Although the squad lost to EG in the Chengdu 2019: North America Qualifier playoffs, they were able to qualify for DOTA Summit 11 in a dominant fashion, thereby keeping their major hopes alive. However, on a personal basis, the collaboration didn't work out as well as this result might suggest. After less than a month, SumaiL leaves the team again.
QC update: we tried to resolve our fit issues, but ultimately weren't able to do so to the point where everyone felt most comfortable and empowered to keep moving forward. @SumaaaaiL will be leaving the roster while we search for an offlaner— Jack Chen (@KBBQDotA) October 11, 2019
According to this tweet, the team and SumaiL decided to end his duties at QC so that each party could move on forward. In a second statement, the teams manager Jack Chen explained further that this wasn't any single person's fault but "complicated team issues and cirumstances." Despite his departure, Chen speaks very highly of the star player and thanks him for his time on QC.
to be clear, no any one person was 'the problem', not sumail or anyone else. there are always complicated team issues and circumstances. we are thankful to @SumaaaaiL for both his contributions and his mentality. he clearly showed us why he's such an accomplished champion— Jack Chen (@KBBQDotA) October 11, 2019
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