Artour “Arteezy” Babaev hails from Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a Dota 2 pro gamer who has demonstrated his abilities under a number of professional banners and currently plays carry for team Evil Geniuses. In addition to his exceptional skill, Arteezy is known for his wild tournament plays, and his offbeat personality. He has successfully grown his Twitch channel with 660,000+ followers, becoming a popular streamer for his charismatic personality and incredible gaming skills.
His success in his easports career has led him to become one of the highest earning Canadian esports players.
On top of his millions in winnings in Dota 2, Arteezy self-proclaims he is overly competitive. His philosophy is that you should always play to win, because playing to lose, you are always going to hinder yourself. You play scared, and if you’re worrying about if a certain move will make you lose, you’re hindering yourself. Instead, Arteezy plays with full confidence in his decisions and trusts his hours of practice. Speaking of practice, in August of 2017, Arteezy became the third player in Dota 2 history to achieve a matchmaking rating of over 10,000.