Syed Sumail 
Evil Geniuses
Finds his groove
October 27, 2017
SumaiL finally came to life in the Evil Geniuses victory against Fnatic in ESL One Hamburg. The spitfire mid laner finished with a KDA of 16/3/15.
His Mirana in the first game of the series dominated Xcalibur early. His Sacred Arrows were connecting at crazy angles and Fnatic could not do anything about it. After getting a 13 minute Diffusal Blade, SumaiL just wreaked havoc on the Fnatic side on the way to his 13 kills and 644 gold per minute. In Game 2, his Bloodseeker wasn't as explosive. His three kills weren't mind-blowing but he made sure he made every Rupture count.
Far from his dominant self
October 22, 2017
SumaiL made some good plays against LGD in his team's loss at the PGL Minor. The young star finished with a KDA of 13/10/17.
SumaiL kicked off the series with Ember Spirit in the mid lane. He struggled laning against Maybe's Ursa as his Flame Guard did not protect him from Ursa's heavy physical damage. He rushed a 13-minute Boots of Travel to catch up for his bad early game. Sumail then followed it up with a 15-minute Veil of Discord. He picked up the most kills for his team in the opener but it was too late for EG. In Game 2, he went with his signature Storm Spirit. His early game went better this time around and he even had stacks to fall back on. His 15-minute Bloodstone was above average and his initiations were smooth. Unfortunately, LGD were way too prepared to play against Sumail's ever-popular hero.
Nearly 40 kills in an incredibly one-sided win
October 21, 2017
SumaiL finished with an overall KDA of 37/5/20 in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 win over VGJ.Thunder at the PGL Bucharest Minor.
In Game 1 SumaiL played Monkey King. He dominated this game thanks to setup from Cr1t and Fear. SumaiL's Wukong's Command almost did enough damage on its own to wipe VGJ by the end of the game. He was equally hard for VGJ to pin down, moving in and out of fights with Black King Bar and Tree Dance. He finished with a 20/5/8 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Visage. With the bonus damage from Arteezy's Drow Ranger, SumaiL absolutely dominated his lane in the early phases of the game. He continued this domination all the way to the victory screen, never giving VGJ a moment to catch their breath. He finished with an extremely impressive 17/0/12 KDA, a part of all but one of EG's 30 kills.
Rough series for Evil Geniuses' middle lane
October 20, 2017
SumaiL finished with an overall KDA of 16/14/10 in Evil Geniuses' 0-2 loss to Mineski in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
In Game 1 SumaiL played Mirana. SumaiL was the only hero on EG to have anything close to a good early-game, and his start wasn't even that great. He was involved in all 10 of EG's kills, but wasn't able to put out enough damage to stop the Mineski onslaught. He finished with a 7/4/3 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL played Necrophos. He got absolutely thrashed in lane and the early game. This put EG behind massively as the game went on. The game did extend to the point that SumaiL was able to catch up, but by then Mineski were well equipped to handle whatever he could throw at them. He finished with a 9/10/7 KDA.
Held back by hero choice in Game 2
October 20, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 2-1 victory over VGJ Thunder during the group stages of the PGL Minor with a final KDA of 26/19/54
In Game 1, SumaiL's Bloodseeker dominated the game, creating plenty of space for his Lone Druid carry. Game 2 was a complete 180, as SumaiL's kill-less Jakiro couldn't have been more ineffective, losing his lane and the game along with it. Game 3, SumaiL's Sniper is likely what kept Evil Geniuses in the game. A hero with excellent high-ground defense, SumaIL's Sniper was able to keep VGJT at bay while his teammates wore them down in a one-and-a-half-hour decider game.
Flashy performance as Evil Geniuses asserts dominance vs VGJ.Storm
September 24, 2017
SumaiL finished with an overall KDA of 28/8/32 in Evil Geniuses' 3-0 win over VGJ.Storm in the grand finals of the ESL Hamburg Major NA qualifier.
