The world of Dota 2 has been thrown into shock as SumaiL has left Quincy Crew. The surprise announcement was made by Quincy Crew’s manager and it leaves big questions unanswered.
SumaiL is well known as being one of the best Dota 2 gamers in the world. The so-called ‘King of the Mid’ only joined Quincy Crew two weeks ago and he has yet to comment on why he left the team.
THE RUN UP TO SUMAIL’S EXIT
Syed Sumail ‘SumaiL’ Hassan had a proven track record as a Dota 2 star thanks to his exploits with the Evil Geniuses team. It is thought that he has earned over $3 million in prize winnings thanks to his skills in the solo middle position.
Such is SumaiL’s gaming ability that he became the youngest-ever player to win the International aged just 16 years and 176 days. But when SumaiL decided to leave Evil Geniuses to join Quincy Crew, many gamers were looking forward to seeing how the 20-year old star would fit in at his new team.
Things initially looked promising and many esports betting fans were backing Quincy Crew to breeze through the first qualifiers of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit Season. But when the Dota 2 team stumbled in the Major qualifiers, it signalled that something wasn’t right at Quincy Crew.
The esports team managed to eventually qualify for the Summit 11 Minor, but Quincy Crew’s manager announced on Twitter that SumaiL would be leaving. Jack ‘KBBQ’ Chen said that they had ‘tried to resolve our fit issues,’ but went onto say that SumaiL ‘will be leaving the roster while we search for an offlaner.’
THE REASONS BEHIND THE SPLIT
Quincy Crew’s manager was keen to state that while ‘there are always complicated team issues and circumstances,’ SumaiL himself wasn’t ‘the problem’. The 20-year gamer hasn’t made any comment on his exit, and his Twitter page’s last post was his announcement of leaving Evil Geniuses on 16 September.
The internet has already been awash with rumours about the real reason behind the split. Dot Esports have speculated that there might have been an issues with the roles that the gamers were playing in the Quincy Crew team. The Dota 2 team have been together for a long period of time, and SumaiL’s preference for playing mid might have upset the side’s overall balance.
QC update: we tried to resolve our fit issues, but ultimately weren't able to do so to the point where everyone felt most comfortable and empowered to keep moving forward. @SumaaaaiL will be leaving the roster while we search for an offlaner
— Jack Chen (@KBBQDotA) October 11, 2019
Quincy Crew’s surprise defeats against EG and J.Storm in the recent Chengdu Major qualifier playoffs will have caused some tensions. But whether it was SumaiL’s decision or that of the Dota 2 team remains to be seen.
It’s a sad end for the current phase of SumaiL’s Dota 2 career. He is now without a team and it’s going to be interesting to see where he heads next. There is no denying SumaiL’s Dota 2 skills, so it’s highly likely that he could be snapped up by a team worthy of his talent.