How Karma Reinvented Himself to Win 3 CoD World Championships - Dexerto
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How Karma Reinvented Himself to Win 3 CoD World Championships

Published: 17/Apr/2020 16:00 Updated: 1/May/2020 13:55

by Joe Craven


With OpTic Gaming’s win over Team Envy at the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare World Championships, one member of the Greenwall made history, that still stands to this day.

When Call of Duty fans discuss the best CoD player of all time, there is one name that crops up more than all the rest. Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is the only player to have won three world championships, doing so in three separate Call of Duty titles.

The first came in 2013 on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, when Karma played on Fariko Impact alongside Killa, MiRx and Parasite. The squad were seriously impressive in Treyarch’s acclaimed title, but disbanded just weeks after winning their world title.


The Fariko squad celebrate their world championship.

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After leaving Fariko, Karma found himself on Impact and Team Envy, before joining CompLexity Gaming. Here, Barlow became the only two-time CoD world champion, winning on CoD Ghosts alongside Crimsix, TeePee and ACHES.

He would reunite with Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter on OpTic Gaming a year later, when Nadeshot stepping back left a spot on the famous Greenwall. Despite disappointment at Black Ops III’s World Champs, OpTic regrouped and won Infinite Warfare’s CoD Champs, beating the Envy roster that knocked them into the Losers’ Bracket in Black Ops III.

But how has one man become such a stalwart of Call of Duty? Here, we take a look at the adaptability, talent and desire that has made Karma the best of all time.