SumaiL with OG at TI10

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SumaiL May Return as a Mid Laner

Vignesh Raghuram
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Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan says that he is leaning towards becoming a midlaner again in a recent stream with Gorp.
Reports have emerged stating that the player may not be a part of Team Secret in Tour 3 of the DPC 2021/22.

Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan has always been known as one of the world’s premier mid laners. Despite his recent stint on OG and his current stint in Team Secret in the carry role, the player’s biggest successes have come in as a mid lane player. He became the youngest player to win The International (TIs) in 2015 as a midlaner, and followed it up with multiple Top 3 finishes in subsequent TIs in the same role. Suffice to say, he hasn't had the same success in other roles.

So it wasn’t really surprising to hear SumaiL say that he was leaning towards becoming a midlaner again.

SumaiL says he is leaning towards playing in the mid lane again

In a recent stream on Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski’s Twitch channel, the Team Bald Reborn carry asked SumaiL about which role he was “playing now” or which one he was “leaning towards the most” since he had switched between carry and mid recently.

SumaiL simply responded by simply stating “Mid” but did not elaborate further

Recently, Eastern European media portal cyber.sports.ru reported that Remco "Crystallis" Arets will be joining Team Secret and would replace SumaiL in the carry role. This opens up the possibility of SumaiL leaving the European team, and continue to play in the mid lane in a different team.

Following this, Escorenews reported that Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko (who was recently fired from Virtus.Pro for drawing a pro-war symbol in an official DPC game) could be signed by Entity Gaming who are looking to replace the departing Crystallis, adding further credence to the previous report.

In any case, SumaiL’s return to the mid lane is certainly exciting for the players’ fans. The player enjoyed a 50.00% win rate as Team Secret’s mid laner, while as a carry he only managed a 44.44% win rate, according to DatDota. So a role and a team switch now could see the player return to his best form.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.