Velocity Gaming - Sentinel
Indian esports organization Velocity Gaming (VLT) was already established as one of India’s premier esports organizations thanks to its success in Valorant with multiple LAN victories against its name. However, the organization did not initially make its way into India’s lucrative mobile esports market despite being interested in it for quite some time. Krafton’s launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and the introduction of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) have seemingly instigated the organization's interests once again. It finally entered mobile esports by picking up the former Team IND BGMI roster in November 2021.
In an interview with AFK Gaming, Velocity Gaming owner Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap revealed the work that goes behind signing and enabling a BGMI roster in India. He explained Velocity Gaming’s esports-first mantra and why they signed a BGMI lineup. He also opened up about the financial aspects of operating an Indian esports team and the challenges that a Tier 1 organization faces.