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Best Man

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Player has Retired.
Best Man
Background Information
Name Nick Johnson
Country USA United States
Home State Pennsylvania
Birthday August 19, 1989
Region North America
Xbox ID
Alternate IDs BesT MaN
Esportsearnings Profile
ESL [{{{esl}}} Profile]
Controller Setup {{{controller}}}
YouTube IBesTMaN
Livestream Twitch
Facebook MLGBesTMaN
Beyond Profile {{{beyond}}}
Twitter @NickBesTMaN
Team History
2006-2008 Logo std2.png Various Teams
2008-2008 LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ
2009-2009 Logo std2.png VG The New Order
Classiclogo std.png Classic
2010-2010 Carbonlogo std.png Carbon
TDlogo std.png Triggers Down
2011-2011 TPlogo std.png Turning Point
2011-2011 Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fire
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids
2012-2012 Logo std2.png Legendary
2013-2013 Logo std2.png Slaughterhouse
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Nick "Best Man" Johnson is a retired player. He is well known for his time on Triggers Down and Classic.


Nick Johnson was born on August 19, 1989. He is from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Halo 2

Best Man's professional Halo career began in the 2006 MLG season. His first event was MLG Dallas 2006, where his team fLu failed to emerge from the Open Bracket. For the remainder of the season, Best Man placed in the top 20 with a variety of teams and teammates. His highest placing of the season, 14th, came as a member of Gty alongside DrBob, Donut and Overshield. Best Man found his first consistent teammates at the beginning of the 2007 season, forming Antimatter with Eli, Spaniard and 8Ball. The team took 12th place at the kickoff event in Charlotte, but underwent a change between events, replacing Spaniard with Boo. This lead to Best Man's worst placing since his first event - 26th, at MLG Meadowlands. Best Man and Eli then parted ways with Boo and 8Ball in favor of forming Antigravity with Brad and Smoltz. This squad finished 14th in Dallas. Best Man and Smoltz then joined Perfect Balance alongside Mack and Da Beast for the next event in Chicago. In Chicago, Best Man would finish in the top 8 for the first time, as Perfect Balance finished 8th, just in prize money range. Smoltz then left the team and was replaced by the veteran Vash, leading to a 16th place finish at MLG Orlando. Best Man then formed TsK alongside Frosty, Poweezy and Boo. The team very nearly made it into the MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 championship bracket, finishing 9th.

Halo 3

Best Man had a rocky start to what would end up being his most successful Halo title. He and Frosty started off the 2008 season by joining LeGendZ alongside Defy and Stunner. The team finished a disappointing 23rd at MLG Meadowlands. Best Man then joined The Dynasty alongside ThuggishKilla, TrIcKsDaSaMuRiE and Xiphoz for MLG San Diego, where they finished 24th. For Orlando, Best Man formed PSF (Pancake Strike Force) alongside Gandhi and FeaR, who had recently been dropped from high level teams Carbon and Classic, respectively, as well as Defy. The team finished 12th. FeaR was then replaced by Naded and the team name changed to Legendz for the remainder of the season. In Toronto, Legendz finished 10th. Naded then left the team and was replaced, fittingly, by Legend. The team took 8th place at MLG Dallas, enough for Best Man to earn the 8th seed in his first ever National Championship. At the Las Vegas Championships, Legendz finished 8th, taking home $8,000.

Best Man and Defy went a different direction to start the 2009 season, forming VG The New Order alongside Karma and Naded. Plagued with publicly known chemistry issues, the team finished 9th at MLG Meadowlands and Defy and Best Man left shortly after. Best Man joined Classic alongside Chig, Soldier187 and Legend. They finished 4th in Columbus and 6th in Dallas. Legend was then replaced by GH057ayame for another 6th place finish in Anaheim. At the Orlando National Championships, Best Man and Classic finished 2nd, taking home $60,000, capping off the most successful year of Best Man's career.

To start off the 2010 season, Best Man found himself on Carbon alongside Defy, StrongSide and Walshy. The hyped up squad finished a disappointing 11th at the kickoff event in Orlando, leading to StrongSide's replacement by Naded. Despite an improved 6th place finish, Best Man left the team and joined Triggers Down alongside Hysteria, Neighbor and Totz. They took 3rd at MLG Raleigh and 2nd at MLG D.C., but a less impressive 4th at the Dallas National Championships, nonetheless taking home $28,000 to cap off Halo 3.

