The Role of Substitutes
The Call of Duty League has implemented substitutes into their roster guidelines. From what is known, substitutes can be used in the result that a starter cannot fulfill his or her responsibilities. The Seattle Surge have plenty of All Stars in their starting line up, all of which have plenty of coverage. But who is coming off the bench for the Seattle Surge?
Casey “Pandur” Romano
First substitute coming off the bench is Pandur who has been in the competitive scene stretching back to Advanced Warfare. He has bounced around small amateur teams to even having some play time with bigger organizations like Ghost Gaming and Echo Fox. Never having won a championship ring, he will be eager to get some playing time with the rest of his teammates. The likelihood of that happening is hard to tell especially if he pursues an attempt at the Challengers Circuit.
Nicholas “Proto” Maldonado
Proto has a similar background as Pandur. Proto has spent most of his time as an amateur while seeing a small amount of playing time as a pro. In his time with Sicario Gaming, his team took several maps from 100 Thieves, the Runner Up in the CWL 2019 Championship. He is capable of being a helpful piece, but we have yet to see the starters scrim with the any of the two bench players. So far, he has shown some good chemistry with the Challengers Circuit team from above.
The challengers circuit will be where Pandur and Proto spend most of their playing time. They have scrimmed with a team consisting of Pandur, Proto, Reece “Vivid” Drost, Tanner “Super” Bowen and Tristan “Spoof” Green. This will most likely be their squad while they stay as substitutes. Nonetheless, they will find talented competition and keep their skills sharpened if their team ever puts them in a starting role. For a detailed look into the Seattle Surge roster, check out the article covering the team!