OpTic Gaming's Karma Proves Once Again He is an FPS Master With Impressive CS:GO Clutch - Dexerto

OpTic Gaming’s Karma Proves Once Again He is an FPS Master With Impressive CS:GO Clutch

Published: 6/Jun/2018 22:16 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Calum Patterson


Damon “Karma” Barlow, long time member of OpTic Gaming, is best known as a three time Call of Duty world champion – but his FPS skills go beyond just CoD or even console shooters.

Known to be one of the smartest and most tactical Call of Duty minds, his skills are clearly transferable to other shooters, as we have seen in the past with clips on Rainbow Six: Siege or PUBG in the past.

But one of Karma’s other favorites is the legendary FPS Counter-Strike, a game that is not only tactically strenuous but also requires pinpoint accuracy.

And Karma isn’t be the first console Call of Duty player to also demonstrate skill on CS:GO with a keyboard and mouse, with notable Pro CS players such as Renegades Noah “Nifty” Francis or Australian player Oliver “DickStacy” Tierney coming from CoD backgrounds.

Karma took a step back from professional Call of Duty last month, as he moved to a content oriented position within OpTic, streaming almost daily.

Now spending more time playing a variety of games, he is able to show off his transferable skills more often, such as this ridiculous ace clutch in CS match making.

After apparently being down 11 rounds to 3, Karma and his team battled back in the match, and this 1v5 ace from him kept their comeback hopes alive.

This clutch is an even improvement over his already very impressive USP 4K clip from earlier this year, and is another example that Karma really is a master of shooters.

He has suggested he will look into a return to competitive Call of Duty upon the release of the upcoming Black Ops 4 title, but with plays like these we wouldn’t be surprised if he is eyeing up opportunities in other esports too.

You can watch Karma live on his Twitch channel where he streams almost daily.


Poizon: Complexity’s CS:GO prodigy turned AWP God

Published: 22/Oct/2020 19:28

by Lauren Bergin


From the ashes rise the phoenix: how Poizon helped Complexity upset the CS:GO pro scene.

With a history stretching as far back as 2013, Complexity Gaming have become one of the staple teams in the European CS:GO scene. However, CEO Jason Lake made the decision that 2020 was going to be the year Complexity became more than just a staple: they were here to dominate.

Picking up Valentin ‘poizon’ Vasilev from the tier 2 scene to add some precision to the squad in the AWS position. Although, some fans weren’t sure whether poizon was the player for the job.

The Blast Premier Spring 2020 Regular Season allowed poizon to show off his skills, ending in Complexity making it to second place, followed by a strong performance at DreamHack Open Anaheim.

This, coupled with a deal with ESL, secured a coveted place at ESL Pro League Season 11. Despite poizon being seriously injured, his prowess led to the team securing 10th to 12th place. This set them up beautifully for their dominant performance in the European finals, which they ultimately won due to insane plays from poizon.

It’s safe to say that poizon is Complexity’s secret weapon, and it’ll be exciting to watch his journey.