Excali’s Controversial Switch From Group Mahi to Samurai Esports Defined

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On April 24, Samurai Esports introduced that Karan “Excali” Mhaswadkar had joined its Valorant roster. Nevertheless, quickly after, Group Mahi (TM) issued an announcement on its social media handles alleging that Excali was nonetheless underneath contract until August 2021 and expressed considerations with Samurai Esports’ announcement. TM additionally acknowledged that it deliberate to take authorized motion in opposition to the participant because of this. 

Excali responded to the scenario through a YouTube livestream on April 25. He cited considerations about the way forward for his profession owing to inappropriate feedback made by TM’s proprietor, Manoj “Sentinel” Kashyap, as the explanation for his choice. Following this, Group Mahi hosted a livestream on its YouTube channel to disclose its model of occasions.

Via this story, we purpose to reply varied questions surrounding the incident, together with an allegedly damaged contract, Excali’s motives, and extra.

Group Mahi’s Supervisor Responds to Excali Becoming a member of Samurai Esports

After Group Mahi publicly condemned Samurai Esports’ announcement of Excali’s switch, AFK Gaming reached out to each organizations to acquire extra data. 

In keeping with Group Mahi’s supervisor, Adarsh “EupHoria” Singh, Excali did method them with Samurai Esports’ supply. Group Mahi had agreed to let the participant depart so long as the phrases of his contract, together with buyout situations, have been adopted.

(Word: AFK Gaming has not independently verified the phrases of the contract)

EupHoria acknowledged that gamers in search of to depart the group have to serve a discover interval of two months. In case of a buyout, the group is required to method Group Mahi and to pay a mutually agreed buyout quantity. Each of those clauses have been allegedly damaged by Excali. EupHoria additionally claims that Excali shared his contract with Samurai Esports which can be an alleged violation of the contract.

He additionally added that Samurai didn’t method Group Mahi after its discussions with Excali. He claims that they discovered in regards to the switch solely by social media which got here as a shock to Group Mahi. EupHoria expressed his concern in regards to the safety of business members who put money into esports and stated that the incident units a nasty instance for upcoming esports professionals.

Excali’s Assertion on His Switch to Samurai Esports

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Following heated discussions on social media, after Group Mahi’s assertion, Excali posted a video on his YouTube channel detailing his model of occasions. He began off by explaining that Samurai Esports approached him to hitch its Valorant roster. He acknowledged that he spoke in regards to the supply to Group Mahi and that it agreed to match Samurai Esports’ supply as a way to retain him. 

Nevertheless, since Riot Video games is allegedly investigating TM’s proprietor Manoj ‘Sentinel’ Kashyap after he made some unsavory feedback in a livestream, Excali stated that he was involved about being disqualified from future Valorant tournaments. This, he claims, was one of many deciding elements that lead him to hitch Samurai Esports.

Group Mahi’s Response to Excali’s Statements

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After Excali’s assertion about this switch went viral within the Indian Valorant neighborhood, Group Mahi livestreamed a pre-recorded name amongst Excali, Group Mahi’s Valorant roster, crew proprietor ‘Sentinel’, and supervisor ‘EupHoria’. 

Following the printed of the decision, the group confirmed that it had agreed to match Samurai Esports’ supply to Excali. Group Mahi additionally alleged that whereas the group was conscious that Samurai Esports approached Excali, he didn’t inform his crew mates or the administration that he had accepted the switch. 

When confronted by Group Mahi within the name that was streamed to followers final night time, Excali didn’t carry up Sentinel’s controversy regardless of bringing it up in his personal video. He additionally didn’t supply any explanations to Group Mahi on why he selected to depart the crew and transfer to Samurai Esports.


Samurai Esports is but to make an announcement on this example following their announcement of the switch. AFK Gaming has reached out to the org for its feedback on this matter and can replace this text if we obtain a response.

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