Excali Reveals Why He Rejoined Velocity Gaming
Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar is the latest addition to the Valorant roster of Velocity Gaming (VLT) and he recently revealed, in a tweet, why he rejoined the organization. Although the pro player put forth an impressive performance in his short stint with Velocity Gaming in 2020, his transfer from Velocity Gaming to Samurai Esports was quite controversial. However, the player and the organization soon reached an agreement and ended the controversy on good terms. When the opportunity knocked on his door, Excali was ready to be a part of the organization once again.
Excali shows gratitude towards Velocity Gaming
After retiring from Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), Excali started his professional Valorant journey with Velocity Gaming. The player showed excellent performances in his short stint of five months. However, after that, he left Velocity Gaming (erstwhile Team Mahi) to join Samurai Esports. The transfer caused controversy between the two organizations and the players. However, everything ended well without much of a hassle. Moreover, on 28th November, Velocity Gaming announced that it had signed its former player Excali back on to its pro Valorant team.
Excali started off his tweet by thanking everyone that wished him for rejoining Velocity Gaming. He further explained his journey after he left Velocity Gaming. “It has been a rollercoaster ride since I left VLT. I went from being at the top to a point where I almost decided to give up, but I couldn’t because I trusted myself and the process to get back up.” Following this, he explained that he had to face massive hurdles in his journey after leaving Velocity Gaming. “When I left VLT, things didn’t go as planned with all the legal things. A person’s negligence regarding all the legal terms and contracts cost me almost everything I earned throughout these years of my career,” he said.
“I’ve climbed my way up again through the hardest road, and in these years, I’ve changed as a person and as an individual player and become more confident in anything I do,” Excali added.
Excali further revealed that he always had a soft corner for Velocity Gaming. So when the opportunity came to him again, he did not think twice. “Things were left unfinished when we joined VLT in 2020, and two years later, here I am again. Who would’ve thought? not even me.” Following this, he thanked Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap, a.k.a. Anna, the owner and founder of Velocity Gaming. “This time, it’s going to be a different Excali, and I will grind my ass off for all the upcoming events and the Ascension League,” he said.
Velocity Gaming is all set to conquer the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 (VCT 2023) Ascension League with its six-player roster, including Excali. However, the organization is yet to reveal who will be the playing five and who will be benched.