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Seattle Surge debuted Jacob “Decemate” Cato in place of Daniel “Loony” Loza against Atlanta FaZe for their final game during their final game ahead of the Call of Duty League Stage 3 Major. Despite adding new blood to the roster, Seattle Surge was no match for the FaZe.

Outside of winning the first Hardpoint on Apocalypse, Seattle fell behind quickly and eventually lost 3-1. Decemate, who made a name for himself in Challengers, wasn’t able to make much of an impact against one of the best teams in the league.

With their victory over Seattle Surge, Atlanta advances with a 3-1 overall record in their group. The Chris “Simp” Lehr-led squad hasn’t been playing as well, nearly falling to the London Royale Ravens last week.

At 0-4 overall, Seattle will start at the beginning of the lower bracket during the upcoming Major.

Atlanta FaZe sweep Seattle after losing the first map

Apocalypse Hardpoint initially went the way of the Atlanta FaZe.  The Surge pulled through in the end to finish the map off 250-188 after an impressive series from Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson who dropped a 1.4 KD on the map.

Checkmate Search and Destroy showed signs of Seattle improving over recent performances, but Atlanta pulled away with the map. Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson came up huge for Atlanta by going 14/6 overall.

Garrison Control, one of Seattle’s best maps from when Loon was on the starting roster was the third map of the series. Atlanta continued to look as strong as they had been during the the previous rounds. After four rounds of Control, FaZe pulled out with the win 3-1 over Seattle to take the lead in the series.

Seattle Surge’s lack of teamwork with Decemate showed through when Atlanta took the reins on Moscow Hardpoint. The momentum Seattle had from winning the first map was completely gone. Atlanta FaZe would take the map and series after winning 250-158.


Danny Appleford is an esports journalist for Upcomer that started writing for Daily Esports in 2020. He now specializes in articles surrounding League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Valorant. When Danny is not writing about all the latest news, he can be found on the 100 Thieves / Seattle Surge Discord or playing Call of Duty.


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