Karma (Halo player)
|Born||1988 (age 29–30)|
|Hometown||Murrieta, California, U.S.|
|League||Major League Gaming|
|Games||Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3|
|Championships||MLG Las Vegas National Championships 2006 (4v4 and FFA)|
Ben Jackson (born 1988; also known by his pseudonym Karma) is a professional Halo player from Murrieta, California, United States. He attended Murrieta Valley High School, graduating in 2006. Jackson initially began playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading 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: Combat Evolved in Los Angeles, but performed poorly.
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, 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.
- 1st - MLG Las Vegas National Championships 2006 (4v4 and FFA)
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- PR Newswire (November 20, 2006). "Carbon Wins the 2006 Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit National Championship, Taking Home $100,000", findlaw.com; accessed August 13, 2016.
- Hruby, Patrick (2007-10-11). "So you wanna be a pro video game player?". ESPN Page 2. ESPN. Retrieved 2016-08-14.
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