In Game 1 SumaiL played Puck. He played a good game as EG's elusive initiator. He did lead his team in deaths, but with only three. He also led his team in damage done with 27,000. SumaiL finished with an 8/3/8 KDA. In Game 2 SumaiL took Nyx Assassin to the middle lane. A bit of a throwback to the old days of Dota, SumaiL made this pick work very well. Not only did he dominate his lane with help from Cr1t's Spirit Breaker, but SumaiL was a terror for the rest of the game. He finished with a 6/3/12 KDA. In Game 3 SumaiL played Ember Spirit. After such a commanding first two games, it seems fitting that SumaiL would dominate so hard in the final game. After winning his lane with help from Cr1t, SumaiL went on to terrorize VGJ. He finished with a 14/2/12 KDA.
Continues to struggle
August 10, 2017
SumaiL could not make enough of an impact as Evil Geniuses lost 2-0 to Team Empire in the lower bracket at The International 2017.
SumaiL played as Invoker in Game 1, and although he did a good enough job farming early on, he kept getting shut down before he could make an impact in teamfights. Whether he was getting caught out by Batrider's Flaming Lasso, or permanently stunned by Earthshaker, SumaiL just couldn't catch a break. He finished Game 1 with a KDA of 5/4/6. Game 2 was another struggle for SumaiL on Puck. Although he ended with a KDA of 13/5/8, he went for a Dagon build which allowed him to snag the kills with his heavy burst damage. Overall EG's team chemistry couldn't last against Team Empire's, and they were defeated in 52 minutes.
Could not shake his slow start in a loss
August 7, 2017
SumaiL did not play his best as Evil Geniuses was swept 2-0 by Newbee in upper bracket at The International 7. Sumail finished the series with a 12/11/19 KDA.
SumaiL and Sccc were supposed to have an incredible battle for the title on best midlaner in the world, but there wasn't anything incredible about it to start. SumaiL played Mirana Game 1 and did not look like himself after multiple mistakes that allowed Sccc to pick him off and gain a huge advantage. SumaiL played better on Necrophos in Game 2, but not good enough to help push his team to victory. This was a poor series from SumaiL and he cannot let that happen again in the lower bracket.
Flounders as Faceless Void
August 3, 2017
SumaiL finished Team Liquid's 1-1 draw with Evil Geniuses during the group stage of The International 7 with a final KDA of 15/10/27.
SumaiL played a pathetic Faceless Void in Game 1. He was unable to avoid early deaths that set him back heavily and keeping him from ganking Liquid's many split-push heroes. In Game 2, SumaiL played Mirana. Outlaning Miracle and dishing out heavy magic damage within teamfights, SumaiL helped pull Evil Geniuses back from the brink and end the series in a 1-1 draw.
Bludgeoned in Game 2 without proper lane support
August 3, 2017
SumaiL finished Evil Geniuses' 1-1 draw with Invictus Gaming Vitality during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 12/11/9.
SumaiL played Pugna and Lina in Games 1 and 2 of the Bo2 series against iGV. In Game 1, SumaiL teamed up with Universe to mow down the enemy towers and deliver EG a sub-17-minute victory. In Game 2, SumaiL was absolutely battered in the middle lane despite the presence of zai's Earthshaker. He was no match for Sakata's Queen of Pain and Evil Geniuses could do little to answer the constant ganking from dogf1ghts' Kunkka.
Fights hard to earn series split
August 2, 2017
Suma1L played a consistent series as Evil Geniuses split the series 1-1 with TNC Pro Team in the Group Stages of The International 7. Suma1L finished the series with a 16/10/20 KDA.
With all of the expectations on EG, Suma1L must put together some huge plays as the face of the squad. Starting with Puck, Suma1L recovered from a sloppy start to take the first game of the tournament. Game 2 the roles flipped as EG was the team to lose an early lead, and Suma1L couldn't do anything to keep his team together. EG got a win and will have to keep grinding through groups.
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
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.
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
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.
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.