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Karma reveals Crimsix split following OpTic roster drama

Published: 14/Sep/2019 9:28 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 12:27

by Connor Bennett


Three-time Call of Duty World Champion Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has confirmed that he won’t be teaming with longtime teammate Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter ahead of the CoD League franchising.

With the Black Ops 4 competitive season well and truly over following CoD Champs, a whole range of professional players have confirmed that their futures will be in for a shake-up as everyone looks forward to Modern Warfare.

We’ve already seen former world champions like Crimsix and Arcitys confirm their free agency, while a star like ZooMaa has confirmed he won’t be with FaZe Clan moving forward. However, after stating that he was in the dark over his future, Karma has finally given an insight as to what the future holds for him moving into the Call of Duty League.

MLGKarma and Crimsix won world championships together with OpTic and Complexity.

Karma and Crimsix have both seemingly been ousted from the roster featuring Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Brandon ‘Dashy’ Otell and Thomas ‘TJHaLy’ Haly, but fans are wondering if they will stick together as a duo.

During his September 13 stream, the three-time CoD World Champion was asked if he was going to be staying alongside Crimsix moving into franchising, as the “one man who stuck by your side.”

“Umm, no,” Karma replied after a few moments of silence. He expanded further, though, adding: “One thing I’ll tell you, we wanted to but it didn’t happen.” 

While neither Karma or Crimsix have confirmed where they will be headed in franchising, it does appear as if the OpTic Gaming squad from Black Ops 4 will definitely be going their separate ways. 

That, too, would include Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, who has been teaming with Crimsix since 2014. Scump has been rumored to be reuniting with Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, a move which Crimsix appeared to confirm during a CSGO game – and sparked a public spat between the former OpTic and Luminosity Gaming players. 

Where any of the former OpTic players will end up, however, remains to be seen as no franchised team has yet to announce a player – despite intensifying rumors about line-ups and contracts being signed. 

You can follow all the ins and out of the pre-franchising rostermania transfer period with our dedicated live tracker.


Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

Dr Disrespect mic muted slam
Dr Disrespect
Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.