Artour "Arteezy" Babaev is a Canadian Dota player who plays for Evil Geniuses.
Arteezy played DotA before the release of Dota 2. Born July 1st, 1996, he was widely regarded as one of the world’s best mid players from as early as 16 years of age, having served as a training partner for players such as BuLba and s4 while postponing any plans for playing with a team due to his young age and studies. He was eventually picked up by Kaipi along with ComeWithMe in April 2013.
Despite helping Kaipi achieve impressive results, Arteezy left the team to focus on his education, choosing to join Take Five to compete in amateur tournaments while finishing his senior year of high school. Arteezy’s big break came in November 2013 at MLG Columbus, when his previous team, Speed Gaming, was one man short and asked him to stand in for the tournament. That weekend, Arteezy handily defeated several elite mid-laners, including Mushi and Dendi, en route to an underdog victory for Speed Gaming.
On January 31st, 2014, Arteezy joined S A D B O Y S and had immediate success. The team won 16 out of their 18 matches, including winning the Electronic Sports Prime/Shock Therapy Cup while going undefeated. On February 21st, 2014, Arteezy and company were announced to be the new Evil Geniuses Dota 2 squad.