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The Seattle Surge are the only team without a win during Stage 3 after losing to London Royal Ravens on Sunday.

Seattle Surge have been on an exponential decline after showing promise during Stage 2. They showed promise after starting in the loser round two during the last Major. However, that streak of luck ran out for Seattle as soon as Stage 3 began. Seattle Surge recently swapped out veteran Daniel “Loony” Loza for Jacob “Decemate” Cato, who came from the Challengers scene. Despite the roster change, Seattle have continued to look destitute in their matches against the Atlanta FaZe and London Royal Ravens.

Atlanta FaZe dismantled the Seattle Surge after losing the opening map on Apocalypse Hardpoint. London’s matchup was a different story, but still had Seattle taking one map before the series finished. Outside of a 6-2 loss on Search and Destroy, London Royal Ravens destroyed Seattle in the other maps and modes. With their win over Seattle Surge, London now move to 2-3 in group B and secures the 5th seed.

Seattle Surge looked lost against London

Moscow Hardpoint started the series off and saw the Royal Ravens take control of the game early. Everyone on the side of Seattle was struggling to get things going in the slaying department. On the other side of things, Paul “PaulEhx” Avila and Sean “Seany” O’Connor were taking over the map. London took the first hardpoint with a convincing 250-112 score.

Seattle looked like a completely different team as things switched from Moscow to Express for Search and Destroy. Peirce “Gunless” Hillman dropped a 4.0 Kill/Death average after going 8/2 to help secure the Surge’s 6-2 victory. However, on Garrison Control, things continued to spiral out of Seattle’s grasp. Everyone outside of Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson performed well on the side of Seattle. The inflated score line did nothing to mask the result of a 3-2 win in favor of the Royal Ravens.

Apocalypse Hardpoint was the same story as Moscow, this time with a much worse score. London hundred-point clubbed the Seattle Surge after a flawless execution on a map that Seattle looked good on earlier this weekend. Everyone on the Surge dropped a .6 KD, which was uncharacteristic considering some of the slaying power on the roster. Nonetheless, London took home the series win after beating Seattle 250-75 on the last Hardpoint.


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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