Call of Duty League franchise Seattle Surge have finally allowed the rumors to be put to bed by picking up Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato to replace Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza on the starting line-up.
Seattle have struggled for the past two seasons, and fans have been clamoring for them to make some major changes to bring in big names with heavy slaying abilities in order to keep up with the best teams.
Throughout the 2021 season, Loony has unfortunately been seen by many as the weak link of the team, and thus rumors quickly spread about him possibly losing his place.
That’s exactly what has happened as, midway through Stage 3, they have brought in top Challengers player Decemate to replace him.
He’ll be replacing Loony in the starting lineup moving forward. pic.twitter.com/KEyQxIwjqK
— DEXERTO Call of Duty & Esports News (@DexertoIntel) May 3, 2021
Decemate isn’t new to the pro scene by any means. He played for LA Guerrillas at the start of the 2020 season in Modern Warfare, and had been in the pro league since the start of the World War II season in 2017.
This year, he’s been tearing it up as one of the top players in Challengers, and with several SMGs fighting for spots in the CDL, Seattle have selected him as their fourth, hoping he will help them qualify for Champs.
As a result of this change, Loony has been moved to the substitute bench. Decemate will make his debut for Seattle on May 7 against league leaders Atlanta FaZe in the Dallas Home Series.
The new Seattle Surge roster is as follows:
- Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
- Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson
- Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman
- Jacob ‘Decemate’ Cato