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Karma hits back at CDL’s coverage of Seattle Surge

Published: 12/Apr/2020 15:00 Updated: 12/Apr/2020 16:02

by Joe Craven


Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow, three-time Call of Duty world champion and player for Seattle Surge, has criticized some of the broadcasting of CDL Dallas, accusing it of overly focusing on his team’s struggles. 

On paper, Seattle Surge’s lineup is strong enough to be mixing with the likes of Chicago Huntsmen and Atlanta FaZe. Slacked, Octane, Karma, Enable and Apathy all in the same place should be enough to guarantee some high placements.

However, they have struggled massively since the inaugural CDL kicked off back in January of 2020. Their struggles led them to swapping out Enable for Pandur, but the issues have continued online. In the ongoing CDL Dallas, they lost 3-2 to Minnesota ROKKR in the Losers’ Bracket and were swiftly eliminated.

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Seattle’s new lineup hasn’t fixed their issues.

It is during the ongoing Texan competition that Karma has spoken out, arguing the CDL has focused disproportionately on his team’s failings.

The incident began with JoeyNubzy, Seattle’s Head Coach, commenting that it must be a “super slow day” because the CDL’s commentators were talking about Seattle during the Paris/Minnesota matchup. He went on to say: “I just feel like I’ve heard the same thing for 6 hours and it’s not even our series anymore.”

The comments prompted replies from casters Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe and Anthony ‘NAMELESS’ Wheeler, both of whom argued that Seattle’s struggles were a major talking point.

While some CDL fans agreed with Benson and Nameless, Karma wasn’t satisfied with the explanation. He swiftly replied: “2 game 5s [and] teammate just had a kid. Kiss my ass”.

Karma is arguing that his team’s struggles are being blown out of proportion, and are far more understandable when considering that Apathy has just welcomed his newborn daughter into the world. This will obviously restrict the amount of practice time he has been able to attend.

In a second tweet, Karma highlighted the internet issues Seattle have had to overcome as part of the online event, arguing that they were even struggling to move during some games.

He even sarcastically commented: “That’s something you can talk about.”

Fans were split over the discussion, with some siding with the three-time world champion, while others argued that Seattle’s continued struggles were certainly worth extensive conversation.

Either way, Seattle will be hoping to see a drastic turnaround in results as we get further into the CDL campaign.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 teaser all but confirms Rebirth Island map

Published: 5/Dec/2020 0:31

by Tanner Pierce


During the announcement that Black Ops Cold War Season 1 and it’s subsequent Warzone integration would be slightly delayed by six days, the developers released a teaser image that all but confirms that the new map will involve Rebirth Island.

Earlier today, the CoD community was taken aback by the fact that the first post-launch content season for Black Ops Cold War had been officially delayed by six days.

While the delay isn’t long by any stretch of the imagination, many fans have been eager for more content, including the integration with Warzone, which so far we didn’t have many official details on.

But during the news, Treyarch dropped a teaser image for the season which at first glance might not show off much but if you look closely pretty much confirms all of the leaks that have come out over the last month or so.

Rebirth Island was originally teased in the Season 1 roadmap for Black Ops Cold War.

At the top of the teaser image, which says that Season 1 is coming on December 16, fans can see that a few phrases in red blurred out in varying degrees. Upping the brightness of the image in Photoshop reveals a few cool, interesting details.

The first is a set of coordinates at the very top of the image. Inputting that latitude and longitude into Google Maps will take you to the real-life Vozrozhdeniya Island in Uzbekistan, otherwise known as Rebirth Island. Beyond that, the phrase “Rebirth Island” can actually be seen in the image as well.

While both of these can be seen normally in the base image, they are way easier to see after it’s been brightened.

Brighting the teaser image in Photoshop reveals coordinates for the real-life Rebirth Island.

This all but confirms the leaks that Rebirth Island will be coming to the game when the integration happens and given the fact that the developers have already confirmed a new map for the season, it’s almost certainly this one.

As with with any other rumor or speculation, take this with a grain of salt, however, fans will likely be getting their first look at Rebirth Island sometime within the next week or two so keep an eye out for that.

Until then, keep it locked to Dexerto for more about Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.