Arteezy
Artour Babaev 
Canada
Evil Geniuses
Back in business
October 27, 2017
Arteezy stepped up in the Evil Geniuses victory against Fnatic in ESL One Hamburg. The beloved carry finished with a KDA of 14/3/14.
ANALYSIS
He kicked off the series with the forgotten Lone Druid in the safelane. Arteezy wasn't contested very well by Ohaiyo and his farm just exploded. After a 16 minute Maelstrom his item progression would not be slowed down. His 670 gold per minute stat was the highest in the series. In Game 2, his Troll Warlord was again the star of the show. He racked up the game-high seven kills and dictated the flow of the match.
Good performance in losing effort
October 22, 2017
Arteezy was the best Evil Geniuses player in their lost against LGD at the PGL Minor. The popular carry finished with a KDA of 12/7/17.
ANALYSIS
Arteezy tried his luck with Lifestealer in the opening game of the series. He was contested easily by Fy's Enchantress and couldn't get super easy farm. His 13-minute Armlet of Mordiggian wasn't terrible but it really could have been better for him. He also went with a utility Heaven's Halberd and his damage output was decisively lacking afterward. In Game 2, he was again Lifestealer. He had a much better showing and he picked up a 10-minute Hand of Midas. His nine kills were the highest on his team but he needed more help from his team.
Sets his team up for success
October 21, 2017
Arteezy finished with an overall KDA of 7/7/25 in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 win over VGJ.Thunder at the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Arteezy played Lone Druid. This was not a very flashy series from Arteezy, but he got the job done. His role was essentially to get initiated on and let his team back him up, and Arteezy did it well. He was the building hitter for his team as well, letting EG push their advantage into a win. He finished with a 4/7/16 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Drow Ranger. He had pretty much the dream game on Drow Ranger. For the first 10 minutes of the game, he was allowed to completely free farm while he team crushed VGJ 4v5. When Arteezy finally decided to show up to fights it was the final nail in the VGJ coffin, extinguishing whatever hope they had. Arteezy finished with a 3/0/9 KDA.
Mediocre showing vs Mineski
October 20, 2017
Arteezy finished with an overall KDA of 13/14/8 in Evil Geniuses' 0-2 loss to Mineski in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Arteezy played Chaos Knight. He had a miserable game. After being bested in lane, Arteezy struggled to find both farm and successful fights. He didn't have the damage or durability to cut it against Mineski, and was forced into the desperate position of trying to come back with Shadow Blade pickoffs. He finished with a 3/7/1 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Anti-Mage. This game was a textbook case of what happens when too much weight is put on Anti-Mage's shoulders. Arteezy was the only one on his team who got a lot of farm, which meant that when he was at maximum strength and ready to push his team couldn't really back him up. He finished with a 10/7/7 KDA.
Consistent and persistent in tough win
October 20, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses' 2-1 victory over VGJ.Thunder during the PGL Minor Group Stages with a final KDA of 27/16/45
ANALYSIS
Arteezy stomped in Game 1 in a strong lineup, where he benefited greatly from the space made by his mid lane Bloodseeker. Game 2 was mostly a disaster for Evil Geniuses but Arteezy's tried to make the most of it while split-pushing as Clinkz. Unable to lock down any of his kills, Arteezy was eventually overcome. In Game 3, his Necrophos did the dirty work. Arteezy held the frontline, healing allies and burning enemies as his Sniper sat behind him focusing down hero and tower alike to help EG claim the series.
Secures his trip to the Hamburg Major
September 24, 2017
Arteezy finished with an overall KDA of 25/5/24 in Evil Geniuses' 3-0 win over VGJ.Storm in the grand finals of the ESL Hamburg Major NA qualifier.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Arteezy played Monkey King. He dominated fights in this game from start to finish. He was able to pick up a Battle Fury as his first item, which accelerated his farm massively beyond what VGJ's cores could manage. He finished with an 11/1/7 KDA. In Game 2 Arteezy played Lone Druid. He's one of the only players still doing the ranged druid build, but this was a good example of why it still works. He was able to stay a comfortable distance away from VGJ's scary Lifestealer while still dishing out damage. Arteezy finished with a 7/2/6 KDA. Arteezy played Lone Druid again in Game 3. This was a very similar game to Game 2. Arteezy did well in lane and transitioned well into a mid-game damage source. He finished with a 7/2/11 KDA.
Tough series for the veteran
August 10, 2017
Arteezy was effectively shut down in Evil Geniuses' 2-0 loss to Team Empire in the lower bracket of The International 2017. He finished with a final KDA of 6/10/19.
