Chat with Major League Gamer TeRRoRR
Martinez is captain of the professional Gears of War 2 gaming team, Legacy. "TeRRoRR" is a pro gaming veteran and one of the most vocal leaders on the MLG Pro Circuit. Under his guidance and great play, TeRRoRR was able to lead the sixth-seeded Legacy squad to a first-place finish at the Meadowlands to become the first ever Gears of War 2 competition winners.
Send your questions now and join Martinez in The Show at 4 p.m. ET Friday!
TeRRoRR (4:00 PM)
Thanks to everyone who is taking their time out to ask me questions. I just want everyone to know that come Ohio, we'll be on our game and will look to take over the No. 1 spot again.
Ryan (Phoenix Az)
I just want to know what you or other pros feel about gears 2 over gears 1? I personally think MLG should go back to gears one and drop the BORE and Broken game that is gears 2.
TeRRoRR (4:01 PM)
The thing with Gears 2 is that it seems to be more about teamwork than individual skill. Although Gears 1 may have been smoother, you can't make moves on your own in Gears 2. I don't see Gears of War 2 dropped in favor of Gears 1. It's all about adapting and moving forward.
How do you feel the change to lancer will affect your team?
TeRRoRR (4:02 PM)
Honestly, it's one of the biggest decisions MLG had to make. I don't feel it will hurt it. It makes us want to practice harder and grow more as a team. It makes us want to game a lot harder...it seems a little sloppy now, as teams are learning what advantages they'll have with the lancer, but I think we just have to go to the drawing board and surprise everybody again.
Jonathan, Sunrise Florida
How does it feel to know that almost all teams were underestimating your team, and you ended up becoming the first Gears of War 2 champs!
TeRRoRR (4:04 PM)
Honestly, it feels good to know that people don't think we have what it takes...it gives me more of a chance to shock everyone at the end. I love rooting for the underdog, and it seemed like all the polls never gave us a chance. The teams that sleep on you end up paying the price, and it makes you want to show other teams you have what it takes to be successful in gaming.
Cody Burnett: (Lakeland, FL)
Hey TeRRoRR, What is the total MLG Experience like for you?
TeRRoRR (4:05 PM)
When I went to my first event, it was 2008 in Meadowlands. I saw so many things I'd never seen before. The rush and adrenaline of sitting on the main stage was amazing. People start to recognize you, and it's a lot of fun! I met a lot of people there. It was amazing.
Corbin Wratchford (Port St.John, Florida)
When a player is doing really bad on your team and is bringing you down, whats your best way of bringing their attitude back up?
TeRRoRR (4:07 PM)
For me personally and for my team, it's tough for one player to bring us down...we're always communicating and it's tough for one mistake to bring us down. It can slowly start to drag other players down, but I feel like when everyone is on the same page, and one guy is down, you have to pick him up. You have to seal the deal, and you're still a team. As much as I think one person can mess up a round or a map, I don't feel like he can bring down a team, and if your team is on the same page, you'll be successful.
TJ (Emo, Ontario)
What made you choose to play Gears of War professionaly instead of Halo 3?
TeRRoRR (4:09 PM)
I got into the whole gaming thing a little late. I never really played Halo 2. When I first started playing Gears of War, there was this new dimension to gaming..you couldn't beat the average person in Gears 1 without being really good. Just seeing your skill change in the long run was just priceless. I never thought of participating in a Halo tournament, really...these guys have six or seven years on me, and it would be almost impossible. Halo is a fun game that takes a lot of skill, but I thought I was too far behind to catch up to their playstyle.
TeRRoRR (4:10 PM)
I wanna shout out to my team Legacy for playing well at Meadowlands and doing what it takes to be No. 1. I wanna give a shoutout to my family--my mom for submitting a comment, my brother Xavier, my cousins Henry, Michael, Chris, Richard, and Darnell for all your support, and my dad! And a shoutout to Mob Godfather. Thanks!