Chat with video game team Triggers Down
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 Fearitself and Karma in The Show at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday!
Fearitself (4:00 PM)
Thanks to all the fans who wrote in questions!
Steffen (Titusville, New Jersey)
After all the team changes you had this season is Karma the perfect fit for tD? What does he bring to the team that Lowkin, Victory, Snipedown, and Mackeo didn't?
Fearitself (4:01 PM)
After all the team changes, I believe he is the best. We mesh well with him, and it showed in Dallas. He brings a sense of more teamwork to the team. It just seems like he's the most selfless player I've had on my team. Whatever he does, it's for the team.
Keaton G (Marshall, NC)
Fearitself, Y do u play so close to the screen? Any specific reason?
Fearitself (4:02 PM)
I used to play like any other player, but this kid on XBox Live back in Halo 2, maybe back in 2006, told me that Walshy sits close to the screen ,and that it helps his BR out a lot. I tried it out, and it just helped my overall game out. My reaction speed and shot are better. I'm pretty bad if I play regular--I have to warm up for an hour or two.
rob Sewaren,new jersey
How do you feel Triggers Down has come as a team since Dallas? Do you feel you are getting in enough practice before Vegas?
Fearitself (4:04 PM)
Practicing has been tough. A lot of teams don't play on Live anymore--they base their play on LANs. I feel that we have enough practice for Vegas. Most teams schedule two LANs--we only had one. We warm up as a team a day before the tournament.
Fear in your opinion who is the best team on the circuit? (Dont say TD)
Fearitself (4:05 PM)
The best team on the circuit has to be Str8 Rippin. They are an overall solid team.
Fear: How did it feel getting that upset in dallas knowing you guys were the underdog?
Fearitself (4:06 PM)
After upsetting Str8, that was the best feeling I've had at a tournament in my whole career. Knowing that we were expected to lose, and beating them twice--it was the greatest feeling.
Mark Sturt Australia NSW
Fear, Who is the most under-estimated player in the leauge?
Fearitself (4:07 PM)
I would say IGotUrPistola is underestimated. I would say he's overlooked. My personal opinion, he's a top-three player in the league.
Carl N. California
Fearitself, you are one of the best, if not the best support player in halo 3. How do you excecute your role so well, especially with a top 3 BR?
Fearitself (4:08 PM)
I would say I execute my role because the way I play is that, anything I see, whether it be close to me or not, I try to do as much damage as possible. I try to put down the most shots in the game, so I'l always weakening the other players.
WHat advice would you give to a person who is trying to become pro??
Fearitself (4:09 PM)
Personal advice would be first, to work on your individual game, which involves practicing a lot, going in to MLG playlists and playing nonstop and working on your individual game, and finding a group of players as good as you are to try to create a team.
Fearitself (4:10 PM)
Thanks to everyone who wrote in and asked questions, and root for TD in Vegas!
Karma (4:22 PM)
Hey, what's up everyone. Vegas is coming up soon, I'm really excited!
Bryan Boston, MA
Karma, has your Lan with instinct helped or hurt your mentality going into vegas losing in overall games?
Karma (4:23 PM)
For me personally, it definitely has helped. I was working on working with my team, but I really wanted to get my individual skill up. It helped a lot, and it helped to get to know my teammates a lot. Being around them more really did help it a lot.
KarObviously winning is always fun, but you seemed to be having a blast on the main stage in Dallas. I know you love your old teammates, but is teaming with TD what you needed?
Karma (4:24 PM)
Yeah, I definitely needed to start over. I had teamed with Carbon for three or four years. I wasn't having fun anymore, due to repetitiveness. I reset my head about everything, so TD helped me with that.
Karma (4:24 PM)
I do miss Carbon though. I'm sad we have to play them in the first round. If Eric goes in with the name "ChickenKarm", I might tackle him.
Big Zach, SE Michigan
Karma, do you think MLG should bring 1v1 back into competitive play? Have you played any 1v1s lately?
Karma (4:25 PM)
I have not played any 1v1s recently. I've been trying to practice with my team as much as I can. But I would love to have them back. I had a real passion for the 1v1s.
Karma, out of all the Semi's and non top 8 players that you've played with or against ... who do you think is going to blow up big time in 09?
Karma (4:27 PM)
There's a lot of people. I can't name names off the top of my head, but the people I gave lessons to are going to shine, I think. I see potential in them, a fire that's waiting to be lit under them. CallMeGod is a really good Semi who will make his debut in '09.
Ron (Vienna, Virginia)
Hey Karma! How are you guys preparing for Vegas and what can we expect?
Karma (4:28 PM)
We're preparing to go to Vegas not overconfident from a Dallas win, but ready for anyone. After the Instinct LAN, I went in preparing to get what I do down pat, and I'm going to apply it to every single game, one game at a time. I'm gonna do my thing and keep on trucking.
Karma (4:28 PM)
And I think we're going to get in a lot of practice tonight. I don't think I'm going to get to sleep.
Will: Biloxi, Mississippi
Congrats on the win in dallas! Karma, what do you do differently in gameplay on Triggers Down then what you did on Carbon?
Karma (4:30 PM)
Towards the end of Carbon, I was playing more strategically. I was trying to analyze every situation, and it wasn't a bad thing, but on TD I feel like the inner purity of the game came out. I just love to go have fun. I go around and I do what I feel I want to do. I'm doing whatever makes me happy. If I wanna charge four people, I'll look them right in the eye and charge them, because it's all fun and games.
Cesar ( California )
Hello, Karma! Just wondering since it's the finals how do you deal with not being nervous or shaky? Do you believe some other teams go into the tournament like that?
Karma (4:31 PM)
I'm always nervous. I'm not always shaky, but I'm always nervous. I use it to my advantage, to pump up my adrenaline. the nervousness from 100 grand on the line, and from so many people watching, does help you sometimes.
Karma (4:32 PM)
Vegas is gonna be amazing. It's Vegas! Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas until like a year later, and I can't wait to see everyone in Vegas. I can't wait until MLG '09. It's the most fun thing I've ever done. I'll be gaming for a long time. Shout out to my family and all my friends.