ANALYSIS
Playing as Phantom Lancer in Game 1, Arteezy was heavily countered by Team Empire's lineup. Whether it was Sven's cleave, Ember Spirit's area-of-effect damage, or Earthshaker's Echo Slam, Arteezy couldn't join a battle without making things worse for his own squad. He finished Game 1 with a KDA of 2/8/9. In Game 2 he played as Terrorblade. Working well with Universe on Nature's Prophet, they did a great job early on pushing towers and taking objectives. Unfortunately for Arteezy, he was again heavily countered by Team Empire's lineup, and was unable to dominate teamfights during the late game. He finished Game 2 with a KDA of 4/2/10.
Capped off group stages in impressive fashion
August 6, 2017
Arteezy destroyed everything as Evil Geniuses swept Fnatic 2-0 in the group stages of The International 7. Arteezy finished the series with a 16/1/18 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Another series against a bottom of the bracket opponent, another incredible blowout. Arteezy has fed on the lower tier opponents all throughout the group stages, this series finding 16 kills to only one death. As one of the most individually skilled players in the world, Arteezy showed great team chemistry and communication through groups. The great play earned EG a spot in the upper bracket of the Main Event.
Can't be stopped
August 3, 2017
Arteezy played perfectly as Evil Geniuses complete the 2-0 sweep over Team Empire in group stages of The International 7. Arteezy finished the series with a 21/5/32 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Coming off a slow day 1, Arteezy played inspired to finally capture a sweep for his team. Once the game started, the sweep seemed inevitable with how perfectly in sync EG was with one another. Arteezy stuck to his signature Lycan for both games and could not be contained. Lycan is a solid comfort pick for Arteezy, but he can sure do damage with it when it is left up.
Long-range Lone Druid in Game 2
August 3, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses's 1-1 draw with Team Liquid during the group stage of The International 7 with a final KDA of 12/5/20.
ANALYSIS
Arteezy played a safe-lane Venomancer in Game 1, where he endured a laning stage with no support. Dying more often than usual, Arteezy was only a walking ultimate by the end. In Game 2, Arteezy played a safe lane Lone Druid. After struggling to gain the edge in his lane, Arteezy itemized for ranged damage rather than investing in his Spirit Bear. Outranging Team Liquid, EG was able to even the series to keep in the upper end of Group A.
Unconventional picks in 1-1 draw
August 3, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses' 1-1 draw with Invictus Gaming Vitality with a final KDA of 3/6/12
ANALYSIS
Arteezy played Necrophos and Visage in Games 1 and 2 of the Bo2 series, playing in the safe lane both times. In Game 1, Arteezy was involved in only a handful of kills as Evil Geniuses clocked in victorious at just under 17 minutes. In Game 2, Arteezy was unable to master the carry Visage with the help of a support Batrider. Despite the draw, it still looked as though EG was trying new things on Day 1.
Hot and cold in the opening round
August 2, 2017
Arteezy peaked early as Evil Geniuses split the series 1-1 with TNC Pro Team in the Group Stages of The International 7. Arteezy finished the series with a 5/6/26 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 was absolute vintage Arteezy as he put together a 4/0/18 line to lead his team to a commanding victory. Whether it was the adrenaline going away or just being outplayed, TNC took Game 2 as Arteezy was picked off six times. EG is known for experimenting early in TI, so maybe this was not the best we could have seen from the juggernaut squad.
Can't finish with Chaos Knight
July 6, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 loss to Newbee during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 11/11/5
ANALYSIS
Arteezy played Chaos Knight in a dual safe lane with zai's Venomancer. Without a true support in lane, Arteezy suffered against Newbee's aggressive tri lane. Though he managed to find his farm, Arteezy lacked good follow up from his teammates to tap into the power of the Chaos Knight pickup.
Awkward Venomancer performance
July 6, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses' 1-0 victory over Vici Gaming during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 2/6/14.
ANALYSIS
Despite his low KDA, Arteezy's Venomancer posted a final damage score of 21.2k, outdamaging the enemy Chaos Knight, Legion Commander and Phantom Assassin. After losing an easy fight in their own jungle, Vici Gaming threw in the towel, making EG more survivors than victors.
Pulls off the Drow strategy
July 5, 2017
Arteezy finished Evil Geniuses 1-0 victory over OG during the group stages of Mars Dota2 League 2017 with a KDA of 12/1/19
ANALYSIS
Flying high from the get go, Arteezy dominated his lane against s4's Faceless Void. Never worried nor wanting, Arteezy went on to dominate the game alongside SumaiL and give EG a swift victory.