Call of Duty League Rostermania Begins With Seattle Surge Team Dropped
The Call of Duty League 2021 season is now over, but that has not stopped teams in the competitive scene from making some huge changes already in anticipation of the 2022 season. The Call of Duty League Rostermania has officially begun, with one team taking the spotlight at first.
Call of Duty League Rostermania Begins
Interestingly enough, the Call of Duty League Rostermania this year began and the 2021 season was not even over just yet. We were still technically in the middle of the Call of Duty League Playoffs tournament with the champion for this year’s season not even decided yet and one team took it upon themselves to start the wave of changes.
That team was none other than the Seattle Surge, who announced on Twitter that it is removing the entire roster of the pro league organization ahead of the next season. Literally every single person on the roster has been dropped, something that the team did not even do last year.
The Call of Duty League Rostermania is officially on now, and the Seattle Surge have started out the offseason with some insane changes that will likely set the stage for what’s to come. There were only a couple of teams last year that had the boldness to drop everyone, so it will be interesting to see how many do that this year, too.
At the very least, though, we now know that the Seattle Surge team next year will be completely different from what we saw this year and even what we had last year during the inaugural season. This could literally mean anything at all, so we are excited to see what happens moving forward.
Seattle Surge Drops Their Entire Roster
With the Call of Duty League Rostermania beginning with the Seattle Surge, the organization has made it clear that every player is gone, including the star of the team, Octane, plus the other players with Prestinni, Classic, Gunless, and the substitute Loony.
All five of those players are gone, but the changes do not stop there, either. The Seattle coach Nubzy, who led the team and helped them to practice, strategize, and figure out how to do their best has also been dropped from the Seattle Surge roster.
The Twitter account for the Surge thanked all six of these key people in the Call of Duty League for being part of the team this year, and wished them the best as they move onto whatever is next. For what it’s worth, the Seattle Surge did at least have honesty and integrity in this announcement, and did not shy away from the fact that it just let go of everyone.
That means that the team that we see next year with the Seattle Surge could literally be anything and have anyone on it. For now, though, the Call of Duty League Rostermania has only begun with this major drop announcement. No new players or signings have been revealed for the 2022 Surge roster at the time of writing this.
Who Could Be the New Seattle Surge Players?
This is likely due to the fact that the real Call of Duty League Rostermania usually starts in September after the contracts end and teams have the time to start negotiating with other players who are free agents. So, it could be a while until we find out who the new Seattle Surge players are.
If we had to make a guess, though, there are a few possibilities for the team, and it comes down to the fact that we anticipate that it will have some rather unfamiliar faces on it. Given that potentially a lot of teams this year will keep largely the same rosters, given that there is no switch from five players to four like last year, there may not be too many free agents.
More than likely, the bulk of the Seattle Surge roster will come from either rookies or players who have excelled this year in the Challengers division. There are plenty of talented players there who have done well in 2021 and Seattle could pick up three who have already proven themselves as a team.
It would be best, though, to pair the new players with someone who is experienced in the league. There are a few strong candidates that come to mind, and they include Methodz, Accuracy, and TJHaLy. However, the biggest one of them all, though, is the now former world champion Huke.
Having a former world champion leading the team with a bunch of talented newcomers would be a powerful move for the Seattle Surge that could pay off in the end. Regardless, we will just have to wait and see for now as we probably have several weeks until we find out the new roster.
What Happens to Octane and the Other Former Players?
The question then remains in the Call of Duty League Rostermania 2021: what happens to the now-former Seattle players? Some of them may go to the Challengers division while others could become subs or mains for some of the other teams that are needing players right now, like Paris and the Guerrillas.
At the center of attention, though, is Octane. One of the best players in the business, he was consistent even when his team was not. With his leadership, the switch to LAN was phenomenal for this team who was able to show some impressive skills and results in Majors 4 and 5.
Octane is a champion who deserves to be on a much better roster that can truly appreciate him and it is high time for that. There are two main candidates that I think would work well and the first is the Los Angeles Thieves.
Having Octane and SlasheR back together, with Kenny on SMG and Drazah his partner, would be a potential world champ team in the making. The other possible option is OpTic Chicago as Octane could slot in nicely there and elevate an already dominant team to a new level in 2022. For now, though, we will just have to wait and see.