Chat with MLG's IGotUrPistola
Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, Major League Gaming player, Justin Deese aka IGotUrPistola, will stop by to chat about his experience with MLG.
Deese is a member of the professional gaming team, Triggers Down. "Pistola" emerged as one of the best young talents on the circuit last season and is arguably the best Halo 3 player in Major League Gaming with three event MVP awards this season. Triggers Down recently became the first team to repeat as champions of back-to-back MLG events and head into the national championships as the No. 1 seed.
Send your questions now and join IGotUrPistola Friday at 4 p.m. ET!
Buzzmaster (4:01 PM)
We've got IGotUrPistola!
thc epic (ottawa, canada)
whats your training schedule like for orlando? do you plan on lots of xbl practice or relying more on lan practice?
IGotUrPistola (4:02 PM)
Actually, we're just playing every day online and we're waiting for the LAN. We're getting as much practice as we can from each thing. We'll play nonstop for hours and be as prepared for Orlando as we can. Good luck to the other teams.
Dylan (Ontario, Canada)
What did you do to get really good at the game?
IGotUrPistola (4:04 PM)
Basically just play every day. Keep your skills up. Keep practicing, keep playing. Make sure it's your No. 1 goal that you want to be good at this game. Eat and sleep Halo and school.
Have you ever considered cutting your hair, or do you just enjoy flipping it to much?
IGotUrPistola (4:05 PM)
Dude, how can you not enjoy flipping your hair if you have hair? I know that when I'm 50 I'll be bald and not have any hair. I talked to my neighbor Jesse and we had the coversation and he was asking what it would look like if he shaved his head. He said he didn't think it would grow back normal. Now, I'm scared to shave my head.
Joe (Pittsburgh PA)
Winning back to back event championships is an outstanding achievement. But Orlando's coming up and $100,000 is on the line.How have you and your team prepared yourselves for such a big event?
IGotUrPistola (4:06 PM)
We're preparing like Dallas and Anaheim never happened and this is our first tournament. We're not even thinking about the money. The money isn't on our minds. It's our pride. We need to fuel our pride. I'm ready to play right now. I wish I were getting on a plane to play in Orlando today.
Abdullah (Montreal, Canada)
Who do you think is the best player in the league right now?
IGotUrPistola (4:07 PM)
I think the best player in the league is Heinz. He's the complete package. He's unstoppable. You see him and you think, I'm not going to win this BR battle. That's why I'm glad he's on my team.
If TD bought a house like Str8 where would it be?
IGotUrPistola (4:10 PM)
We've been talking about this. Where would we want to live? There could be a lot of random places that we don't even know about. South Carolina where I live would be good. I'm only 17 right now and my teammates are 18. I'm still in school right now. I can't really take some time off. If they got a house here, I could just come over. But I think Washington. Washington would be good.
What got you into MLG?
IGotUrPistola (4:12 PM)
Actually my friend Jesse, my neighbor. I wanted to go do something and he had just gotten the new Halo 2 game and he wanted to go play that. It was my first time ever playing it and he destroyed me. I got an XBox for Christmas along with Halo and I played it all the time. Then I heard about MLG and I wanted to go to see how I compared to everyone else. I couldn't make it out to any of the events, but there was one in Charlotte and it was only an hour and a half drive. I went and did my best.
IGotUrPistola (4:12 PM)
I really enjoyed it. It was awesome. Out of the 14 years of my life at that time, that was the most exciting thing.
Do you plan on playing Halo: Reach if it ends up being picked up by MLG?
IGotUrPistola (4:13 PM)
Of course. I would love to play that game. I hope all of us can stay together for that game, because I love my teammates. Yes, I want to play that game. I can't wait to play that game. We're all going to play together.
What's your best tip for Fifa? Do you play sports games or just Halo?
IGotUrPistola (4:14 PM)
I'm just focusing on Halo right now. For Orlando, it's all that's on my mind. I probably did play Left For Dead 2, but that was probably for a day. I'm more of a first person shooter game.
jesse burton (ravenswood, wv)
hey man whats up?my question for you is..how does it feel to have won the three mvp titles, and back to back championships?
IGotUrPistola (4:15 PM)
I can't even describe it in words how good it feels. I'm esctatic. This whole year has been amazing for me. I'm just trying to do my best for me in every event and keep the flame alive.
Whats one word you can think of to define your playstyle?
IGotUrPistola (4:17 PM)
I don't really think of my play style too much. I base the way I play around how my teammates are playing. I base everything I'm doing around what they're doing and I think they do the same for me. Hopefully we can do that in Orlando for the three-peat. That would be amazing.
IGotUrPistola (4:18 PM)
Thank you for everything guys. This has been the best year for me. I want to thank my fans, family all of my friends. I want to thank you for supporting me. I appreciate it. I hope to see everyone in Orlando. I want to see some TD signs! Thanks for reading. Have a good night and a good weekend.