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Karma Believes He Could Improve All But Two of the CWL Pro League Teams If He Played a Particular Role

Published: 31/May/2018 14:44 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:00

by Ross Deason


Former OpTic Gaming Call of Duty star Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow believes that he could improve every team in the CWL Pro League except for his former team and Rise Nation.

As a three time World Champion, Karma is widely, and rightly, regarded as one of the best competitive Call of Duty players in history.

However, the Canadian veteran saw his stock drop somewhat toward the end of his tenure with OpTic Gaming as he struggled to shine playing the more supportive role in the star studded team.

Following CWL Seattle, Karma and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper were replaced on OpTic by Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni. FormaL quickly found a new home with Luminosity but Karma didn’t get any offers that he saw worthy of pursuing.

With he still has a drive to compete at the highest level, Karma has decided to take a step back from the competitive scene, wait for a potential offer from a top team, and reassess his options.

However, the legendary player is still supremely confident and on May 30th he lamented the fact that he is sat on the sidelines watching when he believes that he could improve every team in the CWL Pro League, besides Rise Nation and OpTic, if he played the main assault rifle role.

The statement is a controversial one, and has sparked a great deal of debate within the competitive Call of Duty community, but doubting Karma has rarely ended well for fans or fellow competitors over the years.

OpTic and Rise Nation have looked dominant so far in Stage 2 of the CWL Pro League, confirming the rumors about their online form, but won’t face each other until June 7th at the end of Week 2 for Division B.

One player that disagrees with Karma’s assertion about improving teams is eUnited’s James ‘Clayster’ Eubanks. The 2015 World Champion responded on Twitter, saying that his team has not one, but two players that are better in the AR role.

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How to watch Hitch’s $20K Black Ops 2 Invitational: Teams, schedule, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 5:49 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 5:50

by Brad Norton


Returning for his final event of the Call of Duty League offseason, Team Summertime’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards is hosting an enormous Black Ops 2 Invitational featuring former champions and popular content creators.

Throwback tournaments have been all the rage throughout the 2020 offseason and no one has been leading the charge quite like Hitch. Outside of hosting Warzone comps, his unique tournaments have spanned from Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops 4. This time, his sights are set on 2012’s Black Ops 2.

Despite hackers ruining an early test for this particular event, the kinks have all seemingly been worked out. From former championship-winning teams to some of the biggest content creators, Hitch’s final event is set to be the biggest yet.

From how you can tune in, to every player joining the all-star Call of Duty event, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything there is to know about the Black Ops 2 Invitational.

How to watch the Black Ops 2 Invitational

The final event of the offseason is set to kick off on Wednesday, October 28. Opening matchups will be going live at 3PM EST (12PM PT) and the broadcast will likely run for most of the day.

As per usual, it’s all expected to be featured on Hitch’s own Twitch stream which we’ve embedded below. A majority of the players and creators will likely be sharing their own perspectives throughout the event as well.

Teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational

Some squads feature some of the most successful Call of Duty veterans while others consist of popular streamers. Regardless, every team is stacked with FPS talent so expect some close matchups.

Standing out among the eight rosters is a true throwback. The 2014 world championship team of Crimsix, Karma, TeePee, and ACHES, will be reuniting. Formerly representing Complexity and then Evil Geniuses, these four players haven’t been on the same team since 2014.

The full list of teams competing in the Black Ops 2 Invitational can be found below.

  • Team Dr Disrespect: Dr Disrespect, ZLaner, StoneMountain64, & KingRichard
  • Team CouRageJD: CouRageJD, Parad12e, LEQIQN, & MLGImpulse
  • Team The Mob: Classify, Mako, Froste, Flyroh
  • Team Scump: Scump, Envoy, Merk, & Rambo
  • Team Aydan: Aydan, Ritual, Kismet, & Parasite
  • Team Luli: Lulu, Blazt, Frozone, & Almxnd
  • Team Pamaj: Pamaj, Rated, JHaZe, & Exodass
  • Team TeePee: TeePee, Karma, Crimsix, & ACHES

Not much else is known regarding a specific schedule or format just yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when brackets are available.

Keep your eyes peeled for highlights and final results as the Black Ops 2 Invitational gets underway.