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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

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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. 

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Football club PSG extends successful Dota 2 partnership with LGD

Published: 1/Dec/2020 9:29 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 11:42

by Adam Fitch

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French football club Paris Saint-Germain have renewed their partnership with Chinese esports organization LGD Gaming.

The renewal will see LGD’s team in popular MOBA title Dota 2 continue to compete under the banner of PSG.LGD.

Despite announcing the extended alliance, the length of the new deal has not been disclosed at the time of writing. The partnership was originally established in April 2018.

The two parties will continue working together to “promote the internationalization and commercial operation” of the team.

PSG.LGD win EPICENTER XL
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It didn’t take long for PSG.LGD to prove successful, winning the EPICENTER XL Major in May 2018.

PSG.LGD have also unveiled a new look that they will move forward with, changing their logo to reflect LGD’s new logo that was revealed in December 2019 and PSG changing “eSports” to “esports” in their own branding.

PSG.LGD proved to be a force in Dota 2 almost instantly, winning a Major tournament just one month after forming in 2018. They witnessed continued success as the year progressed, emerging victorious at the MDL Changsha Major in the same month and eventually placing second at that year’s The International — netting themselves over $4m in the latter.

In 2019 they continued to play well but couldn’t keep their winning streak alive, placing fourth at The Chongqing Major and MDL Disneyland Paris Major, third at ESL One Birmingham, and third at The International 9.

In 2020 they underwent drastic changes following a difficult year, especially considering the global health situation moving competition online. On September 16th, they unveiled an all-new roster which included loaning two players from domestic rivals EHOME.

PSG have a similar partnership in League of Legends, competing in the Pacific Championship Series — the home for competition in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia — as PSG.Talon. The football club partnered with Hong Kong-based organization Talon Esports in June 2020.