Artour Babaev 
Evil Geniuses
Stepped up in SumaiL's absence
October 23, 2018
Arteezy stepped up tremendously in SumaiL's absence against Team Secret at ESL One Hamburg. The carry finished with a KDA of 22/8/10.
Arteezy's Game 1 with Gyrocopter was a masterclass performance. His partnership with Cr1t allowed him to build a huge early game lead. He topped the opening game in Networth, Kills, Hero Damage, and Building Damage. In Game 2, Arteezy still churned out a commendable performance. He managed a good amount of farm early on but EG couldn't convert it to enough objectives to stay in control of the game.
Impactful series from last Canadian at TI
August 23, 2018
Arteezy played his heart out as the last Canadian player against at The International 2018. The carry finished with a KDA of 17/10/28.
Arteezy played his niche Drow Ranger in the first game of the series. His laning stage well went pretty smoothly as he managed the game-high 24 denies. He was solid in his positioning throughout the game against VP's aggression, managing to only die three times. In Game 2, Arteezy stepped up in a big way with his Mirana. He was constantly involved with his team through Moonlight Shadows and efficient rotations. Arteezy was involved in 26 of his team's 38 kills in the rout.
Commendable Ursa game from EG carry
August 21, 2018
Arteezy was a solid presence for Evil Geniuses in their sweep against Secret. The Canadian carry finished with a KDA of 28/11/20.
Arteezy played carry Ursa in the first match against Secret. He had an explosive game after a quick 10-minute Blink Dagger. He was making the space for SumaiL to farm up and his decision making was a lot better than usual. In Game 2, he played Drow Ranger in the safelane. He had a rougher game this time around as he died 9 times. His positioning was questionable but all he really needed to do in the game was survive to provide Precision Aura for SumaiL.
Ends group stages on a high note
August 18, 2018
Arteezy finished with an overall KDA of 16/11/23 in a nice 2-0 win over Fnatic in the group stages of The International 8.
In Game 1 Arteezy played Gyrocopter. He was heavily focused all game but still managed to get his job done. He did surprisingly little damage for a Gyrocopter, but him being so focused on let SumaiL's Ursa have a free game. Arteezy finished with an 8/5/10 KDA. Game 2 was a strong showing for Arteezy on Bloodseeker. He had a rough start but played very well from behind and soon found himself in a commanding position in the game. His ability to just run into Fnatic created tons of room for the rest of EG to comfortably pick off targets. He finished with an 8/6/13 KDA.
Nothing new against Liquid
August 17, 2018
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses 2-0 loss to Team Liquid during The International 2018 group stages with an average KDA of 8/7/10.
Arteezy played Spectre in Game 1. He managed to win his lane thanks to his escape mechanics and excellent laning skills, but ultimately he failed to farm as much as he should have, ending the game with only three major items attained. In Game 2 he played Necrophos, losing his lane disastrously. He did manage to catch up after a time, but the rest of EG failed to have much of an impact.
Picks up the slack in Game 2
August 17, 2018
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses' 2-0 victory over PSG.LGD during The International group stages with an average KDA of 11/2/13.
Arteezy got off to a slow and steady start in Game 1 as Spectre. SumaiL's Tiny took over the game early enough that Arteezy became more of a backup plan in case things went south. In Game 2 it was Arteezy's turn to run the game as Ursa. He wasted no time grabbing quick item pickups and taking Roshan by 13 minutes. Arteezy earned 17 kills with only two deaths before ending the game at just over 35 minutes, delivering a big statement win over a tournament favorite.
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.
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