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Call of Duty • Jan 03, 2019

OpTic’s Crimsix explains why Karma is both the best and worst teammate

OpTic’s Crimsix explains why Karma is both the best and worst teammate

OpTic Gaming vet Ian 'Crimsix' Porter has discussed who the 'best teammate' he ever had is, but his answer might not be quite what you expect.

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Having competed at the top level of Call of Duty esports for almost ten years, you might expect Crimsix to have had an endless list of teammates, but he is one of the few long time players to have played alongside only a select number.

In fact, Crimsix has only really been part of three teams throughout his career - compLexity, Evil Geniuses and of course, OpTic Gaming.

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While competing, he has rarely been seen without at least one of two players by his side, Seth 'Scump' Abner and Damon 'Karma' Barlow.

In the latest episode of '600 Seconds' with OpTic founder Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez, Crimsix was asked to pick his best teammate (excluding Scump, due to how long they had played together).

Unsurprisingly, he picked Karma - but it wasn't straight forward. Crimsix explains, "Not including Seth? Damon - in a good mood." 

This distinction is important, as Porter stated that Karma in a bad mood is "quiet, he doesn't talk - but I think Damon in a good mood, is the best teammate ever."

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Having played together on compLexity, Evil Geniuses and now OpTic, and winning two world championships together, the Crimsix and Karma duo is one of the most dominant in all of CoD esports.

Despite having dropped Karma from the roster during the WWII season, the pair have been reunited for the Black Ops 4 season, and already got back to winning ways at CWL Vegas, where Crimsix thanked him for returning to the roster, saying "we're nothing without you."

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