SumaiL's Triumph in China DPC: Sleep Cycles, Showdowns, and Linguistic Mishaps

Dhruv Saikia
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The dominant midlaner secured a convincing 2-0 win against Azure Ray, featuring the highly anticipated showdown against Somnus.
Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan also discussed adapting to a changing sleep cycle in China and shared his enjoyment of the showdown against Lu "Somnus" Yao, recognizing his opponent's strength.
He also revealed his attempts to learn Chinese and communicated a mischievous side through a humorous slip of the tongue, delighting the crowd with his unexpected response.

Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan’s dominance in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) China 2023 Tour 3: Division I continues as he secures a resounding 2-0 victory against Azure Ray, a formidable team comprising renowned players such as Lu "Somnus" Yao, Yang "Chalice" Shenyi, and Xu "fy" Linsen. SumaiL had previously expressed his admiration for the skill and mechanics possessed by his opponent, Somnus, and had his eyes set on the showdown against him. The highlight of the series came in Game 2, where SumaiL's Storm Spirit delivered an amazing 4-man Electric Vortex, leading Team Aster to a triumphant team wipe and securing the win. Following the match, SumaiL's presence in the post-match interview allowed him to share insights about his sleep cycle adjustment after relocating to China, his anticipation for the upcoming rematch against Somnus, and various other topics, providing fans with a glimpse into the mindset of this formidable player.

SumaiL's sleep cycle adjustment and showdown against Somnus

SumaiL opened up about his sleep cycle adaptation and his highly anticipated match against Somnus, shedding light on his experiences since joining Team Aster in the China DPC. The midlaner revealed that his sleep schedule has undergone changes, acknowledging that it varies slightly from day to day, suggesting ongoing adjustments as he adapts to his new environment. Additionally, SumaiL expressed his enjoyment of the showdown against Somnus, acknowledging his opponent's strength and skill displayed during their match.

“Sleep timing is a bit different. Every day is a bit different, and Somnus, he was strong today, I enjoyed it” he said.

SumaiL’s cheeky reply about Nigma Galaxy

During the post-match interview, when asked about the difference between his current team, Team Aster, and his previous team, Nigma Galaxy, SumaiL gave a cheeky reply with a mischievous smile, simply stating, "No comment," The lighthearted response left the audience amused, hinting at some unspoken differences or inside jokes between the two teams.

SumaiL's language endeavors: learning Chinese and a new word

In another interesting segment of the post-match interview, SumaiL discussed his efforts to learn Chinese and improve communication with his teammates. The midlaner shared that he has been actively trying to learn the language, seeking guidance from Team Aster's coach, Mad. While acknowledging the challenges of learning Chinese, SumaiL expressed his determination to overcome the language barrier and enhance his interactions within the team.

“I mean I’ve been trying to ask Mad (Team Aster’s coach) to teach me some Chinese, but its really hard,” he said.

SumaiL was playfully quizzed about his progress in learning Chinese and whether he had picked up any new words since his impressive performance in the Berlin Major 2023. In a lighthearted moment that drew laughter from the crowd, SumaiL responded with a word that caught everyone off guard: "Shabi." This word is apparently a curse word which is roughly equivalent to the English term "idiot." The unexpected slip of the tongue added an amusing twist to the interview and showcased SumaiL's mischievous side, further endearing him to the fans.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.

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