THE SEATTLE SURGE
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.
Defined as an imposing and powerful movement, a Surge manifests out of nothing to overwhelm its opponent. Consisting of one of the most veteran rosters in the League with over 50 major tournaments wins and six World Championships between the team, we aim to take the League by storm.
ROLE: Main SMG
BIRTHPLACE: Miami, FL, USA
BORN: Apr 15, 1994
While 2020 will be Brian “Apathy” Zhelyakov’s ninth year as a Call of Duty pro, Apathy’s professional career began with Halo. Since making the jump to Modern Warfare 2, Apathy has competed in over 40 premier and major events and made it to the last three World Championships, emerging victorious in 2016 & 2018.
BIRTHPLACE: Philadelphia, PA, USA
BORN: Jan 20, 1994
Ian “Enable” Wyatt is an SMG support player with an extensive Halo background. He began playing professionally at 15 years old before moving over to Call of Duty which he has now been playing professionally for a decade. Enable is one of only two players to win a major LAN event in both Halo and Call of Duty.
BIRTHPLACE: Napanee, ON, Canada
BORN: Jul 17, 1993
Damon “Karma” Barlow joins the Seattle Surge as one of the most decorated flex players in the League. Since he started competing in 2011, Karma has won 24 major championships and is the only player to have won three world championships (2013, 2014, and 2017).
ROLE: Main AR
BIRTHPLACE: Richmond, VA, USA
BORN: Jun 23, 1997
Sam “Octane” Larew is considered one of the best Main ARs in the world. He first competed at UMG St. Louis in Black Ops 2. On top of six event wins, and a second place finish at the 2019 World Championships, Octane was the MVP at CWL Anaheim Open 2017, CWL Northern Arena Showdown 2018, and CWL London 2019 as well as a 2016, 2017, and 2019 CWL Pro League All-Star. Along with Slacked, Octane is one of only two players to win an event every year since the start of the Call of Duty World League.
ROLE: Support SMG
BIRTHPLACE: Kansas City, MO, USA
BORN: May 20, 1997
Josiah “Slacked” Berry started competing online at the age of 14 where he placed in the top 16 at his first event. Along with Octane, Slacked is one of only two players to win an event every year since the beginning of the Call of Duty World League.
ROLE: Head Coach
BIRTHPLACE: Ashtabula, OH, USA
BORN: April 21, 1998
Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo began his coaching career during the Call of Duty: WWII season, where he coached an amateur team to a top eight finish at the World Championship. He was brought on as coach to Gen.G the following season where they placed second at CWL Anaheim and the CWL Pro League in 2019.