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Damon "Karma" Barlow is a professional Call of Duty player for OpTic Gaming in the United States.
Damon "Karma" Barlow first started playing Call of Duty during Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. He started showcasing what he was truly capable of with the release of Call of Duty: World at War, however, his skill went largely unnoticed due to the lack of support in the community of the game.
His first real chance to shine came with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops. His first major event was MLG Columbus where he placed a decent 10th with his team yunGunZ. Going into the next event the team showed signs of improvement finishing 6th at MLG Anaheim. However, looking for more than just an average showing, he joined forces with the legendary Rambo under the Xtravagant name. Expecting to replicate the success the IXI name saw in the past, Karma and his teammates went into the rest of the season confident. However, it turned out to be much of the same with another 6th place finish at MLG Orlando and a 5th place finish at the season end MLG National Championship 2011..
After a brief spurt on OpTic nation in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with TuQuick and NaDeSHoT, he stopped competing due to the lack of support. With the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, he joined the newly formed team Impact coming in with great expectations. Following solid performances at the first two events, but not what the team was expecting, the roster got reshuffled. Going into the MLG Winter Championship in Dallas, Impact's roster consisted of Karma, Parasite, Killa, and Mirx. This is where both the team and Karma himself started reaching new levels. They ran through the competition and took the tournament win. This success continued into the next 3 events with the highlight being the Call of Duty Championship where Impact won the grand prize of $400,000. During this streak of wins, Karma became known as the best player in the game. However, like all good things, the success came to a stop at the MLG Spring Championship where Impact finished 2nd. Hoping they could bring back the success they had previously seen, the team stuck together for another go during Gfinity 1. Unfortunately it got worse, as the team finished a disappointing 4th. Before the team arrived back in the states, Karma left Impact and joined EnVyUs. Expectations skyrocketed immediately for the team with people expecting them to be capable of knocking CompLexity off of their historic run. Unfortunately, this never happened as EnVyUs never achieved even a top 3 finish the Black Ops 2 season.
New Game, New Team
Going into the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, EnVyUs still had high expectations of winning championships. At the first event of the season at MLG Fall Championship, the team once again came up well short of what was expected, finishing 6th. This was the last straw for Karma as he decided to make another team change. He left Envy and joined CompLexity. The roster change by CompLexity following a tournament win at the MLG Fall Championship was met with lots of criticism, however Karma quickly proved why he is still considered one of the best in the game as the team won their first two events together at UMG Philadelphia and Call of Duty Championship 2014.
- Plays by the motto of "Hate losing more than you love winning"
- Former gamertag was SallyNoNose
- Karma was the first player to win back-to-back Call of Duty Championships which was recently followed by Jkap's wins in the 2015 and 2016 Call of Duty Championships
- Karma is Married to his wife Holly whom he has a daughter with
|07/31/2011||Call of Duty: Black Ops||MLG Anaheim||yunGunZ||6th||$350|
|10/16/2011||Call of Duty: Black Ops||MLG Orlando||Xtravagant||6th||$350|
|11/20/2011||Call of Duty: Black Ops||MLG National Championship 2011||Xtravagant||5th||$2,500|
|12/16/2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||Frag Cup IV||Impact||3rd||$250|
|12/30/2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||UMG Chicago||Impact||3rd||$250|
|03/17/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||MLG Winter Championship||Impact||1st||$5,000|
|03/31/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||EGL 9||Impact||1st||£731 // $1200|
|04/07/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||Call of Duty Championship||Impact||1st||$100,000|
|04/21/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||UMG St. Louis||Impact||1st||$1,875|
|06/30/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||MLG Spring Championship||Impact||2nd||$3,000|
|07/14/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||Gfinity 1||Impact||4th||$1,250|
|07/18/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||DreamHack Valencia 2013||TCM||2nd||€375 // $515|
|09/02/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||MLG PAX Prime Invitational||EnVyUs||6th||$0|
|10/13/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||Gfinity 2||EnVyUs||4th||$1,250|
|10/20/2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2||UMG Dallas||EnVyUs||5th||$250|
|11/24/2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Fall Championship||EnVyUs||6th||$500|
|01/05/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||UMG Philadelphia||compLexity||1st||$2,500|
|03/30/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Call of Duty Championship 2014||compLexity||1st||$100,000|
|04/13/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Season 1 Playoffs||compLexity||1st||$1,750|
|05/04/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||UGC Niagara||compLexity||1st||$2,500|
|06/08/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG X Games Invitational||Evil Geniuses||3rd||Bronze Medal|
|06/22/2014||Call of Duty: Ghosts||MLG Championship Anaheim||Evil Geniuses||1st||$6,250|