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CoD pro Karma left stunned in Warzone after being outplayed by his wife

Published: 5/May/2020 8:45 Updated: 5/May/2020 10:44

by Brad Norton


One of the greatest competitive Call of Duty players of all time, Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow was left shocked after his wife gunned him down in a recent Warzone 1v1.

Karma might be one of the most accomplished console esports players of all time, and he may have more CoD Championship rings than anyone in history, but he can’t quite win them all. 

A recent Warzone lobby randomly threw the competitive veteran in against his wife, Holly. The two actually crossed paths in Verdansk and it’s safe to say the Barlow household is full of venerable FPS gamers.

While Karma was grinding Infinity Ward’s battle royale with fellow CoD veterans Josiah “Slacked” Berry and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, the powerhouse trio was caught off guard.

Splitting from his team for just a moment, Karma was gunned down by Holly before he could even truly react.

“I just sh** on my husband” she screamed after confirming the full kill. “I just absolutely f***ing destroyed Damon. No f***ing way.”

Late into the lobby with only 37 players left on the map, both were closing in on the final moments of the match. Only one could walk away victorious though.

While he tried to argue that he “literally just got back,” Karma was equipped with his full loadout as he was tagged by Holly, even including the title’s controversial akimbo pistols.

He instantly recognized the gamertag and threw his hands up in frustration after losing the one on one fight. It wasn’t long before his teammates erupted in laughter as well when they realized who had beaten him in the 1v1.

Holly was soon shut down by Apathy, but the moral victory of besting her husband in Warzone will be one to gloat about for weeks to come.

You never know who you might come across in your next Warzone match. This amusing moment goes to show that it could even be a loved one under the same roof — just make sure you’re ready to get that all-important win, and the bragging rights that are sure to follow.

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2021 CDL Challengers info announced: Scouting & Elite Series

Published: 30/Oct/2020 17:42 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 18:35

by Bill Cooney


The Call of Duty League has announced all-new details for upcoming 2021 Challengers events, and there will be even more ways for up and coming players to show their stuff.

Call of Duty Challengers is the official “path to pro” circuit for amateur CoD esports players around the world, and there are two brand new events being added to the circuit in 2021 – the Scouting Series and Challengers Elite.

The 2019 season wrapped up in August with the $500k finals crowning the top teams in North America, Europe and Asia. Once again, players looking for their big break are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity.

They won’t have to be patient for very long either, with the first new Challengers event kicking off just a couple of weeks at the time of writing, in early December with the Scouting Series.

This Series will bring together CDL coaches to draft their own squads from one big pool of all the players that secure an invite. These teams will be split up into EU and NA competitions and will play against teams from their region over the course of the four-day tournament.

Elite is the second new event, and will put the top amateur teams from Challengers into an exclusive bracket to battle it out, sometime “over the course of the 2021 Season.”

Challengers Cups were first introduced in 2019 and will be returning in 2021 as well. These will be standalone tournaments  players across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Through the Cups and the competitive Ladder, players can earn Challengers points which are used to qualify and seed teams for various events throughout the season.

Call of Duty Challengers players at LAN event
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Challengers brings together the best amateur CoD players from around the world to compete.

Specific dates for the upcoming 2021 season events are still unknown, but we’ll keep you posted on them as information becomes available.

If you’re interested in seeing if you and your team have what it takes, you can get more information on how to sign up and get going right here. There’s no guarantee you’ll be the next player on the Dallas Empire or anything like that, but if you’re confident in your ability to frag out, it can’t hurt to give it a shot.