SumaiL
Syed Sumail 
Pakistan
Evil Geniuses
Tries to carry as Ancient Apparition
July 6, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 loss to Newbee during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 11/8/13
ANALYSIS
SumaiL played Ancient Apparition in the middle lane against Sccc's Lone Druid. SumaiL had difficulties dealing with Sccc's Spirit Bear, but still managed to find his farm. Though not suited for his usual style of play, SumaiL did his best to turn Ancient Apparition into a hard carry, building Aghanim's Scepter, Mjolnir and Daedelus. Despite his powerful items, SumaiL was unable to pick up the slack left by his teammates.
Tries his hand at Earthshaker
July 6, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 victory over Vici Gaming during the MDL 2017 group stages with a final KDA of 8/7/8.
ANALYSIS
In one of the most bizarre drafts out of Evil Geniuses during this tournament, SumaiL ended up playing a middle-lane Earthshaker. Managing to hold his own against Ori's Phantom Assassin, SumaiL became a large thorn in the side of Vici Gaming. Unable to pin SumaiL down and ensure his demise, Vici Gaming wasted their efforts time and time again, ultimately leading to an EG victory.
Return of the Storm
July 5, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 victory over OG during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 16/7/16
ANALYSIS
When he first broke onto the scene SumaiL turned heads with his incredible Storm Spirit play. With the hero coming back into the meta, SumaiL is turning heads once again. Getting the slight edge on Ana in the middle lane, SumaiL destroyed the rest of OG. Though he only killed n0tail once, he made sure to kill every other OG hero at least twice in a dominant performance.
Experimental hero pick for Evil Geniuses' middle lane fails spectacularly
July 5, 2017
SumaiL struggled in Evil Geniuses' loss to LGD in the MDL 2017 group stages. He finished with a 6/11/6 KDA.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL played Pugna in the middle lane. SumaiL has played a lot of weird heroes in the middle lane, and this game was yet another to add to the list. Although Pugna has received almost non-stop buffs for many patches now, the hero was not well equipped to deal with LGD's lineup this game. He was very weak to roaming, which set him very far behind going into the mid and late game.
The reign of the mid-lane god continues
July 5, 2017
SumaiL once again proves himself to be a god in the mid lane as Evil Geniuses dominate Clutch Gamers in MDL 2017. The superstar finished with a KDA of 15/5/7.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL went with the meta-popular Lina in the mid lane. He proved his superior quality against Gabbi's Queen of Pain as he easily won the early game. His 13-minute Bloodstone ws ridiculously quick. He tore through CG's lineup as he racked up 15 kills in the match.
Dominated like Suma1L usually does
June 11, 2017
Suma1L put together some vintage Suma1L play as Evil Geniuses defeated Team Secret 2-0 in the Epicenter semifinals. Suma1L finished with a 26/7/16 KDA and destroyed two towers, two barracks and three Roshans in the series.
ANALYSIS
Coming in as the favorite, EG was expected to win and did so in demanding fashion. There was never really a doubt within each game of who would emerge victorious as EG played perfectly. That amazing team-focused play was led by their leader, Suma1L as he continued his dominant streak as the player to beat in Epicenter. Suma1L led the team in kills as he continues to punish the person matched up against him. He and EG will continue their hot streak in the grand finals.
Heavily contained by their opponents
June 11, 2017
Star mid laner SumaiL was the best Evil Genius in their lost to Team Liquid in the Epicenter grand finals. The flashy player finished with a KDA of 15/19/20.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL went with his signature Storm Spirit in Game 1. Liquid ran at him early and delayed him from getting Ball Lightning for a ridiculously long time. His below 400 gold per minute and only one kill must be one of his worst performances on the Storm. Game 2 was SumaiL's best showing in the series on Queen of Pain. He fared well against MATUMBAMAN's Lone Druid in the mid lane. He had a lot of crucial initiations as he had self-control on his dives and had 10 kills to show for it and 647 gold per minute. In Game 3, SumaiL's Mirana was a forced endeavor in a tough game. On a nerfed hero, he went for the magic damage build which just didn't work very well himself and his team as he was only involved in four kills for his team throughout the game. In Game 4, his Puck was again contained by Team Liquid. They harassed him early and forced him to a bad early game where he couldn't just anything done. One kill and seven deaths for a superstar isn't exactly acceptable.
Strange but effective in 2-0 sweep
June 9, 2017
SumaiL played an interesting but impressive series in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 win over Clutch Gamers in Epicenter. He finished with a final KDA of 24/4/29
ANALYSIS
Game 1 seemed like an experiment for SumaiL, playing Ancient Apparition as a carry in the middle lane. Unfortunately for Clutch Gamers, SumaiL can make any hero in the game an effective mid laner, as he demonstrated by going 15/2/6 and leading the field in damage output with 16,948. Instead of building your typical support items on Ancient Apparition, SumaiL farmed up a Mjolnir and a Hurricane Pike to devastating effects. In Game 2 SumaiL took to the middle lane as Zeus. Although he had a slow start with his courier being sniped right off the bat, EG eventually took complete control of the game. Working in conjunction with Arteezy on Arc Warden and using his Thundergod's Wrath and Nimbus Cloud, SumaiL was able to set up kills from anywhere on the map. This strategy eventually forced Clutch Gamers to call GG before a tier 3 tower had been destroyed.
