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Seattle’s Call of Duty League esports team gets its name: The Seattle Surge
Seattle’s new team has its name.
No, not the hockey franchise – I’m talking about the new Call of Duty esports team: The Seattle Surge.
Brace yourself, for the Surge.#DrownThemOut 🌊 pic.twitter.com/7T70neGxIN
— Seattle Surge (@SeattleCOD) October 30, 2019
Canucks Sports & Entertainment in partnership with Enthusiast Gaming announced Wednesday the name, logo and branding of the Seattle Surge. The color scheme features Midnight Blue (primary) and Pacific Blue (secondary), accented by Electric Turquoise, and Grey.
Call of Duty League is the official esports league for the gaming franchise from publisher Activision. The inaugural Call of Duty League season will include 12 teams from four countries and spotlight the best Call of Duty esports players from around the world. The Call of Duty League launches in 2020 and will feature fresh ways for pro players, amateurs, and fans to come together around one of the world’s most popular games.
Last week, the Surge announced the team’s roster: Damon “Karma” Barlow, Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Sam “Octane” Larew, Josiah “Slacked” Berry and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov. The Surge’s head coach is Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo. The star-studded roster has over 50 major tournament wins combined between them.
The team joins a family of Pacific Northwest franchises that also owns the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, the National Lacrosse League’s Vancouver Warriors and the Overwatch League’s Vancouver Titans.
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