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Karma
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Name Ben Jackson
Country of Birth USA United States
Home State California
Birthday March 25, 1988
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2004-2004 Logo std2.png Team Default
2005-2005 Logo std2.png Not So STR8 RIPPIN
2005-2005 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
2005-2005 Logo std2.png MLG Rockford
2005-2005
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2005-2005 Logo std2.png I PBR I
2005-2005 Logo std2.png FuzzyNemoknights
2006-2006 Logo std2.png Team Phreaks
2006-2008 Carbonlogo std.png Carbon
2008-2008 TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
2009-2009 Logo std2.png VG The New Order
2009-2010 HaElogo std.png Heaven and Earth
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Illuminati
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Purgatory
2010-2010 Logo std2.png Perfect Storm
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Ben "Karma" Jackson is a retired player well known for his time with Carbon and Triggers Down. He is the most successful player in individual Halo competition, having won 10 MLG FFA/1v1 tournaments out of the 24 he competed in, including two National Championships, the most of any player.

Biography

Ben Jackson was born on March 25, 1988. He is from Murrietal, California.

Halo: CE

Karma made his first appearance at MLG Los Angeles 2004 where he placed top 8 with Team Default. The roster consisted of Bapo, Cliffy and Fishy.

Halo 2

Karma started out Halo 2 at MLG San Francisco 2005 as a member of Not So STR8 RIPPIN alongside Fonzi, Foulacy and Synergy. They finished 3rd. Karma returned to Str8 Rippin at MLG Orlando alongside Fonzi, Foulacy and Tsquared. They again finished 3rd. Fonzi, Foulacy and Karma then recruited Zyos and formed MLG Rockford for MLG St. Louis, where they again finished 3rd. Karma's next event was MLG Los Angeles 2005, where he teamed with three locals and managed to finish in the top 6. At MLG Atlanta 2005, Karma again teamed with less known talent and this time finished in the top 16. Though his 4v4 placings were less stellar, he made a name for himself in the FFA tournaments, winning in Los Angeles and finishing 2nd in Atlanta. Soon after, Karma found himself on a stacked iGameSpot squad, which would end up forming the core of his team for the majority of his career. IGS won MLG Seattle 2005 with the roster consisting of Karma, Defy, Gandhi and Shockwave. IGS would make a roster change for the last two events of the season, replacing Defy with StrongSide. They would close out the season with a 4th place finish in Chicago and 2nd at the [[New York National Championships as Team Phreaks. During the tail end of the 2005 season, Karma started winning FFA tournaments, taking first place in Orlando and Los Angeles. After placings of 2nd and 3rd in Atlanta and Chicago, respectively, Karma closed out the year with his biggest win yet - 1st place in the MLG New York National Championships.

While at first, the team now known as Carbon could not capture the elusive 1st place over Final Boss, Karma continued his individual success, winning the first four 1v1 tournaments of the 2006 season. At MLG Orlando 2006, Carbon emerged with a new roster, having switched out StrongSide for the newcomer GH057ayame. The new squad dethroned Final Boss and went on to win 3 consecutive events, closing things out with 1st place at the MLG Las Vegas 2006 National Championships. Though he was now experiencing 4v4 success, his individual success continued, as his winning streak lasted throughout the season, culminating in another National Championship. At the end of the season, his FFA/1v1 winning streak sat at 8 events. In 2007, Carbon and Karma saw less success. MLG's individual competition format changed, with much more emphasis being placed on Free-For-All as opposed to 1v1 competition. As a result, Karma seldom placed in the money. Carbon's troubles were rooted in the renewed success of Final Boss, who had picked up Karma's former teammate StrongSide. While Carbon did manage to defeat Final Boss once and win MLG Dallas 2007, they were unable to repeat as National Champions, closing Halo 2 out on a less spectacular note.

Halo 3

After a disappointing open to the start of the 2008 season, Cpt Anarchy replaced Gandhi on Carbon. A few events later, Karma was released from Carbon but found success near the end of the season by winning MLG Dallas 2008 with Triggers Down. The roster consisted of FearItself, Hysteria and SK. This would turn out to be Karma's last tournament win. Over the next two seasons, Karma would play on teams such as VG The New Order, Heaven and Earth, Illuminati and Purgatory, breaking the top 8 only twice over the course of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Halo: Reach

For the MLG Dallas 2010 Reach Exhibition, Karma joined Perfect Storm alongside Legit, Naded and KillerDrew. The team finished 9th. This would be Karma's last major Halo event.

Trivia

  • Voted "Best 1v1 Player" by the MLG Pro Players in 2005/2006.

