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Arteezy
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Background Information
Name:Artour Babaev
Birthdate:1996-07-01 (age 25)
Country:Canada Canada
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
Team:Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Role:Carry, Midlaner
Alternate IDs:RTZ, rts, A-God, Allison, Pablo, RTZ YB, JUST RTZ, 天鸽
Signature heroes:Drow Ranger icon.png Lycan icon.png Naga Siren icon.png
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History
2013-04-29 — 2013-08-15
2013-09-29 — 2013-10-08
Take Five
2014-01-31 — 2014-02-21
2014-02-21 — 2015-01-06
2015-01-06 — 2015-08-14
2015-08-14 — 2016-03-22
2016-03-22 — 2016-08-27
2016-09-15 — Present

Artour "Arteezy" Babaev is a professional Dota 2 player from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is currently playing for Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses. Arteezy has a very popular live stream which showcases his outgoing personality, eccentric taste in music, as well as his exceptional skill. Before playing Dota 2 professionally he played the original DotA as well as Starcraft II.

Biography[]

Artour was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 1st, 1996.[1] Before playing Dota 2 professionally he played the original DotA as well as Starcraft II. Arteezy played Protoss, and reached Masters before he started playing Dota 2.[2]

Dota 2[]

Due to his young age and commitment to his studies, Arteezy had postponed any plans to play Dota 2 professionally. In April 2013, Arteezy finally committed to a team and joined Kaipi for the summer, along with ComeWithMe.[3] However, after just four months Arteezy left the team and went inactive in order to once again focus on his studies.[4] In September 2013, Artour joined Take Five, a casual team of ringers, in order to participate in RaidCall EMS ONE Fall Americas, which the team would go on to win. Shortly after, Take Five disbanded and Arteezy would again be inactive. On November 22, 2013 Arteezy had the opportunity to stand in for bOne7 and play for his previous team Speed Gaming (formerly Kaipi) at MLG Columbus. Arteezy handily defeated several elite mid-laners, including Mushi and Dendi, en route to an underdog victory for Speed Gaming over Team DK in the finals. This victory at the first LAN event Artour ever attended garnered a great deal of attention, including 7ckngMad's infamous comments on Artour's skill.[5]

On January 31st, 2014, Arteezy, along with legendary North American Dota players UNiVeRsE and Fear, as well as former HoN players ppd and zai created S A D B O Y S, which had immediate success. The team won sixteen out of their first eighteen matches, including winning the Electronic Sports Prime/Shock Therapy Cup while going undefeated. On February 21st, 2014, Arteezy and company were announced to be the new Evil Geniuses Dota 2 squad.[6] This would mark the first time that Arteezy would fully commit to a team for the long term. On March 7th 2014 the new EG made their LAN debut at the Monster Energy Invitational, where they won 3-2 against Cloud9 in the finals. With this victory the team quickly began to establish their reputation as one of the best teams in the world, due in no small part to Artour's dominant play in the middle lane on heroes such as Dragon Knight, Naga Siren, and Razor. On April 29th Arteezy and his EG teammates were directly invited to compete in The International 2014. With top 3 finishes at three of the four major LANs prior to TI4, including a first place finish at The Summit 1 over team DK, EG was one of the favorites to win the biggest tournament of the year. At TI4 Evil Geniuses had a strong performance in the group stage placing second with an 11-4 record. In the main event EG would beat Team DK but fall to Newbee in the upper bracket. In the lower bracket finals EG would face off against Vici Gaming. The final game of the series was a decisive loss for EG, causing many people to question Arteezy's decision to pick up a late Hand of Midas.[7] Artour and EG ended up going home with a 3rd place finish and $1,038,416 USD.

