Damon "Karma" Barlow - Call of Duty Player


Name:
Damon Barlow
Date of Birth:
July 17, 1993
Age:
24
Canada
Canada
World Ranking:
#76
Country Ranking:
#5

Total Prize Money Earned:
$638,972.25 From 83 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
coL TBGKarma, Fariko Karma, Impact DKarma, Karma, Karma nV, OGTenthGrain, oOYOSHIOo, OpTic Karma, OpTic-Karma-Stan, sallynonose, x--Karma--x, [God]Impact DKarma

Biography

Damon "Karma" Barlow is a Canadian competitive Call of Duty player, not to be confused with the American competitive MLG Halo player Ben "Karma" Jackson. He is the only player to win back-to-back Call of Duty World Championships, playing with Fariko.Impact and compLexity Gaming in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He currently plays for OpTic Gaming.

Karma originally began playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: World at War. His first major offline event was at MLG Columbus 2011 during the Call of Duty: Black Ops season, where he placed 10th with team yunGunZ. The next event was MLG Anaheim almost two months later, where his team showed improvement and resulted in a 6th place finish. To improve his chance of winning, he joins team IcoNs XtravaganT alongside Rambo, Bobby, and Revan. This new team didn't take him much further, with a 6th place finish at MLG Orlando, but a more respectable 5th place finish at the higher-paying championship at MLG Providence.

Since MLG did not add Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Karma's only notable result was 4th place in the online tournament Machinima Frag Cup III. Competitive Call of Duty returned to the MLG Pro Circuit in 2013 with the Call of Duty: Black Ops II season, when the game replaced Halo as their main-stage game. He joined Fariko.Impact at the start, leading to 3rd place finishes in both Machinima Frag Cup IV and UMG Chicago 10K. Despite the top 3 placements, the team felt they under-performed and decided to switch up the roster. Going into the MLG Winter Championship, the new roster consisting of Karma, Killa, MiRx and Parasite blew up the competition, beating UNiTE Gaming twice to win the tournament. Their success continue in Europe with a win at EGL 9, and back in North America with UMG St. Louis and the 2013 Call of Duty Championship.

After taking his share of the $400,000 grand prize, Karma and Impact parted ways with the Fariko organization, joining up with IcoNs under the name "IcoNs.Impact". Their results began to wane, beginning with their loss to compLexity Gaming at the grand finals of MLG Spring Championship, and a 4th place finish at Gfinity London 2013. Karma left Impact and joined Team EnVyUs, finishing off the rest of the season with less than stellar results.

Entering the Call of Duty: Ghosts season, Karma joined compLexity Gaming to complete the roster of Aches, Teepee and Crimsix. They immediately dominated the scene, with their first big win at UMG Philadelphia, following up with Karma's consecutive win at 2014 Call of Duty Championship, making him the only player to win back-to-back Call of Duty World Championships. Following another win at UGC Niagara, compLexity sells their Call of Duty team to Evil Geniuses. Their results became inconsistent; with a bronze medal at the MLG X Games Invitational, a win at MLG Anaheim, and results outside of top 4 until Karma eventually left the team and joined FaZe. He finished off the season with a win at UMG Nashville.

After joining Faze that did not work out well, and going into Advanced Warfare, he ended up on OpTic Nation, OpTic Gaming's secondary Call of Duty team. While yet again that did not work, Karma soon found himself on OpTic's main Call of Duty team about midway through the Advanced Warfare. He then ended up winning 4 events that year.

Going into Black Ops 3, OpTic kept their team together, going into the year as favorites for every event. Karma and his team would win 5 events, going into Call of Duty Championships 2016.They would then place 7/8, and as to many, underperform.

Going into Infinite Warfare, yet again the team would stay together, and be the favorites for every event. Karma and his team would win 4 events that year, including Call of Duty Championships 2017, cementing themselves as the greatest Call of Duty roster ever, and Karma becoming the only player to have 3 rings.



Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
2017$260,625.001040.79%|$1,375.0030.22%|$259,250.00740.57%
2016$73,039.381211.43%|$7,500.0031.17%|$65,539.38910.26%
2015$64,974.502710.17%|$5,724.50180.90%|$59,250.0099.27%
2014$121,369.261618.99%|$3,966.2580.62%|$117,403.01818.37%
2013$115,239.111218.04%|$595.0020.09%|$114,644.111017.94%
2012$625.0030.10%|$375.0020.06%|$250.0010.04%
2011$3,100.0030.49%|$0.0000.00%|$3,100.0030.49%

