OpTic Gaming's Karma Explains His Team Situation For the Black Ops 4 Season - Dexerto
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OpTic Gaming’s Karma Explains His Team Situation For the Black Ops 4 Season

Published: 8/Sep/2018 16:13

by Calum Patterson


OpTic Gaming member and former player Damon “Karma” Barlow plans to return to Call of Duty competition for the Black Ops 4 season, but is stuck in a predicament trying to find a roster.

Karma, a 3x World Champion (and the only player to have managed this feat), was dropped/benched by the OpTic roster midway through the WWII season.

He remains under the OpTic brand as a content creator, mainly as a streamer, but he plans to be back on the main stage for the Black Ops 4 season.

But, despite his experience and winning history, it isn’t as easy as some may think for Karma to settle on a new team.

As Karma has now explained himself, this is largely because of the possibility of CoD esports moving from four player rosters to five, and the uncertainty this is causing.


For this reason, it appears Karma will hold off settling on any set roster until after the announcement of 4v4 or moving to 5v5.

It is expected that all information regarding the Black Ops 4 competitive season will be revealed on September 19, when there will be a livestream direct from Treyarch studios about the upcoming year of the CWL.

Despite not playing throughout the end of the WWII season, Karma’s history as a competitor will undoubtedly keep his stock amongst players high.

If it does in fact move to 5v5, this may even benefit Karma, as some teams already organized as a four will be scrambling to secure a player of Karma’s caliber as their fifth.

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Another Warzone streamer shows hacks live on Twitch stream

Published: 24/Oct/2020 22:27

by Theo Salaun


Like clockwork, another Call of Duty: Warzone streamer has exposed their in-game cheats while playing live on Twitch. And this time, the cheater did not take kindly to chat quickly trashing him.

Hackers have been the biggest issue in Warzone; with cross-play enabled between PC and console players for the first time, the CoD fanbase has been exposed to even greater levels of cheating than ever before.

Going by ‘festation’ on Twitch, yet another streamer has outed themselves as a cheater on the platform by displaying their hacks while broadcasting live. In this case, they were quickly called out on Twitter and in the chat, leading to deleted clips and a switch to Black Ops 4 gameplay.

With Twitch chat flaming him for being bad at Modern Warfare and Warzone even with hacks activated, festation proceeded to let them know that he is elite on Black Ops 4 and challenged them to 1v1 matches. He then switched over to the earlier CoD title, but not before his hacks were clipped and shipped across the internet.

As shown in the clip, downloaded before its inevitable deletion on Twitch, festation is rolling around Verdansk while knowing precisely where every single opponent is on the map. He can see players, color-coded based on their health, with a structural indication of their character model’s movement through walls.

Similarly, he also has indicators for guns, cash, and armor found throughout the map. Unfortunately for him, that sort of unfair game awareness doesn’t equate to the IQ that matters, as he is easily blown up by a Cluster Strike at one point.

This is likely why Twitch chat laid into him even more, as fans typically shame hackers for remaining inferior at the game even when gaining an unfair advantage. 

Part of the reason why he gained a decent amount of viewers on Twitch was likely because of getting exposed on Twitter. Concerned fans of the battle royale went so far as to reply to a random TimTheTatMan tweet to try and bring attention to the blatant hacking.

In response, new viewers could enjoy seeing the cheater switch over to BO4 and continue to struggle while throwing out challenges to his detractors in chat: “Get on Black Ops 4, watch me smack any of you on Hardpoint.”

This is far from the first time a streamer has been exposed for cheating. In the past, one accidentally displayed his hacks while another purposefully tried to show his off. As of yet, neither Infinity Ward nor Twitch appear to have banned festation, but repercussions seem likely following this exposure.