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FormaL and Karma joke about OpTic reunion after they dominate Black Ops 4 match

Published: 2/Jun/2019 14:47 Updated: 2/Jun/2019 19:13

by Joe Craven


Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow shared a nostalgic joke about teaming together, as they dominated together in a practice match on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

FormaL and Karma are best known as two integral cogs of the OpTic Gaming dynasty; the CoD team that dominated the competitive scene from the middle of the Advanced Warfare season, when Karma was bumped up from OpTic Nation, replacing Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

From that point on, the OpTic roster consisting of FormaL, Karma, Crimsix and Scump, won numerous tournaments over a dominant three year stint. They finally cemented their place as the winningest CoD roster of all time after they won the Call of Duty World Championship in 2017, during Infinite Warfare.

CharlieIntelThe roster cemented their dynasty with the World Championship win in Infinite Warfare.

Despite not teaming together in over a year, the once unstoppable duo shared a nostalgic moment as they, once again, dominated a number of pros while playing Black Ops 4 on June 1.

The two were playing on the same team on Seaside Hardpoint, when Karma and FormaL quickly combined for five kills – entirely wiping the enemy team, and protecting the fountain hardpoint spawn. “Good fucking hold, me and Damon, let’s go!” said FormaL.

The clutch caused one of FormaL’s party to say he got “nostalgia” watching that, to which FormaL joked, “I know dude, holy shit. Please team with me.”

Both players left OpTic during the turbulent WW2 season, with FormaL being traded to Luminosity Gaming for Sam ‘Octane’ Larew, while Karma was benched as Anthony ‘MethodZ’ Zinni joined OpTic. Karma returned to OpTic for Black Ops 4, and has found moderate success since, as they took home the 2019 CWL Las Vegas Open.

FormaL still plays for Luminosity, the team which won the CWL Fort Worth Open 2019, but have struggled since then – placing 7-8 at CWL London and finishing Stage 1 Playoffs with a 5-13 record, causing them to finish dead last in Division A.

The struggles they have endured saw them replace Pierce ‘Gunless’ Hillman with coach Richard ‘Ricky’ Stacy, and this is probably the basis for FormaL’s joke, as him and Karma show their incredible talent once again.

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How to watch HusKerrs Howl $300K Warzone event: streams & schedule

Published: 30/Oct/2020 3:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:45

by Brad Norton


Another massive Warzone event is heating up as popular content creator and battle royale champion Jordan ‘HusKerrs’ Thomas is hosting his very own tournament with $300,000 on the line.

Following close behind Vikkstar’s original Warzone competition, HusKerrs is next in line for his own huge Call of Duty event. HusKerrs Howl aims to crown the best partners in the world as this unique event focuses on Duos action.

After making history as the first player to pass six figures in Warzone winnings, it’s only fitting that HusKerrs’ event comes with the biggest prize pool yet. A whopping $300,000 is up for grabs over the course of two weeks.

From the teams that will be dropping in to when each round of action is taking place, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event.

What is the HusKerrs Howl Warzone event?

The HusKerrs Howl event is one of the biggest Warzone tournaments to date. Not just in terms of prizing, but in how long it’s set to last and how many teams will be getting involved.

Duos will be dropping into Verdansk across multiple weeks in order to qualify for the Finals. Additionally, there’s also a special one-off Zombie Trios section to get things going before the Duos competition really begins.

A brand new Twitch channel has been created just for this event with HusKerrs set to host. We’ve embedded this below for your convenience. Expect almost every competitor to be sharing their own perspective throughout the tournament as well.  

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event schedule

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HusKerrs Howl will be starting with a Zombie Royale showdown.

First up is the special Zombie Day event on Friday, October 30 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. This is a unique Trios competition in the Zombie Royale playlists. Only one team can take out the prize for what is essentially a warm-up run before the real show starts up.

The following day on October 31, Duos will be dropping in for the first round of qualifying action. This will be followed up by the second and third rounds on November 5 and November 6 respectively.

Last but not least, the best Duos from the qualifiers will advance through to the Finals. This takes place on November 7 to determine the overall winner of the HusKerrs Howl event.

HusKerrs Howl Warzone event format

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This particular competition is for Duos only.

This particular Warzone competition is for Duos only and will feature a double-elimination bracket. 16 teams will be dropping in for the first day of action. They will go head to head until the very end with only the Top 3 qualifying for the Finals.

For the final two days of the qualifiers, only eight duos will be playing. From here, the Top 2 make it into the Finals. This makes seven Duos so HusKerrs will be taking the eighth and final spot.

As teams are going head to head, the Duo with the highest point total in each matchup will advance. No different from most Warzone events, teams will be awarded one point per elimination. There’s currently no telling how many points will be awarded for higher placements in each match.

Stay tuned over the coming days for full recaps and results as the action gets underway. Big names such as Symfuhny, Aydan, and TeePee are all expected for the event. So it’s sure to be an intense tournament.