In the upcoming 2024 Challengers season, Velocity Gaming from VCL Oceania is gearing up for a triumphant return to the competitive Valorant scene. This announcement follows a period of uncertainty in 2023 when Manoj Kashyap, also known as VLT Sentinel and the owner of Velocity Gaming, declared an indefinite suspension from the esports industry. The challenges faced in 2023 included difficulties in maintaining lineups in both Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) and Valorant, ultimately leading to the withdrawal from the esports industry.
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Velocity Gaming’s Resurgence: A Focus on Valorant
Despite the setbacks, Velocity Gaming is set to re-enter the competitive arena, with a particular focus on Riot’s tactical shooter, Valorant. The team is poised to participate in the highly anticipated VCL season of 2024.
New Lineup Anticipation
Speculations are rife regarding Velocity’s revamped lineup for their impending comeback. According to reliable sources, the new squad is expected to primarily consist of Australian players, signifying a strategic move to establish a presence in the fiercely competitive Oceania region. Key players from the 2023 lineup are anticipated to stay, with additional players likely to join from the Australian league BONKERS.
The reported lineup includes:
- rDeeW (Riley Wilkinson) – Australia
- LEW (Luis H) – United Kingdom
- dragon (Nicholas Aleksandrovsky) – Australia
- WAT (Lewis Watson) – Australia
This mix of talent and experience is expected to elevate Velocity Gaming’s performance in the 2024 Valorous Challenger Leagues, with the synergy among these players adding significant skill to the squad. The official announcement of Velocity’s new lineup is eagerly awaited.
Anticipating Success in 2024
Velocity Gaming’s return is generating excitement among fans who are hopeful that the team will reclaim its position as Oceania’s top esports team with this strategic merger. With the powerhouse BONKERS team securing a spot in VCT 2023 Ascension: Pacific, Velocity Gaming aims to make a resounding comeback in the competitive Valorant scene in 2024.
Challenges Faced in 2023
Velocity Gaming experienced a challenging 2023, marked by a disappointing loss in the Valorous Challengers 2023: South Asia Split 2 match. The team’s performance fell short of expectations, leading Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap to acknowledge the situation and express gratitude for the support received over the past three years.
Despite the setback, Sentinel dispelled rumours of Velocity Gaming ceasing operations. He highlighted the organization’s sizable fan following and strategic investments in content creators, Valorant, and New State Mobile. While downsizing was mentioned as a practical measure, Velocity appears determined to navigate challenges and continue making an impact in the esports realm.
As Velocity prepares for its comeback, the 2024 season is poised to be a significant turning point in the organization’s history. Fans eagerly await the unveiling of the new lineup and anticipate witnessing Velocity Gaming’s resurgence as a formidable force in the competitive Valorant scene.