Time.com nominates SumaiL among the 30 most influential teens of 2016

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

At 17 years old, the Evil Geniuses prodigy SumaiL makes it into the mainstream media as one of the most influential teens of 2016, next to the United States President, Barack Obama's two daughters Sasha and Molia Obama.

Along with the eSports wonder kid, Syed Sumail 'SumaiL' Hassan, there are couple of other truly inspirational stories listed in the Time.com article. From the 14 years old Gaten Matarazzo, Stranger Things tv series star, to the four times gold medalist at the recent Rio Olympics, Simone Bails and world records breaking swimmer Katie Ledecky.

Called by Time.com as “a Michael Jordan-like figure in terms of skill”, SumaiL is mentioned by the same publication as “the youngest person ever to earn $1 million playing competitive video games”. At 16 years old SumaiL, in 2015, became the youngest player ever to win Valve’s annual The International and the fourth highest earning eSports player of all time. 

source time.com, esportsearnings.com


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  • John "Ilive4HipHop" Black ,
    I dont know avout this, what kids can learn from Sumail, to drop out for school în favour of gamming?
    • Randy "Kg.Kiawayan" Davin ,
      trust me, esports is a legit career in a few years.. just like football.
      • John "Ilive4HipHop" Black ,
        Yeah its legit untill You brake a foot or something and You are fucked, no school, no career.
        • João "J0t4" Raimundo ,
          That is the argument for all kind of professional carriers, you have all the type of possible situations that can screw up the possibility of keep on doing your profession. Not only as a kid but also as an adult. About what kids can learn from Sumail or any kid on that list, depends on what you wish to focus on and on how are they prepared if something goes wrong with the professional choice. In the Sumail case you can check what Time wrote about him: "Hassan recently used some of his prize money—now at $2.3 million and counting—to buy a house for his parents and five siblings, with whom he moved to the U.S. in 2014."
    • Ste "holypepsi" A ,
      if you are that good. He dropped out high school after winning TI5.
    • Andrew "Mac_" O ,
      I think the message you should take away from his story is not how he dropped out of school, but rather how he pursued his goals to be the best at a particular activity, achieved the highest recognition and award in said activity, and through it all stayed humble and family oriented. To better illustrate, nobody thinks Bill Gates is a bad example for students because he dropped out of college.
      • John "Ilive4HipHop" Black ,
        I feel You bro, but Tell me, how many of them kids are Smart enough, or mature enough to see the things the way you do? Tbh i dont give a rats ass he dropped out of school, he won 1 mil bucks, he is settled for whole his life
    • Alex.Ftw "Alex.Ftw" Alex.Ftw ,
      Shut the fuck up dude !
    • Momo "SamsoN96" Jeremic ,
      its fine until you are in 30's...
  • jati "lucipah" adri ,
    tragicaly this teens turn into justin bieber and one direction of dota :(


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