Enigma Gaming's Valorant Lineup Bids Farewell to Excali
In a recent tweet, Enigma Gaming revealed that its professional Valorant player Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar will no longer be a part of the organization. The organization wished him well in his future endeavors. Replying to the tweet, Excali cherished his one year journey with the organization and sent his best wishes to his former teammates and the organization’s management. On the other hand, the pro player has not revealed the future plans for his career so far.
Excali might join another organization soon
Excali already teased his departure from the organization multiple times on Twitter. On 18th November, during the Valorant India Invitational by Galaxy Racer, he tweeted “One last time” with a picture of his jersey, implying that it would be his last event with the organization. Four days after that tweet, the organization finally announced his departure.
It is important to note that Enigma Gaming mentioned, “See you on the other side of the server,” in the announcement post. This could possibly mean that Excali might be joining another Indian esports organization. On the other hand, various rumors have surfaced the internet that implies that Excali might be joining Velocity Gaming again. Furthermore, Excali’s recent tweets suggest that he has arrived in Thailand, where Skyesports SEA Championship is supposed to take place. GodSquad and Velocity Gaming are the only two qualified Indian teams for this event.
The former Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) pro Excali started his Valorant career with Velocity Gaming in July 2020. With his inclusion in the team, Velocity Gaming was at its pinnacle and won numerous tournaments, including the TEC Challenger Series 1, 2, 4, and 5. At that time, Team Mahi was arguably the best Valorant team in India.
In December 2020, the organization rebranded to Team Mahi. In April 2021, Excali left Team Mahi and joined Samurai Esports. However, soon after, Team Mahi issued a statement on its social media handles alleging that Excali was still under contract till August 2021 and expressed concerns with Samurai Esports’ announcement. This controversy continued for a while, but soon, both parties reached an agreement.
Excali has been an influential personality in the Indian Valorant ecosystem. The pro player has been consistent throughout his professional journey so far. He has changed five organizations so far but has been consistent in all of them. With Excali on the team, Enigma Gaming ranked third in the Valorant Conqueror Championship 2022: Stage 1 earlier this year.