Syed Sumail 
Evil Geniuses
Highly dominant performance
August 23, 2018
SumaiL continues to have the best stats at The International 2018. The prolific mid laner finished with a KDA of 21/6/32.
SumaiL kicked off the series with his signature Storm Spirit. He easily bounced back from his subpar laning stage to pick up kills all over the map. His impressive performance was highlighted by a long Ball Lightning across the map after a quick Bloodstone respawn netted him a Triple Kill. In Game 2, SumaiL's Alchemist was once again the target of VP's early-game aggression. He was killed the most on the EG side, but it didn't slow him down one bit. His 15-minute Radiance secured his 920 gold per minute. Despite being the focus of his opponents, SumaiL still managed a solid game.
Long live the king of the mid
August 21, 2018
SumaiL was the king of the midlane against Secret in The International 2018. The flashy player finished with a KDA of 22/6/36.
SumaiL kicked off the series with Alchemist in the midlane. He was killed off by MidOne in the laning phase but it did not slow him down one bit. His 13 minute Radiance ensured he was a full item ahead of anyone in the networth chart race. SumaiL's 972 Gold Per Minute was one of the highest recorded in this tournament. In Game 2, SumaiL played Gyrocopter in the midlane. With the help of Arteezy's Precision Aura, he schooled MidOne anew. He interestingly picked up Blink Dagger after a 19-minute Black King Bar which he used to explosive effect. His 17 kills helped EG secure the all-important victory.
Dominates Fnatic in both games
August 18, 2018
SumaiL played great in both games of a 2-0 win vs Fnatic in the group stages of The International 8. He finished with a 26/7/26 overall KDA.
SumaiL played Ursa in Game 1, dominating Fnatic largely thanks to his opponents not getting a single Force Staff. Once SumaiL finished his Black King Bar, there was nothing to stop him from just jumping on top of someone and ripping them apart. He finished with a 15/6/8 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Zeus, pelting Fnatic with magic damage from behind the safety of his teammates. SumaiL's positioning kept his deaths down to just one while enabling him to deal crippling amounts of burst damage to Fnatic. He also gave EG a huge vision advantage with both his ultimate and Nimbus upgrade. He finished with an 11/1/18 KDA.
Still more Tiny
August 17, 2018
Sumail finished Evil Geniuses 2-0 loss to Team Secret during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 7/7/11.
Sumail played nothing but Tiny in both games against Team Secret, obviously not wanting to give away anything now that they are locked into the Upper Bracket for the main event. Game 1 went well despite losing his lane. He was able to come back and put up a true fight against Liquid, almost pulling off the comeback. Game 2 was a complete disaster. Miracle was gifted his signature Invoker as EG tries to figure out one of the toughest opponents before the main event and Miracle let them have it. Sumail was decimated in lane and the rest of EG crumbled in 30 minutes.
Tiny all the time
August 17, 2018
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses 2-0 victory over PSG.LGD during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 10/3/8.
SumaiL played Tiny in both games for Evil Geniuses big win over the favorites from China, despite having the deepest hero pool amongst the boys in blue. His performance in Game 2 was far quieter than in Game 1 but his impact on the game has not diminished. In classic Evil Geniuses fashion, SumaiL is baiting the opposition into either banning Tiny or devoting so many resources to keeping him down that the rest of Evil Geniuses is able to win the game 4-vs-5. Expect SumaiL to be on auto pilot until the main stage.
Rekindling his old form at the mid lane
July 25, 2018
SumaiL looked comfortable in his return to mid for Evil Geniuses at The Summit 9. The Pakistani-American star finished with a KDA of 22/8/18.
SumaiL continues to look much more comfortable in his return to the mid in Game 1 with Shadow Fiend. He outlaned the enemy Zeus early on and got to a good start. He was just toying with LDI after he got his Shadow Blade, Black King Bar, and Scythe of Vyse at ridiculous timings. In the end, no one even came close to SumaiL's level of farm in Game 1. SumaiL once again picked Shadow Fiend in Game 2. He even drew First Blood against Nisha's Bloodseeker in his favored match up. As mid game rolled in, it was SumaiL who was playing catch up to Nisha. He found a few plays but he was not as dominant as he was in the series opener.
Shows some glimpses of his former self
June 24, 2018
SumaiL played a decent Storm Spirit, finishing with a 10/6/17 KDA in a win vs Immortals in The International 8 North American qualifiers.
Although he did play well overall, SumaiL gave up a worrying amount of deaths in the mid and late-game when it really matters most. Fortunately for him, his team was able to help pick up the slack and make sure that Immortals couldn't get too much from his deaths.
