Velocity Gaming Bids Farewell to All its Indian Valorant Players

A saga comes to an end.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Velocity Gaming Left Without A Valorant Team

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Velocity Gaming has been left without a Valorant roster as it parted ways with all its remaining Indian players.
This is the first time since Velocity Gaming entered competitive Valorant in July 2020 that it has been left without a roster.
The future of Velocity Gaming across Valorant and esports is uncertain at this point in time.

One of the biggest and most successful Valorant teams from South Asia, Velocity Gaming, has disbanded its lineup for the first time since entering the scene in July 2020.

Just a day after bidding farewell to its international members, the organization has announced the departure of the remaining Indian players comprising Anuj "Amaterasu" Sharma, Debanjan "DEATHMAKER" Das, Karan "Excali" Mhaswadkar, and Sagnik "Hellff" Roy.

This announcement comes on the back of Velocity Gaming's surprising early exit from the ongoing VCL 2023: South Asia Split 2 where it failed to make it past the group stage and into the playoffs.

Velocity Gaming disbands Valorant lineup as it announces the departure of all remaining players

After parting ways with the three overseas recruits, Domagoj "Doma" Fancev, Adam "ec1s" Eccles, and David "Dav" Miljanić, Velocity Gaming has taken a very bold step of completely disbanding its Valorant lineup as it bid an emotional farewell to the four remaining players.

"With a heavy heart, we bid a fond farewell to the remarkable Valorant lineup. Our gratitude goes out to Amaterasu, Hellff, Deathmaker, and Excali for their unwavering dedication and for upholding the prestigious Velocity badge," read a statement by the organization.

Velocity Gaming credited the four individuals as being the true architects behind the incredible legacy that it had created in South Asia and for shaping it into where it stands today. The organization further gave all players the best of wishes, success, and fulfillment in all their future endeavors.

Amaterasu and Excali were two of the founding members of Velocity Gaming's first-ever Valorant roster, the former sticking with the team till now whereas the latter ended up leaving the team in April 2021 but returned in November 2022.

Hellff can also be considered as one of the first players having joined the team in October 2020 and sticking with them ever since. The only other team he has ever signed a contract with is Global Esports for a mere duration of two days.

Deathmaker joined Velocity much later in September 2021 and has continued to play under its banner till now. He was a big reason behind the amount of success achieved by the team and is still considered as one of the best duelists from South Asia.

For now the future of Velocity Gaming in Valorant and esports is up in the air with its founder, Manoj “Sentinel” Kasyup, having said that downsizing and a significant reduction in operations is something that is being considered by the organization.


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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.