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The King will be looking to find a new home. Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan is teamless after the first qualifiers for the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit Season.
Jack “KBBQ” Chen, manager of Quincy Crew, confirmed that SumaiL will be leaving the North American stack earlier today.
Quincy Crew represented SumaiL’s first team outside of Evil Geniuses. Less than two weeks after the official roster announcement, Quincy Crew fell in the Major qualifiers, despite North America having three slots for the MDL Chengdu Major. While they performed well in the Minor qualifiers and managed to qualify for the Summit 11 Minor, the Quincy Crew believed that the King was unnecessary.
The biggest issue with the stack might not have been the roles they occupy. To play with his brother, Yawar “YawaR” Hassan decided to switch to the offlane role, despite playing carry and mid his whole career. With SumaiL’s departure, KBBQ has confirmed that the team will be looking for an offlaner, signifying YawaR’s return to the carry role and possibly that SumaiL insisted on playing position one.
As one of the most accomplished players on the team, it might be surprising for SumaiL to be the one to get the boot. But the rest of the Quincy Crew has played together for a much longer period of time. Three of the players were together on the now-defunct VGJ.Storm that achieved a top-eight finish at The International 2018, while Quinn “CCnC” Callahan played with them on Newbee at The International 2019.
Regardless, it seems unlikely that one of Dota 2‘s brightest stars will remain teamless for long. All that remains to be seen is where SumaiL will plant his flag next.