Pakistani prodigy Sumail Hassan has become the third highest earning gamer in the world. The Dota2 champion from Karachi amassed $2,401,560 in a recent tournament becoming one of the highest earning gamers in the rapidly growing world of e-Sports.
Sumail started playing Dota 2 when he was only seven years old. The child prodigy moved to United States in 2014 to pursue his passion of becoming a professional e-Sport player. He went on to make history a year later by becoming the youngest gamer to surpass the $1 million mark in tournament winnings after helping his team, ‘Evil Geniuses’, win the 2015 Dota 2 Asian championship.
Known as ‘Suma1L’ in the gaming world, the 17-year-old also made it to Time magazine’s most influential teenagers in 2016 along with Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai
Sumail is also considered by some to be the best solo player in the Dota 2 gaming realm. Sumail’s popularity has grown over the years and he now has a fan following of 30,000 on Twitter and also hosts his own live-streamed games.
But despite his rising profile, the child prodigy still puts family first. He recently used some of his prize money to buy a house for his parents and five siblings in the US.