Syed “SumaiL” Hassan is reportedly taking legal action against his former team, Evil Geniuses, for contract disputes.
Legal filings obtained by Richard Lewis reveal that the Nigma Galaxy player has been in a legal battle with the North American organisation since December 2021.
According to the court documents, attorneys representing the Dota 2 star have made allegations of breach of contract and fraud against his former employer, which Evil Geniuses have denied.
The lawsuit alleges that SumaiL was deceived about the value of his shares and received harsh agreements that prevented him from competing in other competitions except for the Dota Major qualifiers.
SumaiL claims that Evil Geniuses took advantage of his young and vulnerable status to force him into forfeiting his entire stock in the organization.
Evil Geniuses has denied all allegations in its response, and the case is scheduled to proceed to a jury trial on June 26th, 2023.
SumaiL’s career in EG is legendary in the world of Dota 2. He first joined the organization in 2015 as a teenager and quickly established himself as one of the best carries in the game.
SumaiL’s aggressive playstyle and incredible mechanical skill helped EG win The International 2015, which was the biggest prize pool in esports history at the time. SumaiL continued to be a vital player for EG over the years, earning numerous tournament wins and accolades up until he left in 2020.