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  • The Seattle Surge is the name of Aquilini Investment Group and Enthusiast Gaming’s Call of Duty League franchise.
  • The branding and logo include references to the Pacific Northwest, Greek god Poseidon, and Seattle’s Space Needle.
  • The franchised, geolocated league will begin play on Jan. 24-26, 2020 in Minneapolis, with all 12 teams competing over the course of the weekend.

Aquilini Investment Group and Luminosity Gaming parent Enthusiast Gaming have announced that their Call of Duty League franchise will be called the Seattle Surge.

According to a post on the league website, the Surge’s branding and logo were designed to highlight the connection to the Pacific Northwest. The logo takes the shape of a trident while also resembling a face thanks to glowing eyes—a nod to the ancient Greek god, Poseidon. The tip of the trident is also intended to be a reference to Seattle’s iconic Space Needle structure.

The Seattle Surge is the 10th team branding to be announced for the league, with only NRG Esports’ Chicago franchise and c0ntact Gaming’s Paris franchise still not officially revealed.

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty League will begin play with a launch weekend on Jan. 24-26, 2020 at the Minneapolis Armory, hosted by WISE Ventures’ Minnesota Røkkr team. All 12 league teams will compete that weekend, and the event will also host the first Call of Duty Challengers Open competition for up-and-coming players.

Catch up on all the CDL brand reveals so far:


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