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Karma calls out blatant cheater in Black Ops Cold War tournament

Published: 19/Nov/2020 11:04

by Jacob Hale


With Black Ops Cold War tournaments officially underway, it looks like cheaters are making their way to the top, if three-time Call of Duty world champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is to be believed.

With the release of Warzone back in March, hackers in Call of Duty became a rampant problem, with players begging for good anti-cheat measures.

One major concern for the Black Ops Cold War season was that, with the competitive scene switching to PC, we might see more cheating at the higher levels: and it looks like that might be coming to fruition.

During a GameBattles tournament on Wednesday, November 18, one player named Pixel made it all the way to the finals, beating the likes of Team Summertime and Karma on the way — but the three-time wasn’t having any of it.

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Cold War might already be flooded with hackers.

After watching his gameplay for a while and seeing some clips from matches, Karma, TST, and many of their fans came to the conclusion that the guy they were playing against was a cheater.

Of course, it’s hard to completely prove, but some of the clips do leave room for suspicion. For example, in this Miami Search and Destroy map, where he pleads with a teammate to check the bomb shortly after planting, despite having no visual on the site.

Karma then posted the following tweet, saying that “any good player would know he is cheating.”

That wasn’t all, though. Barlow then pulled up the accused’s stream to watch what is happening, and had a few more choice words, referring to him as a “bot” and “dogs**t” while questioning the legitimacy of his gameplay.

While some of the clips being shared around are questionable, without clear evidence or an admission of fault, it’s hard to say that this player is definitely a hacker — but when one of the best CoD players of all time is suggesting that wall hacks are at play, it does make the accusation seem more legitimate.

As expected, the player has vehemently denied all accusation made against him, saying that he’s “not rich enough for that sh*t.”

With two sides to the story, and many people adamantly defending both sides, we may never know the truth — but Zach definitely hasn’t made any new friends in the competitive scene after this.

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Better than Karma & FormaL? Aydan reacts to Dr Disrespect praise | CharlieIntel Podcast #11

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:36 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 1:01

by Albert Petrosyan


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In Episode 11 of the CharlieIntel Podcast, battle royale superstar Aydan addresses the bold praise he recently received from Dr Disrespect, which caused quite the stir on social media.

Dr Disrespect recently raised a lot of eyebrows in the world of online gaming, particularly in the Call of Duty community, after he made bold comments claiming Aydan “could be the best controller gamer the world has ever seen.”

He called the former Fortnite pro “something else,” while insinuating that he was above and beyond the likes of Karma and FormaL, two CoD legends (and in the case of FormaL, also a Halo standout) who most consider to be the ‘GOATs’ (greatest of all time) in the console/controller scene.

When asked about it on the CharlieIntel Podcast, Aydan admitted to feeling very honored to be given such praise from the Two-Time and humbly named off some other controller players who he felt also deserved such recognition.

“It’s very honorable, of course, especially from Doc, how big he is,” he said on the CharlieIntel Podcast. “I think there are a lot of other talented controller players out there. For example Shotzzy, he won a Championship in Halo and CoD recently. FormaL also played Halo, so I definitely give them a lot of props.

“I’ve played Fortnite and Warzone and I’ve been doing well so I understand where he’s [Doc] coming from and on top of that, the world record game, which probably convinced him a little more. But I’ll take it, I’m happy with that.”