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SumaiL Has Allegedly Been Gaining Around 80 MMR Per Win, Here's Why

Rakshak Kathuria
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Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan has been winning around 80 MMR per game recently.
This is believed to be due to Valve's "smurf detection system", which supposedly detects players with high win rates and gives them additional MMR for each win.
SumaiL recently joined Nigma Galaxy and his debut with the team will take place in Tour 3 of the DPC 2021-22 which begins in around a week.

Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan has recently focused his attention back on the mid lane after joining Nigma Galaxy ahead of the Western European Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC) 2021/22 Tour 3. He has played 84 Dota 2 ranked games in the last eight days, and has been winning a majority of these games.

Interestingly, SumaiL has allegedly been gaining around 80 MMR from these wins. The MMR increases are believed to be a result of Valve's "smurf detection system" which detects some players with a high win rate and gives them additional MMR for every win. The detection system in question likely includes SumaiL currently.

SumaiL could be rapidly gaining MMR thanks to Valve's algorithm

A few days after SumaiL climbed to rank four on the European MMR leaderboards, much speculation swirled about how this occurred.

According to popular Dota 2 livestreamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski, he spoke with SumaiL about this, who informed him that he had fallen under the smurf detection system. A single game caused an increase of 80 MMR and as a result, SumaiL won 500 MMR within a single day.

According to Gorgc, this system is very hard to fall under since it requires a high win rate of 80-90% in ranked games, and speculation has it that it also requires extremely good performances with an incredibly high GPM. Nevertheless, Valve does not specify these requirements for this system, and it happens at random.

Gorgc stated that this is not an uncommon system among high MMR players, as Remco "Crystallis" Arets and Michael "miCKe" Vu have both gained high MMR for each win in the past.

According to Dota 2 Pro Tracker, SumaiL has played 84 games in the past eight days with a 66.7% win rate. A win rate of 66.7% is considered quite high in the top MMR bracket.

SumaiL seems to be warming up nicely to playing his signature role of a midlane player after playing in the safelane for Team Secret recently. These are positive developments for Nigma Galaxy, who recently signed him and will be hoping he can help the team come out of the sluggish form it has been in these past few months.

The debut of Nigma Galaxy’s adjusted roster, which has five TI champions on board now, will take place during Tour 3 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, which begins in approximately a week. There is no direct qualification route for The International 2022 (TI11) for Nigma and the team will have to win the regional qualifiers or the last-chance qualifiers in order to qualify for the biggest Dota 2 event of the year.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.