Impressive in a win over Virtus.pro
June 7, 2017
SumaiL played a good series in Evil Geniuses 2-0 win over Virtus.pro on the final day of Epicenter group stages. He finished with a 10/4/19 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 SumaiL played Razor. He dominated No[o]ne's Ursa in lane and transitioned flawlessly into the mid game with his teammates. He was equally strong in fights, sapping damage with Static Link and dishing out massive punishment to Virtus.pro's heroes. SumaiL finished with a 6/2/11 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Bristleback. He was an absolute menace once again. He was able to just waddle into Virtus.pro's heroes and create a massive amount of space for his team. This made it much easier for Universe and zai to land their big teamfight spells. SumaiL finished with a 4/2/8 KDA.
Creates DAC 2015 flashbacks with standout performance
May 29, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 3-1 victory over Newbee in the Grand Finals of the Manila Masters with a final KDA of 40/8/41.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, SumaiL played Outwould Devourer in the middle lane. Thanks to Arteezy's Precision Aura, SumaiL dominated the middle lane, finishing EG's quick win with eight kills and one death. In Game 2, SumaiL played Puck. Hoping to snowball quickly to beat the Naga Siren of kpii early, SumaiL built into Dagon and faded down the stretch as Evil Geniuses succumbed to the might of the siren's call. In Game 3, SumaiL went off as Ember Spirit. Flitting in and out of fights while dicing through his enemies, SumaiL carried his team to victory with a KDA of 15/2/16. In Game 4, playing Ember spirit once again, SumaiL and squad ran over Newbee to take the final victory and win the Manila Masters.
Impressive performance in a long series vs Team NP
May 28, 2017
SumaiL played a good series in Evil Geniuses 2-1 win over Team NP in the Manila Masters lower bracket final. He finished with an 18/15/42 overall KDA.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL played Death Prophet in Game 1. This was a rough game for the normally standout middle laner. He did a lot of damage with Exorcism, but between NP's two Blademails and Nyx Assassin Exorcism was almost more of a threat to SumaiL than it was to NP. SumaiL finished with a 4/6/2 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Storm Spirit. Although he is normally very flashy on this hero, SumaiL didn't really stand out that much in this game, it was a true team effort. That said, SumaiL was very much a part of that effort. He picked up a late-game Aghanim's Scepter, and the area of effect Electric Vortex was absolutely game-winning. SumaiL finished with a 10/7/21 KDA. In Game 3 SumaiL played Puck. SumaiL's Puck is almost always a treat to watch, and this game was no exception. After thoroughly winning his lane against Fata, SumaiL was a menace in teamfights. He was constantly moving in and out of the fray, silencing and disabling NP while drawing their attention away from the rest of Evil Geniuses. SumaiL finished with a 4/2/19 KDA.
A rare bad series from Evil Geniuses' star middle lane
May 26, 2017
SumaiL played a poor series in Evil Geniuses' 0-2 loss to Newbee at the Manila Masters. He finished with a 7/12/12 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 SumaiL played Puck. He did a fantastic job early game, managing to win his lane with gusto. From there, SumaiL did what he could to help his team win fights, but he couldn't do it all by himself. Despite setting up some nice fights, Evil Geniuses didn't have the damage they needed to follow up. SumaiL finished with a 7/6/8 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Templar Assassin. This was one of SumaiL's worst games in a long time. Even when Evil Geniuses lose, SumaiL still usually manages to find some crumbs of success, but he didn't get anything in this game. Newbee succeeded in effectively shutting him out of the game. SumaiL finished with a 0/6/3 KDA.
Looks fantastic in impressive win
May 26, 2017
SumaiL played like his normal, dominant self as Evil Geniuses defeated Faceless 2-0 in the Quarterfinals of the Manila Masters. SumaiL finished with a 19/9/25 KDA and destroyed two towers and three barracks in the series.
ANALYSIS
Evil Geniuses fans around the world became very nervous as Faceless was leading Game 1 by a decisive margin over 45 minutes into the game. A major upset was brewing early in the tournament, as Faceless was not expected to win. Just as tensions were at their peak, EG started a vicious comeback that consisted of them finding eight kills within three minutes to grab their own decisive lead. After holding that to victory, EG seemed to carry that momentum right into Game 2 as they completed the sweep with ease. SumaiL played with Puck each game as he is showing how comfortable he feels on the hero in the new meta. SumaiL may have started a little slowly, but really all of EG did as they were able to eventually find their footing for the win.
Could not carry his team to victory
April 30, 2017
SumaiL was a bright spot in a rough outing as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to OG in the semifinals of the Kiev Major. SumaiL finished the series with a 18/8/16 KDA and destroyed two towers in the series.
ANALYSIS
Even though SumaiL's numbers look great from an outside perspective, they seem empty given the 2-0 sweep by OG. Realistically, SumaiL's play in Game 2 was the lone reason EG had a fighting chance to avoid the sweep. He absolutely dominated on Death Prophet, finishing with a 14/4/8 KDA in a Game 2 loss, but it just was not enough as OG controlled the rest of the game outside of the fights. This is a hard one for EG to swallow, but they were not the better team this day.
Evil Geniuses middle lane gets shut down
March 28, 2017
SumaiL was Evil Geniuses' only glimmer of hope in a 0-2 loss to Invictus Gaming at the Dota 2 Asia Championships. He finished with a 5/10/9 KDA.
ANALYSIS
SumaiL played Invoker in Game 1. He was the only player on EG to have anything close to a decent lane, and the game quickly fell onto SumaiL's shoulders. Just like he did on Day 2 of the group stages, SumaiL put on a very impressive Invoker performance. Unfortunately for EG fans, iG were prepared for him. SumaiL finished the game with a 3/6/9 KDA. SumaiL played Invoker again in Game 2. After getting rattled in Game 1, SumaiL and the rest of EG weren't up to the task of taking down iG. SumaiL once again found himself playing from a large deficit very early, and couldn't pull the game back. He finished with a 2/4/0 KDA.