Artour Babaev 
Evil Geniuses
Poor Tiny pick ruins good form
July 25, 2018
Arteezy's balanced series was only enough for a draw against Let's Do It at The Summit 9. The popular player finished with a KDA of 27/9/16.
Arteezy kicked off the series with Weaver in the safe lane. He ended up more profitable in the laning stage thanks to LDI's uncontrolled aggression. He got a free lane early on and destroyed a tower early to give his team a quick economic advantage. With a Mjolnir, Heart, Black King bar, and Daedalus, his itemization and farm prowess was perfect in that game. Arteezy rightfully ended the game with a godlike streak. Arteezy's Tiny in Game 2 was partnered up with Cr1t's Io. Despite his early sustain help, he struggled in the laning stage against Patos's Pugna. He got Shadow Blade and Daedalus at decent timings and it allowed him to kill off a member of LDI if he got the jump on them. But with LDI playing around his pick-off potential, Arteezy's usefulness waned.
Comes through in the end
June 24, 2018
Arteezy finished with a 7/4/14 KDA on Phantom Lancer in a win over Immortals in The International 8 North American qualifiers.
Apart from a few careless deaths in the early stages of the game, Arteezy played about as well as should be expected against an opponent like Immortals. His positioning in fights was good, letting him overwhelm the enemy with illusions as the game went later.
Hard series for the Evil Geniuses carry
June 6, 2018
Arteezy had a rough time in a 0-2 loss to Optic Gaming at the China Supermajor. He finished with an overall KDA of 14/14/16.
Arteezy started the series off with a decent Chaos Knight game, but he struggled to finish off kills in the critical later stages of the game. He could only get off attacks when his Reality Rift was available, otherwise he was kited too much to be effective. He finished with an 11/8/8 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy struggled on Gyrocopter. He was quickly focused down in fights and had a rough time keeping up in farm, even with his team stacking neutral creeps for him to farm. He finished with a 3/6/8 KDA.
Demoralizing loss for Evil Geniuses' carry
June 2, 2018
Arteezy finished a disheartening 0-2 loss to TNC at the China Supermajor with an overall KDA of 19/20/29.
In Game 1 Arteezy had a tough time on Troll Warlord. He farmed up very quickly with his Battle Fury build, but Arteezy struggled immensely in fights to actually connect with targets. He was kited around mercilessly by TNC in the later stages of the game, effectively nullifying his 26,000 gold of net worth. He finished with a 7/11/14 KDA. Arteezy had a bit more success in Game 2, on Slark this time, but he still couldn't pull out a win. He had a nice start and was able to feed on the TNC supports, but had trouble actually putting this lead to work in fights. Despite all his mobility, TNC were able to handle Arteezy in the late-game. He finished with a 12/9/15 KDA.
Not his dominant self
May 23, 2018
Arteezy was not at his best as Evil Geniuses lost to Fnatic 1-0 in the group stage of ESL One Birmingham. Arteezy finished with a 6/5/7 KDA.
Normally dishing out the punishment, Arteezy was evenly matched in this game. On Gyrocopter, Arteezy was still able to lead his team in kills with six, but not in an overpowering fashion like we are used to. This match ended up being less about fighting, and Fnatic was able to do everything else better than EG.
Caves under pressure
May 10, 2018
Arteezy had a painful time in a loss to Team Secret at GESC Thailand. He finished with a 10/9/10 KDA on Slark.
Arteezy found a lot of nice kill throughout the early and mid game with his Shadow Blade, but things broke down for Arteezy in a lot of fights. He was very slippery, but when Secret had a followup disable for his Dark Pact, Arteezy absolutely melted to the damage from Chaos Knight and Monkey King. This exact scenario led to a death, buyback, and death that gave Secret the window to end the game.
Dominant hero, but no dominant performance
May 10, 2018
Arteezy's good early game didn't translate to much for Evil Geniuses at GESC Thailand. The popular carry finished with a KDA of 5/4/4.
Arteezy's Slark got a lot of help from Misery's Chen in the laning stage of the game. By the 11-minute mark, he had Power Treads, Ring of Aquila, and Shadow Blade. Unfortunately, good positioning for Fnatic prevented him from picking up more than five kills. He had a good pick off against Storm Spirit, but apart from that Arteezy had a pretty forgettable performance, especially after Abed's mid-game Scythe of Vyse rendered him useless.
Shut down completely by
April 5, 2018
Arteezy got eliminated from DAC 2018 in a rough loss to He finished with a 0/5/6 KDA on Troll Warlord.
Arteezy quite simply never managed to get any momentum or good item timings. He was crushed in lane and tried to come back with a Battle Fury at 18 minutes, but by this point the Virtus plow was in full effect. He couldn't fight, and he couldn't generate enough split-pushing pressure to deter VP, leading to a convincing defeat.
