Seattle Surge just announced its new Call of Duty League roster for the 2021 season. An epic video was released on social media revealing the new four-man lineup.
The big announcement for the next CDL’s season is the shift from five players to only four. Such a change was only possible during the offseason when teams have enough time to operate. Some teams, like Seattle Surge, did not hesitate to drop their roster just after Dallas Empire became the 2020 CDL Champions. With only one player until now, Seattle fans were prepared for a big announcement.
Seattle Surge 2021 Roster
Even though Call of Duty League shifted player formats, Seattle removed many of its players, including Ian “Enable” Wyatt, because of poor performances. The only one the organization kept was Sam “Octane” Larew. He was clearly the one to keep and has won the status of superstar in the league. Right now, Seattle needed to ensure that Octane has the best possible lineup around him for the future.
Operation is a go: Meet your Seattle Surge Squad.#DrownThemOut | @SpiderTech pic.twitter.com/fR3ENkRSAB
— Seattle Surge (@SeattleSurge) September 23, 2020
Now, three new players entered the battlefield. Daniel “Loony” Loza comes straight out of the Toronto Ultra. His previous organization had huge expectations but ended up benching him after no more than three events. Seattle gives him another chance to shine in a new environment.
Both Peirce “Gunless” Hillman and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson arrived from the Chicago Huntsmen. A disappointing result at the Chicago Home Series was the decisive blow for Gunless while Prestinni suffered from many critics. The latter was added to replace the former, but in the end, they both ended up on the Seattle Surge roster.
A Poor 2020 Season
Last year was a catastrophe for Seattle. Each tournament the organization participated in resulted in a terrible spot. In addition, Octane made esports news by heavily criticizing the Call of Duty League. Seattle Surge saw a lot of bad media coverage, in-game and in real life. With this new roster, the low-ranking CDL team looks to turn things around.
To participate in the official competition, Seattle still needs to recruit one more player as a substitute. After this, Seattle can finally focus on creating chemistry between its players. Since the majority of the new players are veterans, they already know and play with each other. The focus will be on competing at a decent level.
With this new Seattle Surge team under the supervision of coach Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo, being swept first things in the Playoffs is now unacceptable. There is one thing that is sure though, fans love redemption stories. If the organization starts to find its rhythm and forget that false start, many fans will keep an eye on Seattle.
Written by Charles FUSTER
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