Rough series ends Evil Geniuses Supermajor run
June 6, 2018
SumaiL finished with an 11/8/20 overall KDA in a rough 0-2 loss to Optic Gaming at the China Supermajor.
In the first game of the series SumaiL took Gyrocopter to the middle lane. He dealt a lot of damage to Optic, but it was too spread out for EG to really capitalize on it. He was able to bring people to around half health, but struggled to finish off the kills, finishing with a 6/6/15 KDA. SumaiL played well Death Prophet in Game 2, giving EG their best chance of victory in a tough loss. He did a lot of damage in fights, and Spirit Siphon was very effective against Optic's tanky heroes. Unfortunately, the rest of EG was not in such a good position. SumaiL finished with a 5/2/5 KDA.
First day back in the middle lane ends in disappointment
June 2, 2018
SumaiL finished with a 20/16/34 overall KDA in a 0-2 loss to TNC at the China Supermajor.
SumaiL played a decent Queen of Pain in Game 1 but couldn't stop TNC on his own. He had a great early and mid-game, but once TNC started getting late-game disable items like Scythe of Vyse SumaiL's game began to crumble. He finished with a 13/7/17 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Death Prophet. He had a rough time this game, losing lane to Armel's Bloodseeker and being forced to play scared for the majority of the rest of the game. He struggled to get the most from his spells in fights, unable to fully commit without getting brought down. He finished with a 7/9/17 KDA.
Plays well in tough loss
May 23, 2018
Suma1L could not push his team to a win as Evil Geniuses lost to Fnatic 1-0 in the group stage of ESL One Birmingham. Suma1L finished with a 6/4/9 KDA.
On Ember Spirit, Suma1L had the best showing of any of the EG members. However, that is not saying too much, as this was a down game for the whole team. Facing off against his old teammate Universe, Suma1L was not able to get the better of him, watching Fnatic pull away late.
Rough game for Evil Geniuses' offlane
May 10, 2018
SumaiL finished with a 3/10/16 KDA on Doom in a loss to Team Secret at GESC Thailand.
Although he was effective in a lot of skirmishes and smaller fights, SumaiL's Doom wasn't as potent as EG needed it to be in full-on clashes. EG was reliant on getting off an early Doom to shut down either Magnus, Chaos Knight, or Monkey King before using their ultimates, but SumaiL couldn't get in position to pull that off.
Unsuccessful return to mid
May 10, 2018
SumaiL's shift back to mid for Evil Geniuses wasn't enough at GESC Thailand. The young star finished with a KDA of 4/4/3.
SumaiL's return to the mid lane with Queen of Pain worked wonders early on for Evil Geniuses. SumaiL was outdueling Abed with his incredible mechanics and outlasted him significantly. His item and talent progression was completely focused on the offensive side. SumaiL had no way to weave in and out of teamfights because of that, so he only really had one Blink in the teamfights. In the 10 minutes that he had to safely farm up a Black King Bar, Fnatic unfortunately found the momentum to turn the game around from a hefty deficit.
Can't do enough
April 5, 2018
SumaiL had a rough game on Leshrac, finishing with a 5/7/6 KDA in an elimination round loss to at DAC 2018.
SumaiL dealt a lot of damage all game, but it wasn't enough to match the burst of SumaiL also seriously struggled when focused down by VP. His hero was extremely fragile, and he was forced to play aggressively because of EG's desperate need for any damage whatsoever in fights.
His worst performance at DAC so far
April 3, 2018
SumaIL crumbled against LGD as Evil Geniuses are relegated to the Lower Bracket at the Dota Asia Championships 2018. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 7/14/33.
SumaiL kicked off the series with Enigma in the midlane. He drew the lane against Ame's Viper and even rushed a Helm of the Dominator at the 11 minute mark. But EG did not get the Black Holes that they wanted after giving him a good laning stage. His six Black Holes only stunned up the LGD team a total of 27 seconds. In Game 2, SumaiL's Batrider had an even worse showing. His naked Blink Dagger was farmed up at the 17 minutes and he never really got going with his Flaming Lassos to set up his team.
Vintage performance from EG star
April 2, 2018
SumaiL had a hell of series against Newbee at the Dota Asia Championships 2018. The former midlaner finished with a KDA of 22/2/10.
SumaiL's opening game on the Puck was a thing of beauty. Sumail completely used his undisturbed first 9 minutes to dominate Kpii's Clockwerk in lane. Sumail then had Power Treads, Veil of Discord, and Blink Dagger by the 13-minute mark on his way to the game-high 12 kills. In Game 2, it was another phenomenal game from Sumail on his Leshrac. Capitalizing on his recent Movement Speed buff, Sumail once again dominated the laning phase. His 11 minute Eul's Scepter of Divinity made him a very difficult kill for Newbee.
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