Surge opt to bench Loony
Call of Duty League talent Daniel "Loony" Loza has been benched by Seattle Surge following the team's disappointing display at the Stage Three Major.
Seattle finished rock bottom of Pool B in the most recent major and their section's winners New York Subliners are 3.25 to beat Atlanta FaZe, who are 1.33 to win in their match on Sunday.
Surge lost all five of their matches in a section which also featured Los Angeles Thieves, OpTic Chicago and London Royal Ravens and claimed only four games against their opponents.
And the team have responded by making roster changes with Jacob "Decemate" Cato set to replace "Loony", who has been part of a Seattle side who are rock bottom of the overall CDL standings.
And veteran talent "Loony", who is regarded as one of the Esport's sharpest players, has claimed he was well aware he could be dropped from the team.
Speaking about being benched with the Reverse Sweep, he said: "I'm self-aware, I know I have been underperforming so I knew I was on the chopping block.
"I thought that Monday I was going to get the call because usually teams take Monday off - that didn't happen - I don't know if there were already conversations - that's kind of where the transparency kind of stopped - they didn't let me know.
"Going into the New York I might not have been in the right mindset because that whole week was stressful - I was just thinking I'm going to get benched."