Artour Babaev 
Evil Geniuses
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.
Quickly drops to the lower bracket
February 20, 2018
Arteezy finished with a 5/3/4 KDA in a quick loss to LGD at ESL One Katowice.
Arteezy played well on Razor, but couldn't deliver the damage that his team needed by himself. He could stand against the LGD cores on his own, but his team was often quick to fall around him in fights. When he did die, especially in the later stages of the game, it came at great cost to EG.
Harsh loss for EG's star carry
January 27, 2018
Arteezy finished a rough 2-0 loss to Liquid at ESL One Genting with a 6/8/5 overall KDA.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Storm Spirit. He got off to a nice start, but it was unfortunately all for nothing. The rest of EG were absolutely obliterated by Liquid, and as soon as the lanes broke down Arteezy was also on the receiving end of this punishment. His lead was shut down hard and he was given neither the time nor the space to recover. He finished with a 3/3/1 KDA. Arteezy played Terrorblade in Game 2. This was another rough game for Arteezy, who found himself heavily pressured in lane and not given the space to catch up nearly enough. It was impossible for Arteezy to close the gap on Liquid's Sniper in fights, making his damage extremely ineffective. He finished with a 3/5/4 KDA.
Bounces back after mentally taxing Game 1
January 26, 2018
Arteezy played an excellent series in a 2-0 win against at ESL One Genting. He finished with an overall KDA of 13/7/21.
Arteezy played Tinker in Game 1. Despite having a really rough early game, this was a great showcase of Arteezy's mental fortitude. He managed to bounce back in relatively good time, keeping his deaths to a minimum after a hectic lane phase. He finished with a 7/6/14 KDA, but five of these deaths were before 15 minutes. Arteezy played Gyrocopter in Game 2. Apart from a single death in the lane phase, Arteezy played perfectly in this game. His positioning in fights was great, letting him get off all his damage reliably. This was too much for the haggard lineup to deal with, leading to a swift EG win. Arteezy finished with a 6/1/7 KDA.
Impressive Storm Spirit game
January 25, 2018
Arteezy had another solid series for Evil Geniuses at ESL One Genting. The popular carry finished with a KDA of 17/2/22.
Arteezy played Lifestealer in the first game of the series. His game was generally quiet but efficient in the farming department. He didn't really have as super great Infest bomb host in the game, so he decided to just keep farming. His 1/1/11 record wasn't super eye-popping, but he made a lot of smart decisions in the game. In Game 2, Arteezy shone brighter on the Storm Spirit. He was playing very aggressively on the back of his early Bloodstone and Repels from SumaiL. Arteezy often picked off supports and was rarely caught out of position against TNC.
Poor start to ESL One Genting
January 23, 2018
Arteezy finished with a 3/9/2 KDA in a rough loss to Na'Vi at ESL One Genting.
Arteezy played Juggernaut in a one-sided loss to Na'Vi. The game was action-packed from the start, and Arteezy often found himself dying in fights. His magic immunity from Blade Flurry wasn't nearly enough to protect him from the massive amount of teamfight on the Na'Vi side.
Solid individual performance in a losing effort
January 5, 2018
Arteezy played well despite losing out 1-2 in the end to Team Secret at Captain's Draft 4. He finished with an overall KDA of 26/12/24.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Sven, moving back to a more traditional carry after a rough first day. He played very well in this game, giving EG a fighting chance after they fell behind and actually pulling EG into the lead at some points. Unfortunately for EG, Arteezy was about 90 percent of their fighting strength, so when Secret did bring him down it was disastrous. He finished with a 7/5/4 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Juggernaut. He didn't miss a beat from Game 1, continuing to play very well. Fortunately for EG, the rest of the team was on the same page this game. With his teammates also able to fight well, Arteezy totally took over the game. He finished with a 7/1/7 KDA. In Game 3 Arteezy played Shadow Fiend, returning to his pool of traditional middle lane heroes. He started out well, but in the mid game he was constantly dying in fights. EG were getting trades in exchange for him, but these deaths seriously hurt Arteezy's item progression. He simply couldn't stand up to the carries of Secret in the late game. He finished with a 12/6/13 KDA.
Will need to adjust to playing mid
January 4, 2018
Arteezy did not dominate like he usually does as Evil Geniuses lost to CompLexity Gaming in the Group Stages of Captain's Draft 4. Arteezy finished with a 6/5/2 KDA.
Arteezy seems to be able to bring the pain to his opponent wherever he plays. Now in mid, Arteezy has to alter his play a little to help EG out. Playing Shadow Fiend, Arteezy started out well but fell off as EG's lead disappeared. Arteezy will need to rebound quickly.
Looks like he never left the middle lane
January 4, 2018
Arteezy finished with a commanding 12/2/4 KDA against Pain Gaming at Captain's Draft 4.
Arteezy played one of his old signature heroes, Outworld Devourer, in his second professional game since returning to the middle lane. He looked very impressive in this game, completely taking over fights in the mid and later stages of the game.
Another LAN ends in disappointment
December 16, 2017
Arteezy fell flat in Evil Geniuses' 0-2 loss to OG at the Summit 8. He finished with an overall KDA of 5/10/9.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Phantom Lancer but struggled to have the impact he needed to fights against OG. It became too difficult for him to close the gap on Resolut1on's Sniper, and he couldn't man up and fight the OG front line either. He finished with a 2/6/4 KDA. Game 2 was no improvement for Arteezy and EG. This time he was on Drow Ranger, getting run at for the majority of the game. OG simply had too many answers for him to handle, and his teammates were also struggling so he wasn't getting much help from them. He finished with a 3/4/5 KDA.
Solid performance secures EG a wildcard spot
December 14, 2017
Arteezy couldn't make his Lone Druid work in Game 3 but looked good otherwise against complexity. He finished the three-game series with an overall KDA of 18/8/27.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Weaver, moving around the map early and creating a lot of space for SumaiL's Medusa. Arteezy also managed to scale well into the later portions of the game, remaining a dangerous damage threat alongside SumaiL. Arteezy finished with a 9/2/12 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Tiny and only built on the momentum created by EG's Game 1 win. He had a bit of a shaky start, but recovered very nicely and starting picking off complexity's supports with ease. He finished with an 8/1/12 KDA. In Game 3 Arteezy played Lone Druid. After such a strong first two games, this was an unfortunate note for Arteezy to end on. He started out with a fantastic lane phase, but couldn't do anything in the mid game with his advantage. He finished with a 1/5/3 KDA.
Does a lot of damage but comes up just short
December 13, 2017
Arteezy did everything he could in a losing effort as Evil Geniuses lost to Team Kinguin 2-1 in the Group Stages of The Summit 8. Arteezy finished with a 24/6/24 KDA in the series.
It took a game to get going, but Arteezy was able to catch fire in this game. After a Game 1 loss, Arteezy combined to go 18/4/24 over the final two games and push EG to the brink of victory. They fell just short in Game 3 as they gave away the game late, but Arteezy was not at fault. He carried as he should all series long and continues to be a solid player to plan around.
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