SumaiL
Syed Sumail 
Pakistan
Evil Geniuses
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
ANALYSIS
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.
ANALYSIS
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
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.