Antidote Reflects on Excali’s Return to Velocity Gaming

Not too long ago, Sabyasachi “Antidote” Bose mentioned Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar’s transfer to affix Velocity Gaming after each gamers had performed for Enigma Gaming. Antidote prompt that Excali could also be searching for to redeem himself by becoming a member of Velocity Gaming, which he perceives to be in a at the moment weakened state, and assist restore it to its full energy.

Antidote added that he was not indignant however unhappy with Excali’s resolution and said that he had no in poor health will in direction of the latter. In truth, he added that he thought it was “an excellent resolution from Excali.”

Excali’s resolution to rejoin Velocity Gaming seen as alternative for redemption by Antidote

Antidote and Excali, have had an extended historical past enjoying collectively on completely different groups within the skilled Valorant scene. They first teamed up with Velocity Gaming in July 2020, the place they performed collectively till April 2021, when Excali left the staff to pursue different alternatives. Nonetheless, in January 2022, the 2 gamers have been reunited when Excali joined Enigma Gaming, the place Antidote was serving because the in-game chief. However their time collectively was short-lived, as Excali left Enigma Gaming to as soon as once more be a part of Velocity Gaming earlier this month. In a associated transfer, Antidote additionally left Enigma Gaming and joined Orangutan Gaming on January twenty first.

In a current livestream, Antidote defined that Velocity Gaming has a particular place in his coronary heart because it holds plenty of reminiscences and feelings related to it. He stated that Velocity Gaming is sort of a household for him and all of the gamers who’ve performed for Velocity Gaming, be it ex-players or present gamers. He additionally revealed that when Excali obtained a suggestion from Velocity Gaming, Excali was hesitant to inform him about his departure from the staff as he was not sure how Antidote and the remainder of the staff would react. Nonetheless, Antidote emphasised that the bond they shared was pure and that he would have made the identical resolution if he have been in Excali’s place. “The factor is that we now have been enjoying collectively for years, and the bond we share could be very pure. So, if I have been in his place, it could have been the identical for me,” he stated.

When Excali advised Antidote about receiving a suggestion from Velocity Gaming, Antidote initially thought it was a joke. However when Excali talked about that he had a gathering with Velocity Gaming’s proprietor Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap, well-known as Anna, that he was going to Velocity Gaming, Antidote realized the reality. He said that when he realized that Excali was parting his method with him, he was not indignant however somewhat unhappy. He acknowledged that it could be awkward for him to play towards Excali on the identical server sooner or later. 

Antidote emphasised that there isn’t any in poor health will in direction of Excali and that he needs him all the most effective. “After realizing this, I wasn’t indignant, however I used to be unhappy as a result of how may I play towards him? It was an enormous shock for me; how all the pieces would prove. We had an amazing factor going, all the pieces was set, and that disappointment was nonetheless there. Once we play towards one another on the identical server, it will likely be very awkward. However we will’t do something; that is skilled esports,” he stated.

Lastly, Antidote acknowledged that Excali had beforehand left Velocity Gaming at a susceptible time and obtained backlash for it. He defined that Excali noticed this as a possibility to redeem himself, regain his fan base, and carry out properly for Velocity Gaming, rejoining the staff after they have been additionally in a susceptible state. Antidote said that he believes Excali joined Velocity Gaming as a result of he felt that he left the staff in a foul state and that they have been in an analogous scenario as soon as once more. So Excali might be able to be a part of and convey them again to a greater place. He added, “I believe it’s an excellent resolution from Excali.”