The Seattle Surge has been revealed as the city's franchise in the upcoming Call of Duty League.
The Seattle Call of Duty League franchise has officially unveiled its team name as the Seattle Surge. This marks the 10th team to release its branding going into the Call of Duty League in 2020. The Seattle Surge’s logo sports a trident-like head, which settles on top of a pair of eyes. Colors featured in the logo include Midnight Blue and Pacific Blue. The Call of Duty League website features a detailed description of what the name and logo represent.
“The Surge identity has been developed to highlight the team’s connection to the Pacific Northwest, emphasizing on the area’s natural surroundings. Also known as a powerful and advancing movement, the word ‘Surge’ provides an imposing, intimidating team name off which the brand will be based...
The logo makes further reference to an ocean force, by paying homage to the mythical God of Sea and Storms, Poseidon. Within the primary logo of a contemporary trident, the mark features Poseidon as a persona with the inclusion of turquoise eyes, and a subtle Seattle nod with the inclusion of the top of the iconic Space Needle which overlooks the Emerald City.”
— Seattle Surge (@SeattleSurge) October 30, 2019
With ownership spread across Luminosity Gaming, Vancouver Canucks and Enthusiast Gaming, there is no shortage of financial backing and genuine talent scouting included in this franchise. The Seattle Surge roster includes the likes of Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Damon “Karma” Barlow, Sam “Octane” Larew and Josiah “Slacked” Berry. Barlow is a three-time Call of Duty World Champion in his own right, and the others have multiple tournament victories on their respective resumès. Led by head coach, Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo, this squad contains legitimate players and should not go overlooked heading into the CDL’s inaugural season.
Seattle is just one of twelve cities involved in the newly introduced Call of Duty League. Thus far, information has slowly trickled in regarding rosters and team names. Luminosity Gaming’s stake in the Seattle Surge is predominant due to their history in esports. Top to bottom they have composed a roster that should contend all season as long as the players can function on the same page.
The Call of Duty League commences on January 24th, 2020.