Halo: Reach

Best Man and Hysteria stayed on Triggers Down to start the 2011 season, replacing Neighbor and Totz with Heinz and SK. They finished 9th at the kickoff event in Dallas. Initially picking up Defy to replace Heinz going forward, Defy made a late decision to retire and Triggers Down picked up Loki in his place. The new squad finished a disappointing 14th in Columbus. After Columbus, Best Man left to join Turning Point alongside Ninja, Mikwen and Walshy. They finished 7th in Anaheim. Best Man then left Turning Point to join Quantic Fire alongside Arkanum, Royal2 and Clutch. They took 13th in Raleigh, leading to Best Man's return to Triggers Down, this time alongside Arkanum, Goofy and Neighbor. They finished a season-high 6th in Orlando, but could not replicate this at the Providence National Championships, finishing out of the money in 10th place. For the MLG Winter Championship 2012 in Columbus, Best Man formed Shady Halo Kids with Hysteria, Ace and ElamiteWarrior. They finished top 6 at the event.

Halo 4

Best Man competed sparingly in Halo 4, first finishing 4th at the pre-release MLG Fall Championship 2012 event on team Legendary alongside PreDevoNatoR, Cobys2Fast and Sargoth. He competed at two AGL events - AGL 5 Nashville on Fnatic Classic alongside Chig, Mikwen and Russo, finishing top 12, and AGL 7 Knoxville on Slaughterhouse alongside Aries, Neighbor and Regicide, finishing top 6. Best Man retired shortly after AGL 7.


  • Best Man was highly regarded for his skills with the Battle Rifle in Halo 3.
  • Best Man is currently happily married.

Team and Tournament History

Game Event Place Team Teammates (Coach)
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 7 Knoxville A55 - 6th Logo std2.png Slaughterhouse AriesNeighborRegicide
Halo 4 logo.png AGL 5 Nashville A99 - 12th Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Classic ChigMikwenRusso
Halo 4 logo.png MLG Fall Championship 2012 A44th Logo std2.png Legendary Cobys2FastPreDevoNatorSargoth
Halo reach logo.png MLG Winter Championship 2012 A55 - 6th Logo std2.png Shady Halo Kids AceElamiteWarriorHysteria
Halo reach logo.png MLG Providence Championships 2011 B010th TDlogo std.png GL Triggers Down ArkanumGoofyNeighbor
Halo reach logo.png MLG Orlando 2011 A66th TDlogo std.png GL Triggers Down ArkanumGoofyNeighbor
Halo reach logo.png MLG Raleigh 2011 B313th Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Fire ArkanumClutchRoyal 2
Halo reach logo.png MLG Anaheim 2011 A77th TPlogo std.png Turning Point MikwenNinjaWalshy
Halo reach logo.png MLG Columbus 2011 B414th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HysteriaLokiSK
Halo reach logo.png MLG Dallas 2011 A99th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HeinzHysteriaSK
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas Championships 2010 A44th TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HysteriaNeighborTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Washington, D.C. 2010 A22nd TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HysteriaNeighborTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Raleigh 2010 A33rd TDlogo std.png Triggers Down HysteriaNeighborTotz
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2010 A66th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefyNadedWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2010 B111th Carbonlogo std.png Carbon DefyStrongsideWalshy
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando Championships 2009 A22nd Classiclogo std.png Classic ChigGH057ayameSoldier187
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2009 A66th Classiclogo std.png Classic ChigGH057ayameSoldier187
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2009 A66th Classiclogo std.png Classic ChigLegendSoldier187
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Columbus 2009 A44th Classiclogo std.png Classic ChigLegendSoldier187
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2009 A99th Logo std2.png VG The New Order DefyKarmaNaded
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2008 A88th LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ DefyGandhiLegend
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Dallas 2008 A88th LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ DefyGandhiLegend
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Toronto 2008 B010th LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ DefyGandhiNaded
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Orlando 2008 B212th Logo std2.png PSF DefyFeaRGandhi
Halo 3 logo.png MLG San Diego 2008 C424th Logo std2.png The DyNaSty ThuggishKlLLARVG XiphoZTrIcKsDaSaMuRiE
Halo 3 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2008 C323rd LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ DefyFrostyStunner
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007 A99th Logo std2.png TsK BooFrostyPoweezy
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2007 B616th Logo std2.png Perfect Balance Da BeAsTMackVash
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2007 A88th Logo std2.png Perfect Balance Da BeAsTMackSmoltz
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2007 B414th Logo std2.png Antigravity BradEliSmoltz
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Meadowlands 2007 C626th Logo std2.png Antimatter BooEli8Ball
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Charlotte 2007 B212th Logo std2.png Antimatter EliSpainiard8Ball
Halo 2 logo.png MLG New York Playoffs 2006 B414th Logo std2.png Gty DrBobOVERSHIELDDonut 5SiX1
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Orlando 2006 B515th Logo std2.png NdH BuLLeTzXeniosSuReShOt
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Chicago 2006 C020th Logo std2.png Nothing to Lose bradfox2EliQuickDeath
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Anaheim 2006 B919th Logo std2.png Team TmF TeAm_BuRnHaliDonut 5SiX1
Halo 2 logo.png MLG Dallas 2006 E949 - 64th Logo std2.png fLu HorHouse69ThorWacked

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