Team and Tournament History

Team Competition

Game Event Place Team Teammates
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A99th Logo std2.png Perfect Storm KillerDrewLegitNaded
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 B212th Logo std2.png Purgatory GilkeyKillerDrewMimic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 A88th Logo std2.png Purgatory GilkeyKillerDrewMimic
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 B212th Logo std2.png Illuminati ElumniteGilkeyThuggishKilla
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 A99th HaElogo std.png Heaven and Earth ClutchKillerDrewNaded
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 B515th HaElogo std.png Heaven and Earth Cpt AnarchyKillerDrewPerplexity
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 A88th HaElogo std.png Heaven and Earth Cpt AnarchyKillerDrewPoweezy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 D333 - 40th Logo std2.png VG The New Order NadedTensorTetraShot
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 A99th Logo std2.png VG The New Order Best ManDefyNaded
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2008 A55th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down FearItSelfHysteriaSK
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 A11st TDlogo std.png Triggers Down FearItSelfHysteriaSK
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 A77th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon Cpt AnarchyGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 A77th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon Cpt AnarchyGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 A44th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 A66th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Canada Open 2007 A44th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 A44th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2007 A44th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2007 A11st Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2007 A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006 A11st Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York Playoffs 2006 A11st Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2006 A11st Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2006 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiGH057ayameShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2006 A22nd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiShockwaveStrongSide
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2006 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiShockwaveStrongSide
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York 2006 A33rd Carbonlogo std.png Carbon GandhiShockwaveStrongSide
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York Championships 2005 A22nd Logo std2.png Team Phreaks GandhiShockwaveStrongSide
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2005 A44th Logo std2.png IGS GandhiShockwaveStrongSide
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Atlanta 2005 B313 - 16th Logo std2.png FuzzyNemoknights BlueFuzzyBunnyColtMasterNemoPwns
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Los Angeles 2005 A55 - 6th Logo std2.png I PBR I b3WaReChAoSdaNinjah3llboy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Seattle 2005 A11st Logo std2.png IGS DefyGandhiShockwave
Halo 2 logo.png MLG St. Louis 2005 A33rd Logo std2.png MLG Rockford AYBFonziFoulacyZyos
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2005 A33rd Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin AYBFonziFoulacyTsquared
Halo 2 logo.png MLG San Francisco 2005 A33rd Logo std2.png Not So STR8 RIPPIN AYBFonziFoulacySyNeRGy
Halo 1 logo.png MLG Los Angeles 2004 Z? Logo std2.png Team Default BapoCliffyFishy

FFA/1v1 Competitions

Game End Date Event Place Prize
Halo 2 logo.png November 5, 2007 MLG Canadian Open 2007 A8< 8th -
Halo 2 logo.png October 14, 2007 MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 B919th -
Halo 2 logo.png September 23, 2007 MLG Orlando 2007 A88th $160
Halo 2 logo.png August 19, 2007 MLG Chicago 2007 C020th -
Halo 2 logo.png July 22, 2007 MLG Dallas 2007 C929th -
Halo 2 logo.png June 10, 2007 MLG Meadowlands 2007 A99th -
Halo 2 logo.png April 15, 2007 MLG Charlotte 2007 B515th -
Halo 2 logo.png November 19, 2006 MLG Las Vegas Championships 2006 A11st $10,000
Halo 2 logo.png October 15, 2006 MLG New York Playoffs 2006 A11st $5,000
Halo 2 logo.png August 27, 2006 MLG Orlando 2006 A11st $2,000
Halo 2 logo.png July 23, 2006 MLG Chicago 2006 A11st $2,000
Halo 2 logo.png June 25, 2006 MLG Anaheim 2006 A11st $2,000
Halo 2 logo.png May 21, 2006 MLG Dallas 2006 A11st $2,000
Halo 2 logo.png April 23, 2006 MLG New York 2006 A11st $2,000
Halo 2 logo.png February 26, 2006 MLG New York Championships 2005 A11st $5,000
Halo 2 logo.png December 18, 2005 MLG Chicago 2005 A33rd $300
Halo 2 logo.png November 27, 2005 MLG Atlanta 2005 A22nd $600
Halo 2 logo.png October 16, 2005 MLG Los Angeles 2005 A11st $1,200
Halo 2 logo.png September 11, 2005 MLG Seattle 2005 A33rd -
Halo 2 logo.png August 6, 2005 VGL Los Angeles 2005 A11st $250
Halo 2 logo.png June 26, 2005 MLG St. Louis 2005 A22nd -
Halo 2 logo.png April 24, 2005 MLG Orlando 2005 A11st -
Halo 2 logo.png February 27, 2005 MLG San Francisco 2005 A88th -
Halo 2 logo.png September 26, 2004 MLG Los Angeles 2004 D2< 32nd -

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