It's pretty crazy to think he's still not a true full-time Dota player. Wonder what his play will look like in a year's time once he doesn't have school to worry about.
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VerbalB[S] 22 points 3 hours ago
1.A Canadian boy who loves K-Pop, "Arteezy"
2.Arteezy's opinion of Dota 2 in Korea
3.About Evil Geniuses
A Canadian boy who loves K-Pop, Arteezy
Q: Hello, this is GM Meepo 5. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to host an interview with one of North America's top ranked player. An interview with Arteezy! I am super excited.
If you can, please give a quick introduction about yourself to Dota 2 fans in Korea. And Also tell us which heroes you like to play, and what positions you usually play in.
A: Hello, Dota 2 fans in Korea. My name is Artour "Arteezy" Babaev. Just call me "Arteezy." I play Dota in the North American region, and I am playing Mid lane with a team named "Evil Genius." I sometimes play carry as well. I enjoy playing the Naga Siren, Lycan, and Tinker.
Q: Your Dota 2 streams on twitch seem to be really popular. Do you know that Korean Dota fans have been talking about your streams a lot recently?
A: When I first tried streaming, I didn't know I would have such big responses from the fans. Especially not from Korean fans. To be honest with you, I found myself surrounded by fans all of a sudden, and it was just surreal.
Back when I first started streaming on twitch.tv, there weren't that many people who streamed Dota 2. I really wanted to watch a lot of Dota-related stream, but since there weren't that many, I decided to give it a shot myself. I think old school Dota 2 fans could relate to what I'm saying.
Q: I personally watched your stream multiple times. And it was interesting to see that you set the background music to K-Pop. And I saw that you set the game language to Korean as well. I witnessed it not once, but many times. Is there a reason why you have K-Pop music on when you stream?
A: Hahaha, what can I say? I guess the late one to hop on the bandwagon seems to be the most zealous one. I didn't like K-Pop very much. I just had no interest in it. Then, it changed my mind when I listened to some female K-Pop singers. Like a beam of light shining through the dark, cloudy sky, I submerged in the beautiful melodies they sing. Sojin from "Girl's Day" and Sandara Park from 2NE1 are absolute killers. You can say that I'm hooked!"
Q: I heard the rumor saying that you love “IU” out of all K-POP singers. Is that true?
A: I do think IU is really cute, but her music is far from my musical tastes. Sadly, the rumor isn’t true. I actually had people call me “crazy” when I said that IU’s music is not my type. Crazy, huh? (Laughs)
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Arteezy's opinion of Dota 2 in Korea
Q: Let’s put the K-Pop aside for a minute. Let’s talk about Dota 2 in Korea. Have you heard of KDL (Korea Dota League) or NSL (Nexon Sponsored League)?
A: I had heard that Zephyr was participating in Dota matches in Korea, so I knew a little about NSL. I haven’t yet heard anything about KDL. The time range that I stay awake and live my life, is complete opposite from when the matches are held in Korea—so it is difficult for me to watch any games unfortunately. I think it will be fun to watch a few games from Korean leagues that may spark my interests, and run an analysis and stream it.
Q: Wow! That does sound fun. I will look forward to your analysis. Are you friends with any professional Dota 2 players in Korea? If so, could you tell us how you’ve met them and what your opinion of them is?
A: Before I answer anything, I would like to say that my favorite Korean Dota 2 team is MVP Phoenix. “GO!! MVP Phoenix GO!!” I met MVP Phoenix at the LAN finals of Star Ladder Season 9. What I remember from them is that their whole team had clear objectives and strong will. I’ve talked to Tae-Won “March” Park and Reisen a lot. It’s unlucky for them to be eliminated without taking a single win, but they stayed till the end, watching all of the games and being focused to the tournament. And now they’ve made it to TI 4; how amazing is that? I’m really happy, as a fellow Dota 2 professional, to see their astonishing growth. Shoutouts to MVP Phoenix, who, after many tries, were really born again into who they are now.
< Picture of eG who were third place in Star Ladder Season 9 >
Q: It makes me happy that MVP Phoenix’ play impressed you. Which reminds me that a lot of Dota 2 players all over the world began to take notice of Korean Dota 2 leagues. If you look at twitter or Reddit, you can tell that many players have been wanting to participate in Korean leagues, and some players have actually done so. What do you thinking about participating in Korean 2 tournaments?
A: To tell you the truth, I don’t think it’s the right time yet. It is true that many people, myself included, are interested in Korean Dota 2 tournaments. However, I think it’s difficult for me as a player to head over to Korea just yet. I think staying where I am and being successful as a professional in this region would be beneficial, not just for Korean Dota, but the development of Dota 2 worldwide.
Q: I’m surprised that you have such ambition. Now, there was one question that People commented on the official Dota 2 Korea page that they wanted us to ask you. As I’ve told you before, there is a group of players who were interested in the Korean Dota 2 scene that decided to create a team. Not only were they interested, but they had immense talent to win the NSL as well as KDL Season 1. They are Team Zephyr that consists of Purge, SexyBamboo, Eosin, Blitz, and Corey. Do you know about them? If so, what is your opinion of them?
A: As I’ve told you before, I knew about Zephyr from long time ago. As far as I know, they are considered the “rebels” or “bad boys” in the North American scenes. I think it took a huge courage for them to decide to participate in Korea. And I think each individual is very unique in that team. I think their decision to play in Korea really raised the bar in Korean Dota 2 scene.
On May 23 2014 23:53 Hot_Bid wrote:
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hard to track down but i think its this
Hot bid brilliant as ever. ;-) Keep the good work man, I'm looking forward to another interviews.
Got the song already..
On May 24 2014 06:58 Snorkle wrote:
Pretty lengthy RTZ inverview for nexon Korea http://dota2.nexon.com/news/gmnews/view.aspx?n4ArticleSN=142 Someone in the reddit thread has translated the first two of five parts so far, ill try and get all the translations edited in as they go up
Thanks for doing this!