Chat with Major League Gamer Predator
Figueroa is a member of the professional gaming team and 2008 Gears of War National Champions, The Nsanez. Known for his all-around great play, "Predator's" performance at MLG Las Vegas helped his team surpass last year's champions, Infinity, and finish the year as the number one ranked Gears of War team. Predator was named the Gears of War All-Star MVP and Co-MVP in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
Send your questions now and join Predator in The Show at 4 p.m. ET Friday!
Predator (4:01 PM)
Hey, let's get started!
Dan Slesinger: Philadelphia, PA
Why did you guys give the boot to zkiller after previously winning national champs with him
Predator (4:02 PM)
It's nothing offical. We don't know what we are doing right now. We're just going to take our time.
RoweLa (Dallas, TX)
What are your plans for Gears 2?
Predator (4:03 PM)
I'm going to practice, practice, practice and just take it slow.
Karm Ft Lauderdale, Fl
What kind of music do you play before important clan matches/scrims?
Predator (4:04 PM)
My favorite music to listen to is techno. It relaxes me before a clan.
Adam, Dallas, TX
How different is it being a pro at Gears of War as opposed to other games, such as Halo 3 or Rainbow Six Vegas 2?
Predator (4:07 PM)
I really can't answer that to be honest.
Kevin 2 ( San Jose, CA
How many hours do you play in gears of war? Are you guys ready for the meadowlands 09'
Predator (4:08 PM)
We play about three to four hours a day. We taking everything slow and trying to make the right decisions. We'll see how things will work out next year.
What was the turning point in your 2008 season run along with the mo hawk towards the national championship?
Predator (4:09 PM)
(laughing) I think my turning point was when my team got back together in Orlando. We didn't place well in that tournament but in the next one in Toronto we won it all.
Congrats on the big! What are you going to do now that gears 1 is off the circuit? Do you think gears 2 will get picked up if so will we see you and the NSAN3Z?
Predator (4:10 PM)
Thank you. I think Gears 2 will be picked up. I think it will be as big as Halo 2.
Dean: (Franklin, MA)
What did you guys do differently in the Finals then in the other series?
Predator (4:13 PM)
Nationals are a completely different tourney. We just played the way we usually play and thankfully we came out with the win.
What is the MLG scene for girls like and whats it like to have the best mo hawk on the circuit.
Predator (4:13 PM)
Girl gamers are well respected in the MLG. My girlfriend plays and she loves it.
Nicolai Habibulin Czhech Republic.
Hi I was wondering whats up with the mohawk is some sort of intimidation or just your style
Predator (4:16 PM)
(laughing) To be honest, when your competitors see you with a different style every time they see you, it throws them off. And the mohawk is kinda my style!
Do you have any finger warmups you do before you play?
Predator (4:17 PM)
I thumb warm ups. All Halo players know what I'm talking about. You just move your thumbs around in a circle.
Karm Ft Lauderdale, Fl
I was wondering how to get in top clans. And how you climbed up the clan ladder to be pro
Predator (4:19 PM)
Just show up and play. If you play well then you will make a name for yourself and move up the ladder.
Predator (4:20 PM)
Thank you for all the questions! Thanks for all the support. Watch out for us in '09!!!
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