Ben Jackson (electronic sports player)

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Ben Jackson
Status Active
Date of birth 1988 (age 25–26)
Hometown Murrieta, California
Nationality United States
Current team Purgatory
Games Halo C.E., Halo 2, Halo 3

Ben Jackson (born March 1988) (also known by his pseudonym Karma) is a professional gamer from Murrieta, California, United States.[1]

High school years[edit]

Jackson attended Murrieta Valley High School, graduating in 2006. Jackson initially began playing the "yu-gi-oh" card game around the time of his sophomore year; he then started playing Halo intensively when Halo 2 was announced and widespread promotion of the Xbox 360 commenced. Jackson first attended a Major League Gaming tournament for Halo 1 in Los Angeles, but performed poorly.[2]

Professional gaming[edit]

At age seventeen, in May 2005, Jackson became a professional Major League Gaming (MLG) Halo 2 gamer. After an initial period as a part-time player with Team Carbon, Jackson became a full-time member in late 2005. At the 2005 MLG National Championship in New York City, New York, Jackson became the MLG National Free-For-All (FFA) Champion for Halo 2 and remained unbeaten throughout the 2006 MLG season, leading to another title.[3]


  1. ^ Brian Eckhouse (23 December 2006). "Game on: Murrieta teen awarded $250,000 contract to play video games". North County Times. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Kyle Magee (18 September 2008). "Timeout With Karma". Major League Gaming. Major League Gaming, Inc. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ PR Newswire (November 20, 2006). Carbon Wins the 2006 Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit National Championship, Taking Home $100,000.

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