Chat with Major League Gamer Hysteria
Reiser is a member of the professional gaming team, Triggers Down. "Hysteria" is considered one of Major League Gaming's fiercest competitors after his breakout year in 2008 when he led Triggers Down to competition victories in MLG Orlando and MLG Dallas. Known as one of the best snipers in the league, his ability to dominate games is matched by few. Hysteria is also the winner of the Stride Championship Series for his consistent performance last season.
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Buzzmaster (3:58 PM)
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Mr. Magoo, WA
Do you stick with the same controller or do you buy new ones often?
Hysteria (4:00 PM)
Usually I'll try and find one that I think is the best and I'll use it as long as I can until it stops working. But then I can go through two or three pretty quickly.
Carson Cooper Naselle Wa
Hey what are your predictions for meodowlands and is you team chemistry improving with you teamates
Hysteria (4:00 PM)
Going into every tournament, I think my team can win. So far, we already have a LAN set up. I think this is the best team I've ever been on and we've been working together great for however little time we've been working together.
Nick, from the Netherlands
How does your avarage-season day looks like?
Hysteria (4:01 PM)
When I'm still in school, when I get home I'll try and rest a little and try to get my whole team on and play for a few hours at the least. Trying to play every day, so it's school and Halo during the week.
Mike, Monmouth Maine
Hey whats up Hysteria, how does it feel to be considered one of the best if not the best sniper in the game.. and also how does it feel to have such a successful season?
Hysteria (4:02 PM)
It's nice having lots of people cheer for you. Whenever you snipe someone, you get lots of cheers. It gets you pumped up and gets you sniping more. It feels great winning two tournament. There is always room for improvement. I see it as a great year.
Austin Williams (Avon,Indiana)
hey hysteria what does it take to become a pro in halo 3?
Hysteria (4:03 PM)
Dedication and willing to learn. It's one thing to be good and have the skill but if you're overconfident, then you're not going to learn anything or grow.
Brandon Hennessee(Harker Heights,Tx)
What obstacles did you have to overcome to get recognized as a pro?
Hysteria (4:04 PM)
I had to find a team with people who are confident who would do good in the tournament. I had to spend my own money to go to the first few. You have to sacrifice a lot.
Joel, San Diego
What do you think about all the team switching that goes on? Do you think something should be done and if so, what?
Hysteria (4:05 PM)
I definitely think it's just something that happens. With Halo 2, it didn't happen as much because it was more chemistry and team involved. But with Halo 3, everyone's just trying to be the best they can and it's not about clicking. I think it's good that it's not limited.
Allen Stalcup (Virginia Beach, VA)
How will you prepare yourself as well as your team for this offseason?
Hysteria (4:06 PM)
Well, whenever I see one or two of us on, I try to push the rest of the team on to play together. Playing as much as you can. I have to try my hardest, or I'm not going to get any better. I think everyone just needs to put in the effort and play together.
Brett (Houston, TX)
Does playing Halo feel like a job? Or do you still enjoy it? Do you play anything else or is there little time for "recreational" gaming?
Hysteria (4:06 PM)
I definitely don't see it as a job or work at all. I take breaks and play other games. I don't see it as work at all. I see it as playing video games and having fun.
How much hours do you put in before a tournament
Hysteria (4:08 PM)
Usually like a week or two weeks right before a tournament, I'll play every chance I get. I try to get my team on. Probably about five hours a day. It's important to get the time in. If you do it right before the tournament, all of the strats and team stuff will be in your head.
Chris Miami, FL
Do you think that competition its going to be higher since new teams might be showing up for the 09' season?
Hysteria (4:09 PM)
I think it's going to be a lot tougher than it was last year. Being the second season, there's more of an idea on how to play. Everyone will be preparing harder then they did. You won't know what to expect with the new teams. It will definitely be harder.
Robert, New Zealand
What was your relationship with fearitself? were you good friends? and how did you feel about him being droped from the team?
Hysteria (4:10 PM)
While I was on the team with him, I considered him a really good friend and we got along pretty good. With everything that happened during the season and when we told him he was being dropped during the season, he got mad and it seemed like the friendship was lost. He got rid of everything because we decided as a team to release him.
Steve (Canton, Michigan)
How was the Vegas experience for you and your teammates? In particular the All Star game and you winning the Stride Championship player of the year?
Hysteria (4:11 PM)
Well, the first thing that happened when I was there was winning the Stride. It started off great. But after we got knocked out and got fifth place, I wasn't happy at all. I wanted to win. Dropping all the way down to first to fifth didn't feel good at all.
Sup Hysteria...dude you're my favorite player. How do you keep your composure all the time? How do you rack up so many stats? How do you run the flag ridiculously fast?
Hysteria (4:12 PM)
At the beginning of the season, playing on a main stage in front of everyone kind of changed how I played. But I got more and more used to it after every tournament. When I see the stats after games, I don't know what's coming. I can't tell if I'm doing super well or negative. I just play the game, I don't really think about the stats.
how did u get so good with the sniper
Hysteria (4:13 PM)
I think getting good with any weapon is just playing as much as you can and adjusting to how things work. Not blaming it on online or hosts. Just adjust to what you're doing and how the game's played, not putting the blame on other things.
Caleb (Jackson, MO)
You've been known to fill any role that is needed be it the main slayer or the person that goes for the objective, but other players aren't as flexible. What advice would you give to someone that isn't quite sure what position they should fill?
Hysteria (4:15 PM)
I just see it as if the opportunity to go for the objective is there, you should take it. But if it doesn't look good and you can get a couple of extra kills, go with it. You can't put yourself in roles, you have to go with the game.
Chase: (El Cajon, Califormia)
With Pistola and Heinz how well do you think TD will fair against STR8 Rippin and Instinct?
Hysteria (4:16 PM)
I think that they were two of the most underrated players last season. They're adjusting to how we play, just as much as we are to them. It's looking real good so far. We've already played better than we have with previous teams. We're getting a lot more practice in.
Hysteria (4:16 PM)
Thanks to everyone that's supported me. I hope to see a lot of TD fans at the tournaments next year.