After a successful year in the esports industry, Pakistan now ranks 11th across worldwide in esports earnings mainly thanks to Sumail Hussain.
The 20-year-old from Pakistan has a total earning of $3,591,225.34 from the 60 tournaments he has played. Sumail started his professional esports career with Evil Geniuses, an organization that he has left now. He is the third-highest earning in esports overall.
The highly talented midlaner has now joined another successful franchise called OG, which has won back-to-back TI Internationals, which is the most prestigious and highest financially rewarding tournament.
Sumail’s journey is an inspiring one as he used to play Dota 2 in gaming cafes as he did not have enough money to own a personal computer.
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Sumail’s brother, Yawar Hussain, is another candidate in the list on the 310th position. He earned $377,026.60 from a total of 28 tournaments he featured in. Like Sumail, Yawar also played Dota 2 but for a different organization than his brother.
There have been multiple times when both brothers came head-to-head with Sumail often being victorious.
It is worth mentioning that India has failed to break into the top 500 players, which is more than surprising, to say the least. The only Indian player to have Indian roots was Saahil ‘Universe’ Arora, who coincidentally played with Sumail at Evil Geniuses but he is originally born in the United States.