SumaiL is returning to the Dota Pro Circuit. The TI champion player will play for Team Liquid even as Boxi takes a break from the game.
Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan is making his return to competitive Dota 2, albeit as a stand-in. The former Evil Geniuses player will play for Team Liquid in the Dota Pro Circuit Season 2, the organization announced today.
Boxi takes a break from Dota 2; an opportunity for SumaiL
Team Liquid’s Samuel “Boxi” Svahn is taking time off from Dota 2 for personal reasons. SumaiL will take his place on the team for now. The former TI winner has been without a roster since his stint on Just Error.
As one of the biggest Dota 2 stars without an active roster, SumaiL’s next move was always a matter of interest. The 22-year-old player will now help Team Liquid for the foreseeable future.
Team Liquid is playing in the Dota Pro Circuit Season 2: Europe. The DreamLeague Season 15 has eight teams competing in a round-robin format. They are playing for a $205,000 prize pool as well as DPC points and a chance to qualify for the Major.
So far, Team Liquid has won one game (against Nigma) and lost one (against Alliance). The top team from the region earns its spot in the Dota 2 Major playoffs. A second-place finish will reward the team with a group stage slot. Europe also has two wild-card slots that guarantee participation in the upcoming Dota 2 Major.
What will SumaiL play?
Boxi was the offlane player for Team Liquid. Despite being one of the best off-laners with great synergy with the rest of the squad, the player has taken some time off for personal reasons. SumaiL is a very versatile player and has shown his ability to work well with different members. But the player has struggled to find a permanent home. With Team Liquid, SumaiL has an opportunity to find his path to glory once again.
SumaiL has played the offlane role before on Quincy Crew. He is no stranger to the offlane role, but finding synergy with new players is always a tough task. Team Liquid has not announced any deadline for Boxi’s return and if things go well, this change could result in something more concrete.
Team Liquid will play Brame in its next DPC Season 2 match.