SEATTLE (Web Desk) – Sumail Hassan, from Karachi, has once again made history by helping his team Evil Geniuses win the Dota 2 International 2015 tournament in United States.
Sumail, 16, who moved from Pakistan to Chicago chasing his dreams of being a professional gamer, is known for playing a powerful electricity-based champion for the team. After winning the tournament, he said: “It just meant everything to me.”
By the end of Saturday’s finals in Seattle, five players, including the 16-year-old, became more than a million dollars richer, Geek Snack reported.
On Saturday, fans, handfuls of whom roamed the arena dressed as their favourite in-game heroes, roared as the team “Evil Geniuses” secured the championship, wiping out their enemies with an earth-shaking smash and a devastating blast of frost.
Teams of video gamers playing characters ranging from wizards to monsters exchanged virtual punches, fireballs and lightning strikes over the past six days, battling at the main event of the Dota 2 International 2015 tournament in Seattle, sources further added.
Sumail Hassan recently earned himself $200,000 after a month as a professional Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) player in the US.
He shot to fame by doing exceptionally well in the North American in-house gaming league. It was at this point that he caught the attention of one of the biggest e-sports teams, Evil Geniuses. He was recruited by the team’s manager, Charlie Yang, who himself had been a Dota 2 player in the past. Sumail went on to help his team win the Dota 2 Asian championship in China earlier this year in February.
In Dota 2, two teams of five ‘Heroes’ challenge each other in a battle to take over the other team’s base.
The ultimate goal is to acquire the opposing team’s Ancient while preventing it from getting yours. While its goal may be simple, the game’s complexity comes from its range of unique characters, weapons, and spells.
As an e-sport, Dota 2 offers the opportunity to earn more real-world money than any other game of its kind. Top performers are given the chance to take part in professional tournaments, where teams battle it out for millions of dollars in prize money.