Sumail Hassan’s Team Places 3rd at DOTA Tournament, Wins $2 Million

Sumail Hassan’s team, Evil Geniuses, bagged $2 million at the DOTA The International ’16 which concluded over the weekend.

Originally from Karachi, Sumail moved to Chicago to play DOTA on faster internet connections and lower pings. He shot to fame by doing exceptionally well in the North American in-house gaming league.

This caught the attention of one of the biggest e-gaming team, Evil Geniuses. He was eventually recruited by the team manager, who himself had been a DOTA 2 player in the past. The rest is, as they say, history.

Sumail Hassan with his team went on to bag $1.2 million at the DOTA 2 Asian Championship, $6.6 million at The International ’15 becoming the world’s youngest gamer to be a millionaire and now finally winning $2 million at The International ’16. His earnings were $256,800, $1.3 million and  $436,180 respectively.

The International ’16 is the sixth annual edition of the Seattle based annual DOTA International event. There were 5 stages, with the Main Event taking place from August 8th – August 13th, 2016. The initial prize pool of the tournament was $1,600,000 but it went up to $20,770,460 ($19,170,460 added) after the sale of TI6 Battle Pass sale to players, with 25% of the proceedings going towards the prize pool.

Evil Geniuses were not an invited team this year but they fought their way through the Open Qualifiers. In the Main Event, EG crushed teams and won arguably the best game of the year against Chinese powerhouse EHOME. Their parade was cut short by Wings Gaming (0-2) and later by Digital Chaos (1-2), placing them third. Their total prize money came out to $2,180,898.

Wing’s Gaming was placed first ($9,139,002) and Digital Chaos was second ($3,427,126).

Evil Geniuses was found in 1999. It is now known as being the biggest electronic sports organization in North America. Currently, EG ranks 2nd in the US and 7 in the world with a 63% win rate in the all tournaments.


  • Naseem

    Sumail ki hisay main qareeb koi 150k USD ayen gay. More then half goes to EG Sponsers. And then rest of team will divide. Also guy is no more pakistani. He use to have a USA flag with his name.
    cheers

    • Bilal

      Here’s a photo from TI6. Pakistani flag as you can see.

      • Hamza Kazmi

        oh bhai stop posting wrong information this is the pic of him last year during ti5 not ti6 and america flag was used during player profile show

        • Bilal

          It’s TI6..

        • Bilal

          And the Pakistani flag was used during the player profile show too.

        • Ammar Zubair

          its ti6 you idiot. you can see zai next to him. but officially he represents usa cause he is a US national.

      • sibzz

        yeah i wasnt expecting the flag. Made me really Happy :D

        • salman

          But he is officially playing from US side… hamari qoum bilawaja khush hoti rehti hay

          • Bawa

            Because his team is American…No need to be so negative.

  • Ibrahim

    No more “khelo ge kudo ge bano ge kharab”!!

  • Najam

    RIP my all prediction that went for OG and Miracle

  • Ammar Zubair

    “Originally from Karachi, Sumail moved to Chicago to play DOTA on faster internet connections and lower pings. He shot to fame by doing exceptionally well in the North American in-house gaming league.”

    he didn’t move to chicago to play dota. his family moved to america where he was scouted by charlie yang who was eg’s manager at that time to replace rtz

  • Akai Oni

    Say whatever you guys want I really wanted EG to lose and SuFail to go out.. his bad attitude to ols dota legends and then the bad mouthing he did in China made me hate him and to call him fellow brother.

  • khurram mahmood

    what is DOTA ?