Seattle COD reveals Surge name

Seattle’s team in the new Call of Duty League revealed its nickname Wednesday — the Surge.

The team wrote on its website: “The Seattle Surge brand was developed to harness the electric energy of an ocean storm. With our brand, we emphasize the Pacific Northwest’s natural surroundings by highlighting colors, geographical elements, and folklore associated with the Emerald City and Pacific Ocean.

“Our logo pays homage to Poseidon, the mythical God of Sea and Storms. Within the primary logo of a contemporary trident, Poseidon can be found by the inclusion of turquoise eyes. The logo is completed by a nod to our hometown city with the inclusion of the top of the iconic Space Needle.”

Last week, the Seattle team unveiled its debut roster, headed by three-time world champion Damon “Karma” Barlow. The Canadian is joined by Americans Ian “Enable” Wyatt, Sam “Octane” Larew, Josiah “Slacked” Berry and Bryan “Apathy” Zhelyazkov, with Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo serving as head coach.

The Surge are owned by Aquilini Investment Group, the parent company of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, and Enthusiast Gaming, the parent company of Luminosity Gaming.

The 12-team, franchise-based COD League will open play on Jan. 24. Other teams that have announced their nicknames are the London Royal Ravens, Dallas Empire, Los Angeles Guerrillas, New York Subliners, OpTic Gaming Los Angeles, Toronto Ultra, Atlanta FaZe, Florida Mutineers and Minnesota ROKKR.

The as-yet-unnamed teams are Chicago, run by NRG Esports, and Paris, run by Misfits c0ntact Gaming.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)