Sentinel Speaks Out About Velocity Gaming's Future
In recent events, Velocity Gaming (VLT) suffered a disappointing defeat in the Valorant Challengers 2023: South Asia Split 2. Fans expressed their disappointment in the team's performance. Velocity Gaming founder Manoj “Sentinel” Kasyup took to Twitter to acknowledge the situation and express gratitude for the incredible journey of the past three years.
Sentinel also shut down rumors about VLT potentially shutting down its operations. He stated that Velocity Gaming has made diversified investments in Valorant, New State Mobile, and content creators and has garnered a massive fan base. Given these factors, the organization is well-positioned to sustain its activities. However, he did indicate that downsizing could be a viable option to ensure the organization's survival in the current year. This approach allows them to patiently wait for the opportune moment to reinvest. By implementing this strategy, Velocity Gaming can continue to provide its services to its loyal fan base while keeping the operations running smoothly.
Sentinel Addresses Criticism Against Velocity Gaming’s Valorant Players
In response to the criticism and negativity aimed at his players, Kashyup took a stand and defended them. He emphasized that the team had put in tremendous effort and exceeded expectations, urging people not to interpret the results as a lack of dedication. He reassured the fans that the players had invested significant time and energy into their performance. “The playing 6 that I had did more than what's needed of them for the event; trust me, results don’t show them, but they worked their ass off for this event, its just that we didn’t show up to the game mentally. So once again, it’s not their fault; don’t flame them,” he added.
Taking a moment to reflect on his role as an owner, Sentinel admitted to making mistakes by not making the right decisions when his team needed him the most. “I, as an owner failed to take the right calls when they needed me the most, which resulted in this situation; the only way to fix this and not repeat the same is to make sure I have time to spend,” he said.
He also assured everyone that he and VLT would continue their support for the growth of Indian esports.
With the imminent return of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), it will be interesting to see VLT’s future moves in this division. Considering the fact that it already hosts a New State Mobile roster, the organization could easily transition it to BGMI in the near future.