OpTic Gaming’s Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow has dropped a little nugget of information as the roster rumors regarding his team continue to circulate.
For the first time since the Advanced Warfare season, OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty team looks set to make some roster changes.
The current World Champions have struggled to meet their high expectations since the switch to Call of Duty: WWII and their most recent result of 13th – 16th at CWL Seattle seems to have been the final nail in the coffin.
As the most popular team in all of Call of Duty, and arguably the most talented roster in the franchise’s history, the potential shuffle has caused an influx of roster rumors and speculation that the community has rarely seen.
One of the players that is almost universally expected to be departing the team is Karma, and the most popular candidate to replace him has been Rise Nation’s Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman – a player that many other pros view as the best in the game.
However, during a recent Twitch stream, Karma commented on the Gunless to OpTic rumors and made it clear that he “highly doubts” that it is happening.
This information can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
Firstly, the negotiations fell through, meaning that Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper could also be leaving the roster as he supposedly only agreed to stay on the team if Gunless joined.
Secondly, the information leaks about the entire team leaving OpTic and joining some other team were true, meaning that Karma’s information is true but with a twist.
Or lastly, Rise Nation was unwilling to sell their star player and OpTic decided to take aim at another player, or players, like some of the Luminosity Gaming rumors would suggest.