Seattle Surge flex player Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt has revealed that he has been moved to the team’s bench following two disappointing weekends in the first events of the new Call of Duty League.
Seattle Surge are one of the eight teams who have competed in both Call of Duty League weekends so far, and while many thought the team could place highly in the league, the squad has endured a difficult start to their season, winning just one of five matches, and losing all but one Search and Destroy maps they’ve played so far.
After four losses, it appears that Seattle Surge have decided to make a change to try and arrest their slump early in the season, moving Enable, who won back-to-back events with 100 Thieves in the 2019 season, to their bench going forward according to the pro player.
Surge found themselves eliminated in the group stages of the Call of Duty League London Home Series, getting swept by Dallas Empire in their first matchup. The squad were able to recover and take a hard-fought victory against L.A. Guerrillas but were soundly beaten 3-1 when they faced the Empire once again in an elimination match.
After returning home from the event, Enable jumped back into pickup matches with other pro players, and when asked by a viewer how his week had been, and how their scrimmages had gone, the 26-year-old explained that he had been removed from the starting roster.
“How were scrims?” he read from his chat. “We have not scrimmed. I actually got dropped. Benched, for the time being. I think they’re starting up tomorrow maybe, I don’t know.”
Seattle Surge will now be using one of their two substitute players moving forward, although it’s currently unknown whether it will be Casey ‘Pandur’ Romano or Nicholas ‘Proto’ Maldonado who will step into Enable’s shoes when the team begins practicing again on February 14.
The next Call of Duty League Home Series takes place in Atlanta on February 22, however, Seattle Surge won’t be in action again until the Los Angeles event on March 7.