Chat with MLG's Neighbor
Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, Major League Gaming player, Mason Cobb aka Neighbor, will stop by to chat about his experience in the MLG.
Cobb is a member of the professional gaming team, Instinct. Neighbor is considered one of the most dominant players for his raw talent and flashy play-style. He was voted as the best overall Halo 3 player in 2008 in the Major League Gaming Pro Choice Awards. Team Instinct is currently sponsored by Old Spice.
Send your questions now and join Neighbor Friday at 4 p.m. ET!
Neighbor (4:02 PM)
Hey to all my fans and I love my family!
How did you come up with the name Neighbor? And what started your obsession with Sour Patch??
Neighbor (4:04 PM)
I came up with the name in 2007 season I came with the guy toxin who is my neighbor. He was the top Halo player at that time so decided to call myself Toxin's Neighbor and when he quit I dropped Toxin and kept Neighbor. Sour Patch's has just always been my favorite.
Caleb (Lancaster, PA)
What team do you look forward more to play Str8 Rippin or the "New" Carbon? When you do play them what will the score of the series be?
Neighbor (4:05 PM)
I look forward to playing Str8 Rippin because they are always the team to beat. We just lost to them but I think the series is 3-1 us.
Mike (Mac DaDDDyy) (toms river new jersey)
What Happend to the contract insinct signed saying no one may leave insinct for 09? Because walshy is now on carbon
Neighbor (4:06 PM)
There are a couple ways that our contract can be terminated. One way is that the whole team including the coach has to be in agreement with the person leaving.
Apparantly you and walshy had different playstyles which jarred the chemistry. How is the teamwork between you and ghostyame?
Neighbor (4:08 PM)
I think with Ghostyame is kind of like my man guy. He's a big communicator and we work well together.
John Kasey (New York, NY)
How did your career start, how did you get noticed?
Neighbor (4:09 PM)
I started gaming back in my freshman year in high school. We always played sporting games and that's how we got into it. Over the summer some of my friends would be grounded and that made us play a lot more. That's how it all started.
Joey (East Lyme, Connecticut)
two questions, Jessica Alba or Megan Fox? and did you enjoy the halo 2 competitions better than the halo 3 ones?
Neighbor (4:10 PM)
(Laughing) I would have to go with Megan Fox. I enjoy Halo 3 competitions more. I love going around watching the big name players play and because I'm able to do that the game is more enjoyable.
Martin (Mississauga, Ontario)
Every gamer has a life besides gaming. What do you do in your off-time from gaming?
Neighbor (4:12 PM)
In my time off, I love working out. I go to the gym everyday. I like hanging out with my friends and enjoying my life as a kid. When I'm not playing Halo, I'm a pretty grounded person, I don't do to much.
Hey neighbor, are you ever going to get sponsored by Sour Patch kids?
Neighbor (4:12 PM)
(Laughing) I would love to be sponsored by them. That would be a dream come true.
Lionel Messi (Barca)
How is your average day as a pro gamer?
Neighbor (4:13 PM)
I wake up around 1 or 2 pm. Then I'll go wake out or go run. If it's the month of a tournament then I'll go play with my friends but for the most put I just relax.
Did you see Megan Fox in Transformers 2?
Neighbor (4:14 PM)
I think it was hard not to see her. She was the star of that movie. She's a very pretty girl.
YoSHi (THE CHI)
What do you like better: Pingpong, or tennis?
Neighbor (4:16 PM)
Tennis, it's a really fun sport. I'm very competitive in it. A couple of my friends played in high school so when we play they always beat me and that turns me into John McEnroe.
Who would you consider your mentor of Halo ?
Neighbor (4:17 PM)
Every pro as taught me a little something. I look up to guys like Walshy, DOD, Tsquared, and Gandhi.
What is your favourite pro circuit event?
Neighbor (4:19 PM)
My favorite would have to have been Chicago in 2007. My team took second place and it was the first time my team cracked the top three.
Jacob Smith (B-ville, Ky)
Are we finally going to see a first place finish out of Instinct in Dallas?
Neighbor (4:19 PM)
I think you will she us take first place. I think Ghost is the player that we needed for us to get over the hump.
Neighbor (4:20 PM)
Thanks to all my fans that have been supporting me. I can't wait to see all of you in Dallas.