OpTic Gaming Call of Duty player Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter has seemingly confirmed a rumor regarding the name of one of Black Ops 4’s newest submachine guns, the Daemon 3XB.
Ever since the gun was introduced to Black Ops 4 on December 11, Call of Duty esports fans have wondered whether the weapon was a nod to Crimsix’s OpTic Gaming teammate, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.
The name of the weapon is strikingly similar to Karma’s forename Damon, while some believed that '3XB' portion of the name referred to Barlow’s three Call of Duty Championship victories.
While neither Activision or Treyarch have never confirmed the meaning behind the weapon’s name, Crimsix has revealed that the weapon is in fact named after Barlow.
While streaming on Tuesday, January 1, Crimsix was asked about the submachine gun by one of his viewers, and stated: “Yeah, the Daemon 3XB is named after him.”
Porter went on to reveal that it was Treyarch Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar who informed of this, saying: “100% named after him. I actually got confirmation from Vonderhaar, it was totally named after him.”
Naming the submachine gun after Barlow was likely a homage to the OpTic Gaming star’s incredibly successful career in esports, which has made him the highest earning console esports player in the world.
After a disappointing CoD: WWII season that saw him dropped from OpTic’s starting lineup, Karma returned to competition at CWL Las Vegas, where he and his teammates claimed victory in the first Black Ops 4 tournament of the season.