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|Country of Birth||Canada|
|Birthday||July 17, 1993 (age 26)|
|Previous Role(s)||SMG Support|
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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 2011 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 2011. 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 2011 and a 5th place finish at the season end MLG National Championship 2011.
Like many players, due to the lack of support he chose to not compete during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. 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 2013 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 Team 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 Team 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, Team 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 Team EnVyUs 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 2014 and Call of Duty Championship 2014. Following the win at the biggest championship of the year, Karma along with the rest of the team cemented themselves as the clear favorites going into every event. At the next major LAN event at UGC Niagara 2014, the team finally looked beatable falling to amateur team XGN in the first round of the Championship Bracket. However, the losers bracket didn't scare them, as they went 21-2 in map count on Sunday to go all the way through the losers bracket and win the tournament. Following the tournament, Karma and his teammates announced that they were joining Evil Geniuses.
Following the switch over to Evil Geniuses, the team hoped to continue the same success. Unfortunately, they came up short at their very first event which was the MLG X Games Invitational. They took home a disappointing bronze medal. Despite the loss, the team was able to bounce back and win the International Playoff at the MLG Championship Anaheim losing only a combined 5 maps the entire event. Karma and the rest of the team hoped this would be a sign of more success for the them. However, at Gfinity 3 the team lost to Team Kaliber in their group stage ensuring they can only have the 2nd seed. They were placed in the Championship Bracket against FaZe who they would end up losing to, 3-0. The team had their worst placing to date finishing in the 5th-8th category. The next event was UMG Dallas but EG would not be attending due to Karma's wife giving birth and him wanting to stay at home with her. After Dallas, Karma announced that he was no longer happy with EG and would be leaving. After some speculation it was announced that he was loaned to FaZe Clan for the remainder of the season but would remain on contract with Evil Geniuses.
- Karma has 24 Major championship wins.
- Karma plays by the motto of "Hate losing more than you love winning".
- Karma's former gamertag was SallyNoNose.
- Karma was the first and is one of two players to win back-to-back Call of Duty World Championships (2013 and 2014).
- Karma is the only player to win three Call of Duty Championships (2013, 2014, 2017)
- Karma is the highest earning console player in esports history with over $600,000 earned.
- Karma was 1 of 6 players to be apart of the compLexity / Evil Geniuses dynasty; winning a total of 5 events with/during this dynasty.
- Karma is 1 of 6 players to compete on both, OpTic Gaming and OpTic Nation.
- Karma is the only Canadian player to win a Call of Duty Championship.
- Karma was the Pro Player analyst for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 Week 1 and 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.
|Recent Tournament Results (View All)|
|2019-08-18||3||$ 140,000||Call of Duty World League Championship 2019||OG|
|2019-07-21||7 - 8||$ 18,750||CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs||OG|
|2019-07-05||1 - 2||$ 84,375||CWL Pro League 2019||OG|
|2019-07-05||10||$ 8,000||CWL Pro League 2019||KARM|
|2019-06-16||3||$ 50,000||CWL Anaheim 2019||OG|
- November 30, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 3 (Hijacked vs Envy) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 5, Fariko Killa's 56 Bomb + Stealth Chopper by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 8, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 6 (HP on Raid vs Envy) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 12, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 7 (Slums Hardpoint vs TKO) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 16, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 8 (CTF on Slums vs TKO) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 17, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 9 (HP on Hijacked vs TKO) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 18, Fariko.Impact Listen In Ep 10 (Hardpoint on Raid vs TKO) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 19, Frag Cup Match vs Optic (Fariko John's POV) (Read Description) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 21, Frag Cup Fariko vs Optic (Karma and Killa POV) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- December 28, Fariko vs Optic (Final Map SnD) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- January 20, Fariko.Impact Road To Dallas Ep: 1 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- January 21, Fariko.Impact Road To Dallas Ep: 2 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- January 22, Fariko.Impact Road To Dallas Ep: 3 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- January 24, Fariko.Impact Road To Dallas Ep: 4 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 3, Road To Dallas Ep: 5 (Fariko vs coL) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 10, Road To Dallas Ep: 6 (Fariko vs Thrust) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 16, Fariko Impact Road to Dallas Ep 7 (Fariko vs Envy) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 18, Fariko Impact Road To Dallas Ep: 8 (Fariko vs SoaR) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 25, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 9 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 26, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 10 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 27, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 11 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- February 28, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 12 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 2, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 13 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 3, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 14 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 4, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 15 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 5, Fariko.Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 16 (Fariko vs FeaR) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 6, Fariko Impact Listen In Ep: 17 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 9, Fariko Impact Road to Dallas Ep: 18 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 22, Fariko.Impact Road to Call of Duty Championships Ep: 1 (Fariko vs Optic) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 23, Road to Call of Duty Championships Ep: 2 (Fariko vs Optic) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 29, Fariko Impact Road to Call of Duty Championships Ep: 3 (Fariko vs Optic) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- March 31, [EGL9] Cloud / Fariko.Impact Highlight Video + Winning Moment by Dexerto on YouTube
- April 2, Fariko Impact - Call of Duty Championship Team 2013 by Call of Duty on YouTube
- April 2, [EGL9] End of Tournament Interview with Fariko.Impact with Dexerto on YouTube
- April 6, Call of Duty Championship Interview: Karma and Parasite of Fariko.Impact with CODeSportsVideo on YouTube
- April 8, First Call of Duty Championships dominated by team Fariko Impact by Alexa Ray Corriea on Polygon
- April 9, Fariko Impact vs Quantic Listen In Ep: 14 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- April 11, [LAN] Interview Fariko.Impact with FarkoTV on YouTube
- April 12, Fariko Fails Ep 1 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- April 15, Fariko Impact vs Curse Listen In Ep: 16 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- April 18, Fariko Impact Listen In Ep: 17 by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- July 15, Interview with Karma nV with Dexerto on YouTube
- August 10, Interview with @Karma_nV of @TeamEnVyUs with Dexerto on YouTube
- August 11, Killa The Choo Choo Train-- and Epsilon going off on nV and Crowd by RINGSHOUSE on YouTube
- October 12, One Minute Interview with Karma with Dexerto on YouTube
- March 30, Karma Delighted on Consecutive Champs Final with Dexerto on YouTube
- March 30, Karma 1 minute Interview with Dexerto on YouTube
- May 16, Reddit AMA - Part 1 with Evil Geniuses on YouTube
- May 19, Reddit AMA - Part 2 with Evil Geniuses on YouTube
- May 20, Reddit AMA - Part 3 with Evil Geniuses on YouTube
- May 1, Fariko Impact - Greatest Show on LAN Documentary (The Great American CoD Story) by Spawn Trapped on YouTube
- May 15, OpTic Karma - UMG Cali Pre-Tournament Interview with Dexerto on YouTube
- June 5, OpTic Karma - Two Time World Champion (Montage) by SteveJC on YouTube
- June 21, Back to Back Gold - X Games 2015 Montage (OpTic Gaming) by Revitalize on YouTube
- June 22, Karma Talks Black Ops III at E3 with Dexerto on YouTube
- September 18, OpTic Gaming Wins MLG Worlds for 9th Victory in AW by Scott Duwe on Red Bull
- February 18, Karma OpTic Gaming - Call of Duty® World League with Call of Duty on YouTube
- August 31, Profile Highlights: Fariko Impact Lookback - Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation 4 by CWL on YouTube
- December 20, Karma reflects on MLG Vegas by Justin Binkowski on GAMURS
- March 17, OpTic Karma Interview - MLG CWL Dallas Open 2017 with Dexerto on YouTube
- May 11, Living Esports: Damon "Karma" Barlow with Scuf Gaming on YouTube
- June 17, OpTic Karma Interview at MLG Anaheim Open 2017 with Dexerto on YouTube
- November 16, TOP 10 Karma Moments in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 by Dexerto on YouTube
- November 26, Karma Explains How He Went Pro with Karma on YouTube
- May 6, Octane and Methodz replace FormaL and Karma on OpTic Gaming’s Call of Duty roster by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- January 27, Where Are They Now? --FARIKO IMPACT-- by DarkoSZN on YouTube
- March 11, Karma vs. Crimsix: Who's the CoD GOAT? by Dexerto on YouTube
- March 23, Scump says 'GOATs' like JKap can't be dropped - forgetting he dropped Karma by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- April 27, Clayster calls out OpTic for being late to scrims, and Karma hits back by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- May 15, Top 10 Karma Moments Before Black Ops 4 by Dexerto on YouTube
- June 9, The Best Trash Talkers in the World - Fariko Impact Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- June 10, The MOST RUTHLESS Team in History - Complexity Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- June 11, The BEST Call of Duty Team of All Time - OpTic Gaming Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- August 19, Top 10 Call of Duty players of all time following last ever CoD Champs by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
- August 19, The 22 players to have won a Call of Duty World Championship by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- August 20, The top 10 highest-earning players in Call of Duty history by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- September 10, Karma reveals frustration with OpTic CoD roster situation by Calum Patterson on Dexerto
Karma at CWL Vegas 2019
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