Dota 2 prodigy Suma1L named as one of TIME’s Most Influential Teens of 2016
Daddy PPD must be so proud.
Electronic Sports reaches new heights in the form of Dota 2 prodigy, young Evil Geniuses member Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan as he is named as one of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Teen of 2016.
The 17-year old pro is known to be one of the youngest players in Esports to win a World Championship title after his Evil Geniuses‘ win at the The International Dota 2 Champonships 2015 which bagged the team a whooping USD 6,634, 661 and as well as the bragging rights to being the year’s Best Dota 2 team.
Suma1L‘s journey towards the world title was never an easy one as an iconic part of his pro story cites him selling his own Bicycle to a stranger just to play video games at an Internet Cafe, a move that will later earn him an estimated total of USD 2,310,447.74 in Esports earnings.
While Suma1L‘s Dota journey revealed to have started since he was 8 years old it was his participation in the North American Elite League when he caught the eye of his now-teammate Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora who persuaded the Evil Geniuses management to bring him in as part of their Dota 2 roster back in January 2015,and a month after, winning his first Championship title with EG which was the Dota 2 Asian Championships. Suma1L‘s championship run with Evil Geniuses continued until the The International Dota 2 Championships 2015 where they won the Aegis, or the championship title, and finally secured his place as one of the world’s youngest and most talented players.
Suma1L is still playing for Evil Geniuses‘s Dota 2 squad together with UNiVeRse, and is now well on their way towards another Championship title. Suma1L‘s TIME Magazine inclusion puts him together with other deemed influential young faces in the field of Entertainment, Music, Sports and more such as Jaden Smith, Chloe Grace Moretz, and sisters Sasha and Malia Obama