On January 6th, 2015, it was announced that Arteezy had joined Team Secret and he would now be playing the hard carry role.[8][9] With the addition of Artour, as well as zai, Team Secret was now seen as an all-star caliber team and was lauded as the best team in the world. The Dota 2 Asia Championships was Team Secret's tournament debut, and they quickly stormed through the group stage finishing with a 15-0 record behind solid play from Artour on his signature heroes Shadow Fiend and Lycan. Secret could not ride this momentum through the upper bracket though, as they were defeated 2-1 by Vici Gaming in the upper bracket semi-finals. Secret would then face Big God in the lower bracket semi-finals and prevail with a score of 2-1. In the lower bracket finals Artour would be defeated by his former team Evil Geniuses by a score of 2-0. Team Secret would rebound from their 3rd place finish at DAC by winning four straight tournaments: 2015 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2, The Summit 3, MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring, and ESL One Frankfurt 2015. Artour would get his revenge over EG as Team Secret defeated them 3-1 in the finals of both The Summit 3 and ESL One Frankfurt 2015. With these remarkable results Team Secret was considered the best team heading into The International 2015. Following a disappointing performance at The International 2015, Arteezy left Team Secret to rejoin Evil Geniuses as the hard carry player.[10] Arteezy's second spell on Evil Geniuses was marked by consistent results with EG finishing in the top 3 of 5 consecutive LAN events. Despite this consistency they were unable to achieve many tournament wins with their only success coming at The Summit 4. This win also meant that Arteezy became the first 3 time Summit champion as he had won the first and third iterations of the tournament with EG and Team Secret respectively. Following the Dotapit Season 4 event, where EG lost 3-0 in the grand finals, it was announced that Arteezy had once again left EG to join Team Secret bringing UNiVeRsE with him. Arteezy returned to playing the mid role for Secret which he had not played regularly since his first stint in EG.

After poor results in The International 2016, he later departed Team Secret. On September 15th, 2016, Arteezy returned to Evil Geniuses as the carry role, he was once positioned.[11]

Trivia[]

  • On June 28th, 2016, Arteezy became the second player in Dota 2 history to achieve a matchmaking rating of over 9000.
  • On August 6th, 2017, Arteezy became the third player in Dota 2 history to achieve a matchmaking rating of over 10000.
  • Arteezy's career high for kills in a single game is 29. He achieved this feat while playing for Evil Geniuses as Tiny in a group stage match against Team Liquid at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore.
  • Reached 11,000 MMR on October 18th, 2020.[12]

Achievements[]

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With Evil Geniuses

2018
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2018-01-19 A33rd ESL One Genting 2018 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $40,000
2018-01-19 A22nd Galaxy Battles II 0 : 3  VGJ.Thunder VGJ.Thunder $85,000
2018-01-05 A55th - 8th Captains Draft 4.0 1 : 2  Team Secret Team Secret $12,000
2017
2017-12-16 A66th - 7th Dota Summit 8 0 : 2  OG OG $9,000
2017-12-03 A33rd DreamLeague Season 8 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $100,000
2017-11-24 A33rd Midas Mode 0 : 2  VGJ.Storm VGJ.Storm $4,500
2017-10-28 A55th - 6th ESL One Hamburg 2017 1 : 2  Newbee Newbee $40,000
2017-10-22 A33rd - 4th PGL Open Bucharest 0 : 2  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $30,000
2017-08-08 A99th - 12th The International 2017 0 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $359,911
2017-07-08 A55th - 6th Mars Dota 2 League 2017 1 : 2  OG OG $12,500
2017-06-11 A22nd EPICENTER 2017 1 : 3  Team Liquid Team Liquid $100,000
2017-05-28 A11st The Manila Masters 3 : 1  Newbee Newbee $125,000
2017-04-30 A33rd - 4th Kiev Major 2017 0 : 2  OG OG $250,000
2017-04-03 A55th - 6th DAC 2017 1 : 2  Newbee Newbee $36,719
2017-01-22 A11st Dota Pit League Season 5 3 : 2  OG OG $62,937
2016
2016-12-18 A11st China Top 2016 2 : 0  Newbee Newbee $114,952
2016-12-10 A33rd - 4th Boston Major 2016 0 : 2  OG OG $250,000
2016-11-20 A33rd The Summit 6 1 : 2  OG OG $13,000
2016-11-12 A44th Northern Arena BEAT Invitational 0 : 1  Team NP Team NP $8,000
2016-10-02 A11st MarsTV Dota 2 League Autumn 2016 3 : 1  Newbee Newbee $112,500
2016-07-23 A55th - 6th StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 1 : 2  F.R.I.E.N.D.S. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. $15,000
2016-06-08 B313th - 16th Manila Major 2016 0 : 1  Vici Gaming Reborn Vici Gaming Reborn $30,000
2016-05-14 A55th - 6th EPICENTER 2016 0 : 2  compLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming $20,000
2016-05-01 A33rd WePlay League Season 3 1 : 2  Vega Squadron Vega Squadron $22,906

