Sentinel Confirms Indian Esports Veteran Amaterasu Will Not Retire From Valorant
Amidst all the hype, a few are concerned about the current captain.
One of the veterans of Indian esports, Anuj "Amaterasu" Sharma, started his career with CS:GO and switched over to Valorant in July 2020 with Velocity Gaming. It was speculated that the pro might be towards the end of his journey as a competitive player.
A similar concern was raised by one of his fans as hype about the rumored international imports joining Velocity Gaming was spreading like wildfire across the Indian gaming community.
However, Manoj "SENTINEL" Kasyap - Owner of Velocity Gaming, while responding to the concerned fan stated that there was nothing to worry about because Amaterasu was not retiring from Valorant.
Sentinel has confirmed that Amaterasu is sticking around and will not be retiring from Valorant
Ever since Amaterasu stepped away from CS:GO and announced his entry into competitive Valorant, he has been the backbone for the side of Velocity Gaming. He is the only remaining founding member for the side, who started in July 2020 and continues to lead the roster 31 months down the line.
However, with rumors about Velocity Gaming allegedly signing two international recruits doing the rounds, a lot of hype was created in the Indian esports community and some were concerned about the future of Amaterasu in Valorant.
Out of the two speculated signings, Adam "ec1s" Eccles and Domagoj "Doma" Fancev, the former is an experienced IGL (In-Game Leader) who has previously played with top-tier international organizations like Team Liquid, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and 100 Thieves.
If these rumors turn out to be true, then there is a high chance that ec1s might replace Amaterasu on the active roster of Velocity Gaming, which became the cause of concern for a few in the community.
But there is nothing to worry about right now because Sentinel, while responding to a fan enquiring about the future of Amaterasu, confirmed that he is not going to retire from Valorant.
While this might be a huge relief, it is still unknown if Amaterasu will be leaving Velocity Gaming altogether or shift to a supporting role like that of an Analyst or Coach, in case the rumors turn out to be true. There is also the possibility of him departing the lineup and joining some other team, which will be his first official transfer in Valorant.
Earlier, Sentinel had revealed during a Q&A session that Velocity Gaming had tried to recruit foreign players for its Valorant roster, having spoken to over ten potential candidates from North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.