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After two tumultuous seasons, the Seattle Surge have a completely new roster for the 2022 Call of Duty League. The Surge revealed the roster earlier today after a series of morse code teasers that subtly hinted at the players. It consists of veterans Lamar “Accuracy” Abedi and Mackenzie “Mack” Kelly and rookies Daunte “Sib” Gray and Amer “Pred” Zulbeari. This is the roster that was reported earlier in the month.
Seattle Surge completes its roster for 2022
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— Seattle Surge (@SeattleSurge) September 20, 2021
Seattle is completing its rebuild with one of the more intriguing rosters to date. Signing two high-profile rookies is an uncommon sight in the CDL. Sib was most recently a substitute for the Atlanta FaZe but never saw any action during the season. Pred, on the other hand, has never been considered a professional player. However, he’s dominated the Oceanic scene the past two seasons with Team Renegades. This led to him being one of the most anticipated rookies in years.
As for the veterans, Accuracy and Mack are coming off two completely different seasons. Accuracy was benched by the Minnesota Røkkr halfway through the 2021 season for Mike “MajorManiak” Szymaniak. This decision seemed to be more for overall team composition rather than an indication of Accuracy’s ability. It turned out to be the right decision for Røkkr, who went on to win the Stage 5 Major.
In regards to Mack, he played the 2020 season with the New York Subliners, who also had their share of rookies on the roster. Mack had some flashes during the season but didn’t perform up to the standards he set for himself during the Modern Warfare season.
One thing that Seattle is supposedly doing to help Mack return to form is moving him to the SMG role. He was an AR on New York during 2020, which was a transition from the 2019 season. Seattle is hoping that moving Mack back to the SMG role will help him bounce back to being a premier player.
The rest of the roles appear to be Accuracy on Main AR, Sib as a Flex AR and Pred on the second SMG. These roles could certainly change by the time Call of Duty: Vanguard rolls around, though. This announcement fully completes the Surge’s roster, as they also hired Head Coach Sam “Fenix” Spencer last month.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.