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Dota 2: Arteezy demolishes Vici Gaming with insane 1v5 at TI9

Published: 17/Aug/2019 16:27 Updated: 17/Aug/2019 17:05

by Kamil Malinowski


Evil Geniuses player Artour ‘Arteezy’ Babaev absolutely destroyed Vici Gaming with a crazy 1v5 on Lifestealer.

Arteezy is a veteran Dota 2 player, who boasts a very decorated career, winning countless events since he began playing professionally in 2013 and representing top teams like Evil Geniuses and Team Secret.

He’s taking on The International 2019 with Evil Geniuses, and in a tough series, managed to secure a win against Vici Gaming on August 16 thanks to an incredible 1v5.

Evil GeniusesArteezy is a key part of Evil Geniuses Dota 2 squad.

EG were ahead after a strong early game against Vici but were struggling to close out the game as the Chinese team was displaying a defensive masterclass in an attempt to grind out a comeback.

After 32 minutes, Vici had finally found the perfect opportunity to regain footing in the game, catching multiple EG members off guard and almost winning a fight, as they brought it down to a 1v5 against a low health Arteezy.

With his back against the wall and nowhere to run Arteezy had to fight against the entire team, and it went better than he could have expected.

A few quick auto attacks allowed him to finish off the low hp Tusk and Sven, before using Rage to become magic immune, allowing him to continue to chew through the team, all while healing up with every auto-attack.

The Centaur Warrunner was his next target and he went down quickly thanks to a timely bash. From there it was easy pickings, as only a low health Medusa and a support Warlock remained.

ValveArteezy destroyed Vici with Lifestealer.

Just a handful of auto attacks finished off the retreating Medusa, and Arteezy moved onto his final target, who began to teleport away. One more Basher stun canceled the teleport, securing the Canadian his rampage.

Arteezy completely stopped any chance of a Vici comeback and EG were able to close out the game not long after, and find themselves in the top four of their group heading into the final day of the TI9 group stage. 


Dota 2’s Newbee banned from all Valve events after match-fixing scandal

Published: 3/Jan/2021 11:04

by Joe Craven


Chinese esports organization Newbee, and its entire Dota 2 roster, have been permanently banned from all Valve competitions, following a match-fixing controversy from May 2020. 

Newbee is one of China’s better-known esports organizations, particularly when it comes to Dota 2. Established in 2014, the team has accumulated over $13,000,000 in total earnings – mostly in part thanks to Dota2’s TI.

Back in May, Newbee was plunged into one of the biggest controversies in Chinese esports history, after their entire roster was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

The team, consisting of Xu ‘Moogy’ Han, Yin ‘AQ’ Rui, Wen ‘Wizard’ Lipeng, Yan ‘Waixi’ Chao, and Zeng ‘Faith’ Hongda, was found to have been match-fixing in a number of competitions, including the China Dota 2 Pro League Season 2 and DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1. 

Moogy from Dota 2
Moogy is one of the Newbee roster implicated in the match-fixing scandal.

After the scandal came to light back in May 2020, the team was promptly banned from all events organized by ImbaTV, Mars Media, and CDA. They were also immediately disqualified from the aforementioned leagues in which the fixed matches took place.

Following the revelations and tournament bans, many fans were waiting for further bans, particularly from Valve sanctioned event, as well as Perfect World. Both came in early 2021, with the news being confirmed that the organization and all 5 players implicated have been permanently banned from Valve events. That includes The International, which Newbee won back in 2014.

Dota2 confirmed the bans on their official Weibo account. The following screenshot is a translation.

Dota2 on Weibo
Confirmation of the bans on Dota2’s Weibo account.

Dota 2 insider ‘Wykrhm Reddy’ also confirmed the news on January 3, stating that the reason is match-fixing.

The news did not come as a major surprise, but many fans were disappointed with the confirmation given the stardom of some players, particularly Faith and Moogy.

Following on from the controversy, Newbee parted company with AQ, Wizard and Waixi in August of 2020. None of them have officially found a new roster.

For the time being, Faith and Moogy remain on Newbee’s roster but, with indefinite bans pretty much across the board now, it looks like their time competing in Dota 2 is nigh on over.