|Country of Birth||United States|
|Birthday||July 21, 1994 (age 25)|
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Call of Duty 4 and Black Ops
Chris "Parasite" Duarte has been playing video games his entire life, he first started playing competitively in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, competing on the online pro circuit events. Parasite really started to show his skills in Call of Duty: Black Ops at the first ever Call of Duty Major League Gaming event at MLG Dallas 2011. Parasite went with a seemingly unknown team, Ground Zero, and placed 4th overall at the event. Parasite would then join apeX Collapse for the remainder of the season, placing 2nd at MLG Raleigh 2011 and fourth at MLG National Championship 2011 in Providence.
Modern Warfare 3
Chris remained on apeX Collapse going into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Season, along with Dedo, LyaR, and NAMELESS. Here, he continued to excel, placing 1st at the UMG Championships and at Insomnia 46. From there, he joined Team EnVyUs, placing 3rd at EGL 8.
Black Ops 2
Parasite continued his success into Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, where he is most known for being the captain of Fariko Impact, teaming with Karma, MiRx, and KiLLa. Along with Parasites' strong anchoring skills, Impact and their deadly hardpoint game went on to win four straight major events in a row including MLG Winter Championship, EGL 9, Call of Duty Championship 2013, and UMG St. Louis 2013. Later, he teamed with MBoZe, NAMELESS, and Ricky on UNiTE Gaming, where they handed the juggernaut compLexity Gaming their only loss (with money on the line) at the MLG PAX Prime Invitational. Parasite finished out Black Ops 2 on this team, finishing 8th and 3rd at their last two tournaments.
Going into Call of Duty:Ghosts, Parasite, along with NAMELESS, MiRx, and StaiNViLLe, played under Team Curse to form Curse LV. The team took off to a rocky start, finishing 10th at MLG Fall Championship 2013. The teams only 1st place finish came in the online Call of Duty Winter Invitational, but they did manage two 3rd place finishes along the way. For a short time, Parasite joined OpTic Gaming, before returning to Team Curse, along with Ricky. To the surprise of many, Curse LV, consisting of 3 out of 4 players from the championship team from Black Ops 2, failed to qualify for the Call of Duty Championship 2014. Eventually, Parasite left Team Curse, briefly joining FaZe Black, before settling down with Team EnVyUs. Here, he joined NAMELESS, MerK, and StuDyy, taking the spot of Rambo. He found some success with the team, finishing 2nd at UGC Niagara 2014 and 4th at the MLG X Games Invitational 2014. Before the start of the Season 3 online league, Parasite was released from Team EnVyUs, and decided to team with Censor, Dedo, and Apathy on FaZe Clan. After swapping Dedo with Karma in an exchange with Evil Geniuses, he (along with FaZe Clan) took a first place finish at UMG Nashville 2014.
Shortly following the release of Advanced Warfare, Parasite joined Prophecy NA alongside Ricky, Legal, and FEARS. This roster managed relative success, placing 3rd at MLG Columbus 2014, however only placed 9th-16th at UMG Orlando 2015. On January 21, 2015, Parasite tweeted that he had been traded from Prophecy NA to FaZe Clan to join the roster of ACHES, Slasher, and Enable for the remainder of Season 1 of the MLG Pro League. This roster managed the 4th seed going into Season 1 Playoffs, where they placed 4th, losing 3-1 versus Aware Gaming.NA in the winners bracket and falling short against Denial in the losers bracket, again losing 3-1.
This squad competed under FaZe Red for the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, finishing 3rd place, only dropping two series: one in the winners bracket and one in the losers bracket, both against the surprise Team Revenge roster. Following the tournament, he joined Team Kaliber, teaming with Sharp, Goonjar, and NAMELESS to take 1st place at UGC Niagara 2015. This roster fell to a disappointing 9th-16th finish at UMG California 2015 and a 4th place finish at MLG Season 2 Playoffs. After placing 2nd with a pickup team for the MES Detroit 20k, Parasite moved on to join Enigma6 Group, teaming with General, MRuiz, and Proofy. However, this lineup didn't last long, as Parasite left the team following a 13th-16th placing at UMG Dallas 2015.
On August 4, 2015, Parasite announced that he joined Epsilon eSports.NA to team with the roster of Remy, Royalty, and Nagafen. This squad went on to take 7th place at the end of Season 3 of the MLG Pro League and a 13th-16th finish at UMG Washington DC 2015. At Season 3 Playoffs, they fell 4-3 versus OpTic Gaming in the winners bracket finals, before being reverse swept by FaZe Clan in the losers bracket final, taking 3rd place. Epsilon eSports.NA competed at the MLG World Finals, with Aqua in place of Royalty. They had a rough start, exiting pool play with a 1-3 record, sending them to the losers bracket. They began a losers bracket run, taking out Enigma6 Group, Team Kaliber, and OpTic Nation, but fell to Team JusTus in Game 5, giving them a 7th-8th place finish.
