Syed Sumail Among the Winning Team of DOTA 2 that Secured $6.6 Million Prize

Syed Sumail Hassan, a 16 year old from Karachi, who made a name for himself by earning 1.2 million dollars by winning Dota 2 Asian Championship, has now won the DOTA 2 International Championship with his team Evil Geniuses to secure a winning prize of US 6.6 million or 66 crore rupees in total.

Evil Geniuses, a team of five including Sumail, won the title yesterday at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Three other players from his team are from US while one player is from Canada.


Finale of All Star Match at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington, USA


Team Evil Geniuses (Sumail on most left) After winning the Dota 2 International Championship

In Dota 2, two teams of five ‘Heroes’ challenge each other in a battle to take over the other team’s base. The ultimate goal is to acquire the opposing team’s Ancient while preventing it from getting yours.

While its goal may be simple, the game’s complexity comes from its range of unique characters, weapons, and spells. The game has 110 heroes with most having 4 or more abilities. In addition, the itemization in the game means it can take hundreds of hours to even know what each hero or item does.

As an e-sport, Dota 2 offers the opportunity to earn more real-world money than any other game of its kind. Top performers are given the chance to take part in professional tournaments, where teams battle it out for millions of dollars in prize money.

Sumail, who has won himself various titles before, including Asian Championship back in February this year, reached the ultimate peak of becoming international champion of Dota 2.

The 16-year-old moved to Chicago, USA, along with his family back in 2014, which served as a great opportunity for him, as it allowed him to play Dota 2 on a faster internet connection with less latency and lower pings than he had previously experienced.

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  • The record prize pool and first place award means each of the members of the team get $1.32M, making each of them instant millionaires (depending on taxes, I suppose). That’s an incredible journey for all of them, but particularly 16 year-old Sumail who once sold his bike growing up in Pakistan to be able to fund more Dota 2 playtime.

    • Sab yahi karte hain. Mein aur ap bhe yahi karain gay jab USA mein hon gay aur wahan k nationals ko jo perks milte hain government se usko dekh k :)

  • ab saray pakistani apnay bachoon ko DOTA 2 khelnay pe laga dain gay :-P

    khelo gay koodu gay bano gay nawaab :-P

  • our media is all the time breaking news of Bollywood stars birthdays and they don’t give a damn about Pakistan’s accomplishment… all they time they are highlighting bad thing taking place in every nukar of pak … y don’t they appreciate things like this?? y no media channel report this big news…. almost every foreign news had highlighted that 16 year old Pakistan kid become millionaire n look at our media….. this media had to be stopped n we people should wake up n discover our abilities despite of getting trapped into media’s plan n plus our enemies plan to destroy our pak

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