With Team Secret

2016
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2016-08-13 B313th - 16th The International 2016 0 : 1  PSG.LGD PSG.LGD $103,852
2016-07-24 A22nd StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 2 1 : 3  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $60,000
2016-06-08 B313th - 16th Manila Major 2016 0 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire $30,000
2016-05-13 A77th - 8th EPICENTER 2016 1 : 2  Alliance Alliance $10,000
2016-04-23 A55th - 6th ESL One Manila 2016 1 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $12,500

With Evil Geniuses

2016
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2016-03-20 A22nd Dota Pit League Season 4 0 : 3  MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix $46,732
2016-03-06 A33rd Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 2  Team Liquid Team Liquid $315,000
2016-01-17 A22nd SLTV Star Series Season 13 & i-League 0 : 2  Alliance Alliance $60,000
2015
2015-12-13 A11st The Summit 4 3 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $48,079
2015-11-21 A33rd Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 2  OG OG $315,000
2015-10-18 A22nd MLG World Finals 2015 1 : 3  Team Secret Team Secret $68,389
2015-10-03 A55th - 8th ESL One New York 2015 0 : 2  Vega Squadron Vega Squadron $14,260

With Team Secret

2015
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2015-08-06 A77th - 8th The International 2015 1 : 2  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $829,332
2015-06-21 A11st ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st MarsTV Dota 2 League 3 : 1  Team Empire Team Empire ¥675,000
2015-05-17 A11st The Summit 3 3 : 1  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $115,466
2015-05-10 A11st Red Bull Battle Grounds 3 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $38,556
2015-04-25 A77th - 8th SLTV Star Series Season 12 0 : 2  Alliance Alliance $3,750
2015-02-08 A33rd Dota 2 Asia Championship 2015 0 : 2  Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $272,192

With Evil Geniuses

2014
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2014-12-18 A33rd - 4th Dota Pit League Season 2 2 : 3  Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $8,866
2014-12-07 A44th The Summit 2 0 : 3  Team Secret Team Secret $26,712
2014-11-29 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 2 3 : 1  Cloud9 Cloud9 $40,000
2014-10-26 A11st SLTV Star Series Season 10 3 : 2  Team Secret Team Secret $105,291
2014-10-10 A22nd ESL One New York 2014 1 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $26,000
2014-09-19 A33rd - 4th Nvidia Game24 Invitational 1 : 3  Cloud9 Cloud9 $2,000
2014-09-07 A11st World Esports Championship 4 : 1  Cloud9 Cloud9 ¥600,000
2014-07-20 A33rd The International 2014 1 : 2  Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $1,038,416
2014-06-29 A22nd ESL One Frankfurt 2014 1 : 2  Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $40,449
2014-06-24 A11st D2L Western Challenge 3 : 0  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $28,666
2014-06-14 A66th ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 1 0 : 2  mousesports mousesports $19,500
2014-06-08 A11st The Summit 3 : 2  Team DK Team DK $45,257
2014-04-20 A33rd SLTV Star Series Season 9 1 : 2  Team Empire Team Empire $26,062
2014-04-05 A11st MLG T.K.O. America 3 : 1  Team Liquid Team Liquid $14,000
2014-03-09 A11st Monster Energy Invitational 3 : 2  Cloud9 Cloud9 $10,000

With S A D B O Y S

2014
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2014-02-08 A11st ESP Shock Therapy Cup 3 : 0  Team Empire Team Empire $7,000

With Speed Gaming.int (Stand-in)

2013
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2013-11-24 A11st MLG Columbus 2013 2 : 1  Team DK Team DK $68,445

With Kaipi

2013
Date Place Event Opponent Winnings
2013-07-28 A11st Eizo Cup 6 2 : 1  International Cyber Cup International Cyber Cup €1,250
2013-07-24 A22nd The Defense 4 1 : 3  Natus Vincere Natus Vincere $7,000
2013-07-21 A11st Bigpoint Battle 6 2 : 1  Fnatic Fnatic €1,500
2013-06-28 A22nd Eizo Cup 5 0 : 2  Fnatic Fnatic €500
2013-05-12 A22nd Bigpoint Battle 4 1 : 2  mousesports mousesports €500
2013-05-05 A11st Eizo Cup 3 2 : 0  Absolute Legends Absolute Legends €1,250
2013-04-18 A11st JoinDOTA OPEN VI 2 : 0  4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee $1,000

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