Sorely lacked the help from his other core teammates
April 3, 2018
Arteezy was the only real core for Evil Geniuses in their defeat against LGD at the Dota Asia Championships 2018. The Canadian-Uzbek carry finished with a KDA of 22/8/19.
Arteezy started the series with Troll Warlord in the safelane. Thanks to his supports he was easily able to get very good farm in the laning stage. He then went for a Battle Fury which he used to speed up his farm. The item decision generally worked out for him as he got the game-high 11 kills but they Evil Geniuses still couldn't get the win. In Game 2, it was a similar story for Arteezy as he was the only one who really got the farm on his team. He rushed a Black King Bar at the 20 minute mark after a quick Mask of Madness and Dragon Lance. It was still a struggle for Arteezy however as Fy's Shadow Shaman always had him under perfect lockdown.
Solid showing from EG carry
April 2, 2018
Arteezy was another solid force for Evil Geniuses in their sweep of Newbee at the Dota Asia Championships 2018. The popular carry finished with a KDA of 9/4/21.
Arteezy kicked off the series with his Luna in the top lane. With the help of his supports, he was able to prevent Moogy's Gyrocopter from finding the early game that he wanted. Arteezy had a Mask of Madness, Dragon Lance, and Black King Bar by the 20-minute mark and Newbee were powerless to stop him. In Game 2, Arteezy switched over to the Troll Warlord. He actually decided to get a Battle Fury at the 14-minute mark. But he wouldn't get to capitalize on it much because Newbee simply could not keep up as the game ended 10 minutes later.
A game of highs and lows for the Evil Geniuses carry
April 1, 2018
Arteezy played Morphling in a loss to Mineski at DAC 2018. He finished with a 4/7/3 KDA.
There were a few points during this game where it looked like Arteezy might just be able to run away with it and carry by his own like Morphling can, but Mineski were prepared to shut him down before he could really get rolling. Without a huge lead or no disables to worry about, Morphling is a very killable hero, and Mineski were able to exploit that in this game.
Finishes just outside the DPC Point placement at PGL Bucharest
March 9, 2018
Arteezy finished with an overall KDA of 7/9/11 in a 1-2 loss to Liquid.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Juggernaut. He started out strong in the lane phase, but things quickly started to fall apart as the game went later. Although he was able to keep up in farm, Arteezy struggled to contribute to fights. He kept getting stunned before he could Blade Flurry and either forced out of the fight or just bursted down. He finished with a 1/5/1 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Lifestealer, absolutely dominating Liquid to bring the series to a third game. He played extremely well in lane and kept up the pressure nonstop. Rage made him impossible to bring down while putting out massive amounts of damage. He finished with a 4/0/8 KDA. Arteezy played Razor in Game 3. He looked strong in a couple of fights but was overall pretty ineffective in fights. He was difficult to commit on and bring down but was by no means an impossible kill for Liquid in the later stages of the game. He finished with a 2/4/2 KDA.
Vintage Arteezy
March 8, 2018
Arteezy had a massive game as Evil Geniuses defeated Team Liquid 1-0 in the group stage of The Bucharest Major. Arteezy finished with a 17/8/15 KDA.
In a heated battle of former TI champions, Arteezy was leaned upon heavily by EG as they fought their way to a win. Playing Morphling, Arteezy proved he was up to the task. This match ended up being a bloodbath, one that lasted over an hour as well. Arteezy always seemed to be tussling with some member of Liquid, and most of the time it went his way. He led EG in kills with 17, and most of those came towards the end to help EG make an unreal comeback.
Overwhelmed in a tough matchup
February 24, 2018
Arteezy was not at his best as Evil Geniuses lost to 2-1 in the quarterfinals of ESL One Katowice, finishing with an 8/15/20 KDA.
You can tell the story of this series by looking at the KDA of Arteezy in each game. Games 1 and 3, Arteezy combing for two kills and 11 deaths contrary to Game 2 where Arteezy had his lone favorable KDA. All of EG was outmatched by VP in this series and Arteezy took the brunt of the damage as he is a person who will always believe and play like he is the best player on the map, which is true most of the time. EG is now eliminated from the event but should feel great about making it all the way to the quarterfinals after losing their very first match.
High quality Dota from Evil Geniuses star
February 23, 2018
Arteezy continues to prove his doubters wrong with another scintillating series in ESL One Katowice against Newbee. The polarizing carry finished with a KDA of 16/1/10.
Arteezy was on fire in both games of the series, leading the charge for Evil Geniuses. His only death as the Gyrocopter came after the game was all but won for the American squad. Arteezy then had an insane clutch Sunder in Game 2 that ruined Newbee's gameplan and forced them to surrender shortly afterwards.
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