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Karma Makes It Clear That He Won't Be Returning to OpTic Gaming

by Ross Deason

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It looks like Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow fans that are hoping to see him wear an OpTic Gaming jersey again in Black Ops 4 will be left disappointed.

The three time world champion took to Twitter during the 2018 CWL Championship grand final to say “sitting here WATCHING game 5 of the COD Champs finals. My dms are open btw”.

Naturally this statement drew a lot of attention as Karma has been inactive since being dropped by OpTic Gaming in May.

Any dreams of seeing him return to the organization were quickly squashed when a fan asked him to “save OpTic please” - the Canadian’s response was a quick “That’s the past.”

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While Karma has made it clear that he isn’t done with competing in Call of Duty, he has also shown that he is content to sit back and wait for the right opportunity to present itself.

CWL Champs 2018 was the first world championship that the 2013, 2014 and 2017 winner had missed out on and his statement about his Twitter direct messages being open certainly seems to suggest that he doesn’t intend on doing so again in 2019.

Although a return to OpTic Gaming would make a lot of fans very happy, another potential destination that has got people excited is 100 Thieves - the organization owned by former OpTic star Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

Nadeshot has stated on a number of occasions that 100 Thieves will be entering the competitive CoD scene for Black Ops 4 (which is due to be released on October 12) and has also expressed interest in OpTic players past and present.

Wherever Karma ends up, expect to see him with a controller in his hand at the next Call of Duty event, not behind the analysis desk.