Team Liquid has bagged another win in the EU 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division taking their total tally to three victories in four series. On May 2, 2021, Team Liquid took down Hellbear Smashers 2-0 in a very one-sided contest as the former outmatched their opponents in every aspect of the game. While initially, there were doubts if SumaiL would be pertinent to Team Liquid’s roster, the 22-year-old midlaner has delivered a splendid performance to lead the team to two comfortable victories. As for Hellbear Smashers, they are on quite a losing streak in the tournament. So far, the EU underdogs have lost all the four series that they have played in the 2021 EU DPC Season 2.
Team Liquid crush Hellbear Smashers to secure an easy 2-0 victory
Team Liquid vs Hellbear Smashers marked the second series where SumaiL played as a stand-in for Liquid. While he had looked settled and composed in the first series against Brame, SumaiL played like a beast against Hellbear Smashers.
Game 1 saw Liquid playing clean and fast. After getting ahead in the laning phase, SumaiL and the supports, joined by qojqva’s offlane Slardar hunted enemy heroes all over the map, providing them with no breathing room. Liquid secured an easy victory in just 23 minutes.
Game 2 witnessed another stellar performance by SumaiL, this time on the mid Windranger. While Hellbear Smashers did enough to stall the game for Ace’s Medusa, Liquid outplayed them in every teamfight to win in 35 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series.
Where Hellbear Smashers plays Team Nigma on May 6, 2021, iNSaNiA and his teammates will be seen in action on May 9 against Tundra Esports.
Interview: SumaiL talks about his return to competitive Dota 2
Team Liquid’s stand-in, Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan, appeared in the post-match winners’ interview, which intrigued many of his fans. The midlaner talked about his feelings regarding his return to the competitive scene.
“Ah man, when I was sitting at home, it was too much, and I wanted something to happen. Luckily, I got the chance. Pretty happy to be back.”
SumaiL also joked with analyst, Kyle “Kyle” Freedman, about his time at Evil Geniuses as an offlaner and about EU pubs.