Syed “SumaiL” Hassan is without a team since he left Evil Geniuses in the post TI9 shuffle, and it looks like he will stay that way for a little bit longer.
At the start of the new Dota Pro Circuit season, SumaiL joined forces with his brother and qualified under the Quincy Crew tag for DOTA Summit Season 11 Minor. However, a much too complicated situation, most likely stemming from his contractual clauses with EG, forced SumaiL to leave the team. With most of the tier one teams already announcing their rosters for the second round of Major and Minor qualifiers, which are scheduled to commence on the 1st of December, he was not included in any of the big announcements.
During one of his streaming sessions from this weekend, SumaiL told his Twitch chat that he will be “just chillin until next year.”
If we are to interpret correctly his words, “just chilling until next year” means that SumaiL will not be playing with any team at the beginning of December for a slot at the DreamLeague Leipzig Major or at the WePlay! Bukovel Minor. The regional qualifiers for these two DPC tournaments will unfold December 1-6, with the LAN portion scheduled for January 9-12 for the Minor and January 18-26 for the Major. The third round of DPC qualifiers will start on the 9th of February 2020.
Dubbed as “The King”, SumaiL is an iconic figure amongst the mid lane players. A few months after joining Evil Geniuses back in 2015, he became the youngest player to win a Valve sanctioned tournament by claiming the Dota 2 Asia Championships trophy, and in the same year, he became the youngest player to win The International. SumaiL lifted the Aegis of Champions above his head at only 16 years old and became the most feared mid laner in the world.