Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow is less than confident about OpTic Gaming’s chances of defending their Call of Duty World Championship title.
Karma, the only player to have won three World Championships, does not seem to believe that Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter will join him on that list following the 2018 installment of the event.
The Canadian star, who was dropped by OpTic Gaming in May of 2018 and is currently not inactive, was asked whether his former team would win the title again this year during a recent Twitch stream.
Unfortunately for OpTic’s massive fanbase, Karma’s answer was simply “I hate to say it but, honestly, I don’t think OpTic will win”.
Karma and OpTic Gaming enjoyed a great deal of success during their three year stint together, winning multiple events and finally securing a World Championship in 2017 as part of the Infinite Warfare season.
However, the team struggled to adapt to Call of Duty: WWII and eventually brought Sam ‘Octane’ Larew and Anthony ‘Methodz’ Zinni in to replace Karma and Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper.
Initial results in the CWL Pro League were impressive but the new roster still failed to make it past 5th - 6th at CWL Anaheim, leading some to believe that a title before the end of the season is unlikely.
Unfortunately for Karma fans, it looks like the Canadian will be sitting out the remainder of the season and re-evaluating his situation upon the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in October.
OpTic Gaming has two more opportunities to grab a major title in 2018; the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Finals in July and the Call of Duty World Championship in August.