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Karma Doesn’t Think OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty Team Can Win CoD Champs This Year

Published: 16/Jul/2018 13:47 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Ross Deason


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.

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How to watch $200k Warzone Twitch Rivals Season 6 Showdown: stream, date

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:47

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch Rivals has announced another Warzone Showdown for Season 6, with plenty of the top content creators and pros ready to battle it out for a share of the $200,000 prize pool. Here’s everything you’ll need to watch.

Warzone fans have had plenty of competitive action to watch since the release of the battle royale title, and many of the biggest stars in gaming have jumped to the new Call of Duty mode to entertain their fans.

With the Haunting of Verdansk event now underway and Black Ops Cold War fast approaching, Twitch Rivals revealed that they would be hosting their biggest Warzone showdown yet to close out the Modern Warfare season. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Haunting of Verdansk event has taken over Warzone.

When does Twitch Rivals’ Warzone showdown start?

The Season 6 Twitch Rivals Showdown event is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 23. The action is expected to get underway at 9AM PT/ 12PM ET / 5 PM BST / 6PM CEST.

The event itself will be split into two regional tournaments, one for Europe and one for North American players, with $100,000 up for grabs in each region.

How to watch the Warzone Season 6 Showdown

As always, the Warzone Showdown will be streamed with commentary on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have embedded down below.

Each of the players competing will also be able to stream the Twitch Rivals Showdown from their point-of-view, giving Call of Duty fans plenty of ways to tune in to the action.

With the recent Haunting of Verdansk in Warzone, players won’t have too long to adapt to all of the Halloween-themed changes in-game and it should make for some entertaining moments.

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Who is playing in the Warzone S6 Showdown

For this Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown, the format will be Duos and the event is expected to be stacked with 45 duos competing in each region.

While the full list of players has not been announced by Twitch Rivals, they have given some hints as to who will be making their appearance on October 23.

Pros and streamers like NICKMERCS, Scump, Tommey, TimTheTatman, UnRationaL, and more have all been teased, but it is likely that more will be announced closer to the event.