Chat with Major League Gamer Karma
Jackson is a member of the professional gaming team, VG The New Order. One of the most recognized pros on the MLG circuit, "Karma" is known for his numerous accomplishments, including a national championship win in 2006. Karma starts another exciting season next week at the MLG 2009 season opener, but heads into the event with a brand new team with plenty to prove.
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Buzzmaster (4:04 PM)
Hang on folks. Karma should be here in a few minutes!
Buzzmaster (4:14 PM)
We're still trying to track down Karma. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Buzzmaster (4:17 PM)
We've got Karma!
Shawn Wallkill NY
hey karma, i was wondering if you still consider yourself a support player or a primary slayer this year?
Karma (4:17 PM)
Honestly, I don't think about any of that, being a support or slayer. I like to play. Whatever position I'm in, I'm going to do.
Carson Cooper Naselle wa
How is your team chemistry coming along? What is your thoughts on placings at meadowlands?
Karma (4:18 PM)
I'm really confident going into Meadowlands. I love all of the guys. Nader's been at my house the last two weeks, so we've been hanging out a lot.
How Many Hours has The New Order put into practice?
Karma (4:19 PM)
Well, all of us have to do things and things we have to take care of. I'm not sure of an exact number, but I know we're all doing all that we can.
Where did the name Karma come from?
Karma (4:19 PM)
Well, for one, I do believe in Karma. It's something that's a big part of my life. I noticed that whenever someone killed me back in the first game, I felt this urge to get them back. Kind of whatever goes around comes around. Karma.
Adam Paul (Brooklyn, Ohio)
First Off Your The Best! How Many Hours Do You Play A Day and How Do You Feel your team will do this season? Good Luck This Season
Karma (4:20 PM)
Me, personally, I have put a lot of hours into playing. Since Vegas, all I've wanted to do is game. I love it. I had a lot of things I had to work on myself and I finally fixed it. I'm going to be ready for Meadowlands.
did you ever think you were going to become pro?
Karma (4:21 PM)
I never thought it. I honestly always knew. All I did was play. It's all I loved. After playing all day every day, I started to have dreams about it.
Do you think MLG should reintroduce 1v1 to MLG tournaments? And if so, would you participate?
Karma (4:22 PM)
I would love nothing more than to participate in some 1v1s. That's still my favorite thing to do.
Taylor, Richmond, VA
Hey, how does it feel to be an underdog for winning Meadowlands after so many years of domination with Carbon. P.S. I played against him randomly with Naded and Legend on his team and he is still an animal!
Karma (4:23 PM)
It actually is kind of cool. It's a completely different feeling. THe feeling of being on top and maintaining. I've always wanted to try and become better and better. Now being an underdog, it gives me more motivation.
For people who only play the game at an amateur level, what is it that distinguishes the gameplay of the top pros? How would you know if a guy was one of the best players in the world if you took the name off the player?
Karma (4:24 PM)
Confidence. For the most part, it is a lot of confidence. I know a lot of people I've talked to think you just instantly become good, but you have to put a lot of play into this game. The pros play the game a lot. When it comes to gaming, it's something we know and love and have a passion for it.
Do you plan on playing any other games besides HALO 3 for MLG?
Karma (4:25 PM)
Halo 1 was hte game I wanted to play professionally. When I played that, I can't even explain it, that was the game I wanted to be pro in. But besides the Halos, I can't think of anything off the top of my head. Except if they had Battle Toads, I would become pro at that too.
Hey Karma, Your and AMAZING player. 1: Who do you think VG's biggest competition will be at Medowlands, and throughout the entire season? 2: Other than Strongside, who do you feel like you have a "rivalry" with?
Karma (4:26 PM)
I'm not looking to any one team. I would not narrow down the competition to just one, but if I had, I would say Strongside.
Chase: (El Cajon, Califormia)
It is a week before meadows and im sure your pumped for it, but what i want to know is what are you doing to prepare for meadows? Also where did the name VG the New Order come from? Good luck against SQ, and peace.
Karma (4:27 PM)
Gaming. We're going to be practicing a lot. We want to try and LAN, but that might be difficult. We'll just be practicing and gaming a lot. To make sure we're in tip top shape.
Kelvin (Riverside, CA)
you are a very selfless player and thats what makes you so great. but does it ever get to you when you dont get the credit you deserve for play during a match?
Karma (4:28 PM)
No. No. It doesn't. Honestly, I don't play for credit. I may have in the past. But I don't play for recognition. I just like to play. It doesn't matter to me if I get put on the main screen or not.
Charles: Dallas, Tx
Being with Carbon such a long time, how does it feel to be with two different teams other than Carbon this year, and does the chemistry feel the same as Carbon did.
Karma (4:29 PM)
It's definitely different. When I left Carbon and went to TD, it was a completely new experience for me. I do miss Carbon, but I'm just trying to game now.
Karma (4:30 PM)
I love all the fans. Thanks for supporting me. I get your messages supporting me in and out of gaming. I appreciate you following me and staying by me.