Black Ops 3
Parasite joined compLexity Gaming to play under their first roster in their return to Call of Duty, to team with MiRx, Ricky, and NAMELESS. The squad were invited to compete at the Totino's Invitational, where they took 3rd-4th place, taking out Team EnVyUs but falling to OpTic Gaming. Then invited to the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Pro Division Qualifying Invitational Tournament, they would qualify for 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season. At UMG South Carolina 2016, they placed disappointing 9th-16th place finish. The compLexity squad placed 6th in Stage 1, with a 10-12 record. At Stage 1 Playoffs, they placed poorly again in 5th-8th after losing 4-0 to FaZe Clan.
Following Stage 1 Playoffs, compLexity Gaming dropped Parasite in favor of Goonjar. This new roster was similarly short lived, as NAMELESS went over to Luminosity Gaming, bringing Parasite back onto compLexity. At MLG Anaheim Open 2016, they fell into the losers bracket after an 0-3 record in their pool. They beat out In2ition and H2k-Gaming, however lost to Cloud9 for a 9th-12th finish. This roster ran into more trouble, as they took 10th place throughout Stage 2 of the Call of Duty World League, failing to qualify for Stage 2 Playoffs. Parasite (along with MiRx) left compLexity Gaming to join the newly formed Kingsmen, joining Llama and Maux to compete at MLG Orlando Open 2016. This roster qualified for pool play through the open bracket, however were sent down to the losers bracket after another 0-3 pool play record. In Round 1 of the losers bracket, they lost 3-1 against SetToDestroyX, placing 17th-20th.
Parasite rejoined compLexity Gaming (as part of the compLexity-Cloud9 trade) for the 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship, completing a brand new roster consisting of Parasite, Llama, Swarley, and Havok. This roster initially found much more success, finishing pool play with a 3-0 record and going into the winners bracket undefeated. However, they fell 3-2 to the brand new Cloud9 roster, sending them into the losers bracket against Team Kaliber, where they again lost 3-2, eliminating them from the tournament, and placing them at 13th-16th
Parasite stayed with compLexity following the release of Infinite Warfare. Havok had left the roster to play for the returning eSports juggernaut, Evil Geniuses. With one open spot on the roster, Parasite, Llama, and Swarley picked up Xotic to compete at MLG Las Vegas 2016, qualifying through the Online Qualifier. This roster exited pool play with a 0-3 record, sending them into the losers bracket. They faced off against Rogue in the first round, taking them down 3-0. They went on to face OpTic Gaming, where they were swept 3-0, placing coL at 13th-16th.
Following Vegas, compLexity Gaming dropped their roster and exited the Call of Duty scene for the second time. Parasite and crew (with Pacman replacing Xotic) joined Red Reserve NA, a Call of Duty sniping team formerly associated with FaZe Clan. However, on February 3, 2017, one week before MLG Atlanta 2017, Parasite tweeted that their roster would no longer be affiliated with Red Reserve NA after Atlanta, later stating the organization wanted a guaranteed spot for the upcoming LAN League, implying that the organization didn’t feel their roster was capable. At MLG Atlanta 2017 the roster would have to go through the open bracket, where they failed to qualify for pool play or the championship bracket, losing to Renegades and GosuCrew Blue, placing them at 25th-28th, one of Parasite’s worst placings in his career. After being released from Red Reserve NA, Parasite and the rest of the team attended CWL Paris under an organisation of their own creating, Livin' the Dream. They again placed poorly, finishing 21-24th. For CWL Dallas, Parasite, along with Whea7s, Legal and Ivy represented XtroVert eSports, a team who had just formed for the Infinite Warfare Season, and had just released their previous squad. Parasite under the new organisation didn't manage any better at Dallas however, failing to make it out of Open Bracket after a tough run of matches against other Pro teams also playing through open, losing to Team Kaliber and Evil Geniuses.
- Parasite went by carameL before he changed his name
- Parasite's favorite memory was beating EnVyUs 6-4 last map to win Call of Duty Championship.
- Parasite's nickname "Haggy" comes from when he had long hair and looked like Hagrid from Harry Potter. Picture of Chris with long hair
- Parasite had 101K Twitter followers before he joined OpTic Gaming, when he announced his departure from OpTic, he had 127K followers. He gained about 26K followers in the few days he was on OpTic Gaming
- Parasite was the MLG Pro League 2015 Season 1 Hardpoint and Search and Destroy Player of the Season. He was also on the All Cod League Second Team.
