Rippin No. 2, and Triggers Down No. 3. I think the momentum won't necessarily carry over. There will be at least a four-month break after Vegas, and it's probably hard for momentum to carry over.
Ogre 1 I have seen you take a lot of flack this season, do you pay attention to it and will it change the way you play in Vegas?
Ogre1 (4:20 PM)
There's always been haters out there. I really don't pay attention to anything like that. It's just something else I've had to get used to. You just have to keep playing your game to the best of your ability. I plan on doing that in Vegas.
Jonathan, Long Island
Is 2nd place a disappointment?
Ogre1 (4:21 PM)
Second is always a disappointment, no matter what tournament. My teammates and I always go in for first place. You're either first or you're last, basically.
Ogre1 (4:21 PM)
See everyone in Vegas, and wish us luck!
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