Seattle Surge reveal new 2021 CDL roster featuring Octane & Gunless - Dexerto
Call of Duty

Seattle Surge reveal new 2021 CDL roster featuring Octane & Gunless

Published: 23/Sep/2020 21:11 Updated: 23/Sep/2020 21:34

by Albert Petrosyan

Share


The Call of Duty League’s Seattle Surge have announced their new roster for the upcoming 2021 season, assembling a cast of players they believe will complement star-man Sam ‘Octane’ Larew.

With the 2020 CDL season officially in the books, most of the franchises are still working to put together new rosters for the upcoming campaign, especially since the competitive format has been reverted from 5v5 to 4v4.

One of those teams was Seattle Surge, who, on September 23, announced that they’d recruited the services of veterans Gunless, Prestinni, and Loony to team up with their superstar, Octane.

The team will be coached by JoeyNubzy, who, along with Octane, is the only holdover from Seattle’s previous roster after they decided to sever ties with six of their players. They will still need to sign one more player, however, to meet the league’s requirement of having at least one substitute.

Seattle Surge 2021 roster:

  • Sam ‘Octane’ Larew
  • Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman
  • Preston ‘Prestinni’ Sanderson
  • Daniel ‘Loony’ Loza
  • Joey ‘Nubzy’ DiGiacomo (coach)

Gunless and Prestinni both arrive from the Huntsmen, although, interestingly enough, they never actually played together on the Chicago roster. Gunless was benched after they finished 3rd/4th at the Chicago Home Series, with Prestinni subsequently being brought in from the Florida Mutineers as his replacement.

Despite winning their first tournament right after the switch (ironically, it was the Seattle Surge’s Home Series), Prestinni remained a target for many of the Huntsmen’s critics, and following the CDL Championship Weekend, both he and twin brother Alec ‘Arcitys’ Sanderson were let go.

As for Loony, he was considered one of the Toronto Ultra’s odd men out following their own post-2020 cleanup. He was a starter for their first three events before being benched in favor of MettalZ and never making it back to the starting lineup.

Seattle SurgeSeattle Surge let go of almost their entire 2020 roster ahead of their rebuild for 2021.

The Surge will hope that this new-look roster will help them avoid a repeat of their disastrous inaugural campaign. Despite coming in with a strong lineup full of veteran talent, the team heavily underachieved most of the year, finishing second-to-last and only above the lowly Los Angeles Guerrillas.

Things didn’t get any better in the Playoffs either, as Seattle was swept by the Paris Legion in their first and only match, leading to a disastrous last-place finish and no prize money.

Whether it was the surprise retirement of Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow midway through, the controversy surrounding Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry’s comments about their two rookies, or Octane repeatedly going on Twitter rants against the CDL, their season was rocky, to say the least.


Keep up with all of the offseason player signings, team changes, and rumors via our Call of Duty League RosterMania hub!

Call of Duty

CoD Mobile devs explain why Overkill perk hasn’t been added yet

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

Share


The Call of Duty Mobile devs have shed a little bit more light on why the Overkill perk hasn’t been added just yet despite being teased for a few seasons now.

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, fans of the game are treated to a whole batch of new content, typically including a new weapon, new map, new skins, and a new character. 

Back in CoD Mobile Season 8, the Overkill perk was supposed to be added alongside Quick Fix and Shrapnel. Though the other two made it in, Overkill was left locked until being removed not too long ago. 

The removal of the perk, which has been a staple in other CoD titles, has had fans questioning whether the devs are getting rid of it entirely, and now, they’ve shed a little more light on what’s happened. 

Overkill perk in the CoD mobile create a class screen
Screenshot via CoD Mobile
Overkill was listed a perk for CoD Mobile but was never available.

Following their October 29 Community Update, where they revealed some additional content for Halloween, as well as going over bug fixes for the current season, the devs were quizzed on plenty of different topics – including Overkill. 

Players asked if it was still in the works and if they had any further info to add, given that players have been waiting quite a while to see it. “No, not yet. Still the same situation as before where we aren’t quite comfortable enough with weapon balance after the introduction of Gunsmith,”  the devs replied. 

Adding on to that, they continued: “We need weapon balance to be damn near perfect before we drop Overkill into the mix since that can have a huge effect on weapon balance as well.”

Given that the power of balancing is in the hands of the devs, there’s no telling as to when the mobile game will be balanced enough for Overkill to be introduced. 

Fans who have been waiting for the perk will be hoping that this day comes sooner rather than later, but, we’ll just have to wait and see.