|Recent Tournament Results (View All)|
|2019-09-29||5 - 6||Team Summertime Movember Invitational 2019||R&L|
|2019-08-18||17 - 24||$ 15,000||Call of Duty World League Championship 2019||Mid|
|2019-07-20||2||MLG GameBattles Miami Astro Gaming 5v5 S&D 2019-07-20||BABO|
|2019-07-19||3 - 4||CWL Pro League 2019 Playoffs Play-In||Mid|
|2019-07-05||9 - 10||$ 74,375||CWL Pro League 2019||Mid|
- 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 16, ESN Interviews: Parasite of Fariko.Impact with Esports Nation 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 5, Call of Duty Championship Interview: Parasite and MiRx of Fariko.Impact with CODeSportsVideo 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
- June 28, Interview with Impact Parasite on day one of MLG Anaheim with Dexerto on YouTube
- July 1, Complexity vs Impact - Game 1 - Grand Final - Anaheim 2013 with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- July 20, Impact KiLLa vs. Impact Parasite (Funniest Arguement) by LinuxMLG on YouTube
- July 29, Impact vs tK (Standoff Hard Point) by Fariko Impact on YouTube
- August 2, Parasite Mw3 Long Lost Montage Edited by Stoomz by ParasiteCD on YouTube
- August 10, Interview with @EpsilonParasite, @EpsilonJ0hn and @EpsilonKilla of @EpsilonCOD with Dexerto on YouTube
- August 11, Killa The Choo Choo Train-- and Epsilon going off on nV and Crowd by RINGSHOUSE on YouTube
- August 12, Killa The Choo Choo Train (Remix) by Jericho on YouTube
- August 30, Parasite (Unite) interview with Puckett PAX Prime 2013 with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- October 13, One Minute Interview with Parasite with Dexerto on YouTube
- November 21, Player Profile: Parasite (Call of Duty) with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- November 27, MLG Columbus 2013 - INTERVIEWS: Crs Parasite (@CrsParasite) with Mantrousse on YouTube
- January 4, UMG Philly Interview with Parasite from CurseLV with Icons Gaming on YouTube
- January 14, Bye Bye Optic: An Interview with Parasite with Scott Lussier on YouTube
- January 27, Parasite Interview Part 2 - Esports Report with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- January 27, Parasite Interview Part 1 - Esports Report with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- February 7, Parasite Interview - Curse LV vs EnvyUS - Finals - MLG Winter Invitational with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- February 23, Parasite AMA with r/CoDCompetitive on Reddit
- March 29, COD Champs 2014: Parasite #CurseMob Interview with Cod eSports TV on YouTube
- October 30, ESWC 2014 - Call of Duty - Parasite in Paris - Millenium Interview with Millenium on YouTube
- January 19, Interview with Parasite - (eSports Report - Jan 19th 2015) with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- March 23, Call of Duty Championship 2015 - Group C - Interview with Parasite (eSports Report - Mar 23rd 2015) with MajorLeagueGaming on YouTube
- March 29, Interviewing FaZe Parasite at CoD Champs with Apathy on YouTube
- May 1, Fariko Impact - Greatest Show on LAN Documentary (The Great American CoD Story) by Spawn Trapped on YouTube
- May 9, Parasite Interview at Gfinity SM1 "EnVyUs Are Overrated" with Dexerto on YouTube
- September 19, Epsilon Parasite Interview at MLG S3 Finals with Dexerto on YouTube
- June 11, Interview with Parasite from coL.COD - MLG Anaheim 2016 with compLexity on YouTube
- August 31, Profile Highlights: Fariko Impact Lookback - Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation 4 by CWL on YouTube
- June 5, Can Evil Geniuses Put Parasite on the Road to Redemption? by Sparx on Dexerto
- August 28, Christopher “Parasite” Duarte Interview on The Wizardry with Fox on The Wizardry Blog
- December 9, Parasite Interview at MLG CWL Dallas Open 2017 with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 13, Parasite Interview at CWL NOLA MLG New Orleans 2018 with Dexerto on YouTube
- January 29, Parasite on Complexity and the Decision to Join the Organization with DBLTAP on YouTube
- March 24, Call of Duty Top Plays & Highlights #4 ft. Parasite by compLexity Gaming on YouTube
- April 7, It’s been 5 years since Fariko Impact won the first Call of Duty World Championship by Justin Binkowski on Dot Esports
- September 10, Ghost Gaming releases its entire Call of Duty team by Preston Byers on Dot Esports
- November 15, Parasite slams Xotic as “scum” after losing CWL Vegas spot to Evil Geniuses by Matt Porter on Dexerto
- January 8, Call of Duty: Pittsburgh Knights add two veteran players ahead of CWL Pro League Qualifiers by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- January 27, Where Are They Now? --FARIKO IMPACT-- by DarkoSZN on YouTube
- March 8, Midnight Esports adds Parasite, Lacefield, and Blazt to Call of Duty team by Justin Binkwoski on Dot Esports
- March 21, Accuracy and Rated hit out at Parasite for calling them "bots" on stream by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
- June 9, The Best Trash Talkers in the World - Fariko Impact Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- June 16, The MOST HATED Call of Duty Player - Parasite Documentary by Dexerto on YouTube
- August 19, The 22 players to have won a Call of Duty World Championship by Joe Craven on Dexerto
- September 18, Parasite blames fellow pros for lack of CoD offers in frustrated "rant" by Albert Petrosyan on Dexerto
Midnight Parasite at CWL FW 2019
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