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
24 Years Old$203,500.00331.85%|$375.0010.06%|$203,125.00231.79%
23 Years Old$84,625.001113.24%|$1,000.0020.16%|$83,625.00913.09%
22 Years Old$93,189.382414.58%|$10,150.00141.59%|$83,039.381013.00%
21 Years Old$22,582.00163.53%|$3,707.0090.58%|$18,875.0072.95%
20 Years Old$119,199.501718.65%|$3,928.7580.61%|$115,270.75918.04%
19 Years Old$112,651.37817.63%|$250.0010.04%|$112,401.37717.59%
18 Years Old$3,225.0040.50%|$125.0010.02%|$3,100.0030.49%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare$63,787.00289.98%|$5,912.00190.93%|$57,875.0099.06%
Call of Duty: Black Ops$3,100.0030.49%|$0.0000.00%|$3,100.0030.49%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2$114,789.111217.96%|$395.0020.06%|$114,394.111017.90%
Call of Duty: Black Ops III$73,539.381211.51%|$7,500.0031.17%|$66,039.38910.34%
Call of Duty: Ghosts$122,006.761619.09%|$4,228.7580.66%|$117,778.01818.43%
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare$261,250.001040.89%|$1,000.0020.16%|$260,250.00840.73%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3$125.0010.02%|$125.0010.02%|$0.0000.00%
Call of Duty: World War II$375.0010.06%|$375.0010.06%|$0.0000.00%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Evil Geniuses$6,375.0021.00%|$125.0010.02%|$6,250.0010.98%
FaZe Clan$4,500.0020.70%|$0.0000.00%|$4,500.0020.70%
OpTic Gaming$398,442.634762.36%|$14,653.25232.29%|$383,789.382460.06%
Call of Duty (OpTic Nation)$953.7550.15%|$578.7530.09%|$375.0020.06%
Team EnVyUs$3,887.7460.61%|$145.0010.02%|$3,742.7450.59%
compLexity Gaming$110,186.761017.24%|$3,658.7560.57%|$106,528.01416.67%
<independent>$114,626.371117.94%|$375.0020.06%|$114,251.37917.88%

Highest Prize Money Won

Top Placements

Champion
Runner-up
3rd/Semis
49 Tournaments
12 Tournaments
5 Tournaments


Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

At present, Karma is ranked #76 in highest overall earnings, and #5 in highest earnings for players from Canada.


Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

The most money that Karma has won from a single tournament was $150,000.00 from CWL Championship 2017 on August 13, 2017. His 1st place finish makes up 23.48% of his total prize money won.


$100,000 Milestone

On April 7, 2013, Karma arrived at the $100,000 milestone, winning $100,000.00 and placing 1st at Call of Duty Championship 2013. Prize money from 9 tournaments got him to that point.


Recent Earnings

In the last 90 days, Karma has been awarded $375.00 in prize money from a single tournament, all of which came in the last month.



References


1.http://cod.esportswikis.com/wiki/Karma
Karma - eSportspedia's Call of Duty Wiki
Last Checked 2015-01-16 11:43:45 AM
2.http://cod.esportswikis.com/wiki/News
News - eSportspedia's Call of Duty Wiki
Last Checked 2015-01-27 12:12:28 PM
3.http://gamebattles.majorleaguegaming.com/profile/x--Karma--x
x--Karma--x's Profile at GameBattles
Last Checked 2015-02-12 5:00:19 AM
4.http://gankreport.com/karma-leaves-icons-impact-for-envyus/
Karma leaves IcoNs.Impact for EnVyUs | Gank Report
Last Checked 2015-03-13 3:10:06 AM
5.http://readyupgaming.com/2015/04/optic-gaming-picks-up-karma/
Optic Gaming Picks Up Karma | READYUP GAMING
Last Checked 2015-10-29 4:45:52 AM
6.http://teambeyond.net/complexity-drops-clayster-and-picks-up-karma/
CompLexity drops Clayster and picks up Karma | Beyond Entertainment
Last Checked 2015-03-13 3:04:41 AM
7.http://teambeyond.net/karma-leaves-evil-geniuses/
Karma Leaves Evil Geniuses | Beyond Entertainment
Last Checked 2015-02-12 3:56:02 AM
8.http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/4266/
compLexity Welcomes Karma; Releases Clayster - compLexity Gaming
Last Checked 2015-02-16 2:36:03 AM
9.http://www.complexitygaming.com/news/4345/
compLexity Sells COD Squad to Evil Geniuses - compLexity Gaming
Last Checked 2015-02-16 2:37:50 AM
10.http://www.esportsmax.com/news/evil-geniuses-buy-complexitys-call-duty-team
Evil Geniuses Buy CompLexity's Call of Duty Team | eSportsMax
Last Checked 2015-02-16 2:39:07 AM
11.http://www.esportsmax.com/news/final-rosters-confirmed-mlg-pro-league-season-2-t...
Final Rosters Confirmed for MLG Pro League Season 2 Teams | eSportsMax
Last Checked 2014-10-01 5:00:06 PM
12.http://www.ongamers.com/articles/complexity-s-cod-team-becomes-evil-geniuses/110...
compLexity's CoD team becomes Evil Geniuses - onGamers
Last Checked 2015-02-12 3:54:12 AM
13.http://www.redbull.com/us/en/esports/stories/1331715878211/karma-optic-gaming-s-...
Karma, OpTic Gaming's Newest Powerhouse
Last Checked 2015-10-29 4:45:25 AM
14.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOuVtqqr7SY
Interview with Karma at MLG Columbus 2013 - YouTube
Last Checked 2015-10-29 4:45:13 AM
15.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqVvMoko-Ks
Interview with Karma nV presented by @elgatogaming - YouTube
Last Checked 2015-10-29 4:46:49 AM