Former world champs join Seattle’s Call of Duty League roster
Seattle has begun unveiling its superstar roster for Activision’s forthcoming Call of Duty League.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just days away from being released worldwide and in the wake of its launch, people are already looking toward the competitive scene.
Less than two weeks ago, the publisher behind the hit franchise declared that it would be breaking into the eSports industry with its own flagship competitive league.
It will feature 12 teams hailing from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, London, Los Angeles (KSE), Los Angeles (IGC), Minnesota, New York, Paris, Seattle and Toronto.
The prize pool will be set at $6 million and the tournament will commence sometime in 2020 with the teams travelling from city to city to compete.
Seattle has now unveiled its all-star lineup.
The most notable acquisition is none other than the only three-time Call of Duty world champion and former OpTic Gaming hero Damon ‘Karma’ Barlow.
He won the championships back in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Joining him will be Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry; Sam ‘Octane’ Larew; Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt and Bryan ‘Apathy’ Zhelyazkov.
Joey ‘Nubzy’ DiGiacomo will also be serving as the Seattle team’s head coach.
Enable and Octane have both recently left 100 Thieves to join the team – though Larew has more than two years of experience playing with Slacked.
While Karma might be the most decorated veteran on the squad, Apathy also has two Call of Duty world championships under his belt from 2016 and 2018.
Considering the years Karma and Apathy have respectively won, it could be argued that Seattle might have one of the most dominant teams in the competition at this stage.
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