Karma (Halo player)

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Ben Jackson
Status Retired
Born 1988 (age 29–30)
Hometown Murrieta, California, U.S.
Nationality United States
League Major League Gaming
Games Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3
Championships MLG Las Vegas National Championships 2006 (4v4 and FFA)
Nickname(s) Karma
Professional career
2005-present Team Carbon

Ben Jackson (born 1988; also known by his pseudonym Karma) is a professional Halo player from Murrieta, California, United States.[1] 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.[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, 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][4]

Tournament results[edit]


  • 1st - MLG Las Vegas National Championships 2006 (4v4 and FFA)


  1. ^ Brian Eckhouse (December 23, 2006). "Game on: Murrieta teen awarded $250,000 contract to play video games". North County Times. Archived from the original on September 3, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kyle Magee (September 18, 2008). "Timeout With Karma". Major League Gaming. Major League Gaming, Inc. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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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