TIME magazine has published its annual list of most influential teens in the world and this year, along with Malala, Pakistani born Sumail Hassan has made the list.
Sumail Hassan, known by his in-game name Suma1L, is a Pakistani-born American professional Dota 2 player for Evil Geniuses. He has managed to win millions of dollars at a very young age. Sumail started playing Dota 2 as a 7-year-old and now, “while some players are all strategy, analyzing the strengths of different characters and hanging back for the right time to strike, Sumail is pure reflex and aggression—the Dota 2 equivalent of a power forward” (www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-pakistani-teens-esport-dream/). He is the youngest player ever to surpass $1 million in eSports winnings. Sumail’s family moved from Karachi to Rosemont, Illinois in 2012. Now at age 17, with an accumulated prize money of $2.3 million, something tells us this prodigy is just getting started!