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Seattle Surge Confirms Its Call of Duty Roster For 2024 Season
- Seattle Surge built its CoD roster from scratch
- The new lineup was announced in Monday, October 16
- The roster now includes three former world champions
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Call of Duty League franchise Seattle Surge announced its new CoD League (CDL) roster on Monday, October 16. The new lineup will include some of the biggest names in the scene, including three former world champions and not a single carryover from the 2023 season.
On Monday, Seattle Surge unveiled its new star-studded roster for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III season, consisting of Jordan "Abuzah" François, Alec "Arcitys" Sanderson, and former OpTic Texas duo Cuyler "Huke" Garland and Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal.
The complete roster revamp, which saw the departure of Lamar "Accuracy" Abedi, Makenzie "Mack" Kelley, Amer "Pred" Zulbeari, Daunte "Sib" Gray, and coach Sam "Fenix" Spencer, follows a disappointing season for the Surge, who struggled for most of the season.
The Surge enjoyed a solid start to the 2023 CDL season, placed second at Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 1 and won Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 3 Qualifiers. However, they haven't won a single Major, with their best placement being a fifth-sixth-place finish at Call of Duty League 2023 - Major 3.
Despite failing to place higher than top-six across the five CDL Majors, Seattle Surge found some success in the Call of Duty League Championship 2023 and exceeded expectations.
In the world championship, Seattle Surge eliminated the reigning champions, Los Angeles Thieves and edged past OpTic Texas, but were no match for Atlanta FaZe, who beat them in the third round of the lower bracket. With a fourth-place finish at the Call of Duty League Championship 2023, the Surge performed much better than expected; however, it seems like the team has bigger plans for the 2024 season.
The new lineup consists of some of the best players in the CoD esports scene, including two-time CoD world champion Arcitys and 2020 world champions Huke and iLLeY. The 23-year-old Abuzah is the only player on the team with no previous experience competing at the highest level; however, he joins Seattle Surge as one of the most promising talents from the Cal of Duty Challengers.
The Call of Duty League season 2024 does not have a start date yet, but it's expected to start sometime in February 2024.