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Seattle Surge has officially signed Sam “Octane” Larew, Daniel “Loony” Loza, Peirce “Gunless” Hillman, and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson to their roster. Octane was the only member of the original Seattle Surge roster that remained on the team after 2020. Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, Josiah “Slacked” Berry, and Ian “Enable” Wyatt were all released at the start of offseason.
Call of Duty’s inaugural season of their franchised league wasn’t great for Seattle’s roster. There were numerous issues regarding roster changes, in-game bugs, and more. Now that the first season has ended Seattle now has the chance to regroup and try again.
This roster was originally leaked by CDL Intel on Twitter alongside multiple other roster predictions. Thus far CDL Intel’s predictions on roster changes have been correct for Chicago Huntsmen, Atlanta FaZe, and more. However, speculation of their roster came through when Octane tweeted about his roster falling through. This led some fans to believe that either Gunless or Prestinni had backed out before it was finalized.
Seattle Surge brings on a storm
Loony previously teamed with both Gunless and Octane on Rise Nation. He signed with the Toronto Ultra last season on their ten-man roster but did not get to see much playtime. Now he looks to cement himself as a solid submachinegun player in Black Ops Cold War.
Gunless and Prestinni both were featured players last year on the Chicago Huntsmen. Prestinni originally signed with the Florida Mutineers but was replaced by Maurice “Fero” Henriquez. After a few events, Prestinni then moved to replace Gunless on the Chicago Huntsmen. Gunless was moved to the bench while Prestinni was reunited with his brother Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson. Twitter has exploded with the news of Seattle Surge’s latest roster with all four members interacting on the timeline. One of the biggest memes from last season was that Octane had no help on Seattle’s roster. After the roster was announced, Octane fed into the meme even more.
I got help😋#DrownThemOut
— Sam “Octane” Larew (@OctaneSam) September 23, 2020
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Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, VALORANT and Halo.