Pro Player – Karma
Name: Ben Jackson
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Pro Player of: Halo 2
Other Games: Super Smash Brothers: Melee
Pro Since: May 2006
Favorite Gametype: Capture the Flag
Controls: Default Thumbsticks and Buttons, Vibration On
Having earned championship titles in both singles and team play, Karma has reached the peak of Major League Gaming’s world-class competition. Holding what can only be described as a dynasty, Karma’s incredible unbeaten streak in 1v1 competition dates back to the 2005 season. Karma’s singles game is marked by an unparalleled ability to aggressively fortify a stage’s vantage points and force his opponents to approach from disadvantageous positions. In stark contrast, he adopts a supporting role during team play, enabling his teammates to step into the more glorified slaying roles.
Throughout the season, his reign has been relatively unchallenged, as he has raised his game a cut above the competition. The overwhelming favorite in any competition he enters, Karma has proven over the course of several consecutive 1v1 championship titles that he is truly the master of individual mind-games and battle tactics. It is quite simply difficult to overstate the extent to which he dominates this competition, and the unprecedented success that he has garnered will surely earn him a spot in the hallowed halls of pro gaming’s greatest names.
Career Highlights: Always making my teammates look good.
Media Appearances: CNBC
Likes: Soul food.
Dislikes: Junk food.
Origin of Handle: My life had always revolved around Karma in certain ways. I had always been nice to people and never did anything wrong and I got good things in return, then I went through my rebellious stage and life was just like “WRONG”. And I also thought it was cool that in Halo 1 it said ‘You were killed by bad karma.’
First Competitive Gaming Memory: When Lowk beat me at a local Halo 1 tournament in San Diego.
Competitive Gaming History:
|Event||Open 4v4||Championship 4v4||Open FFA||Championship FFA||Teammates|
|MLG New York||–||3rd||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|
|MLG Dallas||–||3rd||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|
|MLG Anaheim||–||2nd||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|
|MLG Chicago||–||3rd||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|
|MLG Orlando||–||1st||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, GH057ayame|
|MLG NY Playoffs||–||1st||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, GH057ayame|
|MLG Vegas National Championships||–||1st||–||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, GH057ayame|
Halo 2 — 2005
|Event||LCQ 4v4||Championship 4v4||LCQ FFA||Championship FFA||Teammates|
|MLG San Francisco||n/a||3rd||n/a||8th||Fonzi, Foulacy, Walka|
|MLG Orlando||n/a||3rd||n/a||1st||Fonzi, Foulacy, Tsquared|
|MLG St. Louis||n/a||3rd||n/a||2nd||Fonzi, Foulacy, Zyos|
|MLG Seattle||n/a||1st||n/a||3rd||Shockwav3, Gandhi, Defy|
|MLG LA Western CC||–||5th||–||1st||Chaos, Hellboy, Beware|
|MLG Atlanta Eastern CC||–||13th-16th||–||2nd||Bluefuzzybunny, Coltmaster, Nemo|
|MLG Chicago Central CC||–||4th||–||3rd||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|
|MLG NY National Championships||n/a||2nd||n/a||1st||Shockwav3, Gandhi, StrongSide|