Arteezy Calls Out ‘Dogsh*t” US East Servers, Urges Valve to Take Action

Dhruv Saikia
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EG's Arteezy at The International 2022

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Artour “Arteezy” Babaev said that the US East server is worse than it has ever been in the past, citing griefers and a lack of professional players.
He called out Valve to ban most of the “griefers” in the server which seems to be a growing problem in US East.
Arteezy's comments reveal a bleak outlook for Dota 2 in North America as more than half of the professional players are said to have abandoned the server.

Despite being a region with vast potential, North America (NA) has struggled to produce competitive teams in Dota 2, with the top-ranking teams remaining stagnant across multiple Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Tours. However, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and his team, Shopify Rebellion (formerly known as EG), managed to achieve a commendable fourth-place finish at the Lima Major, competing against the best teams from every region. Unfortunately, Arteezy's recent tweet sheds light on the dire state of the US East servers, which he claims are currently the worst they have ever been, plagued with griefers and professional players abandoning the region.

US East is the most "d*gsh*t" it has ever been, with griefers in games and a lack of professional players. 

Arteezy expressed his frustration with the US East servers in a recent Tweet. He also talked about the sorry state of the NA region’s competitive teams. Over time, many professional players have voiced their frustrations with the region, while other professional players even moved to other regions for better opportunities and a higher degree of competition. 

Arteezy’s complaints seemed to be justified when the recent changes in the region’s professional player base are taken into account. Some of the players who are considered to be one of the best in their roles and the game such as Syed “SumaiL” Hassan and Quinn “Quinn” Callahan have moved to the Western Europe (WEU) region to pursue better opportunities with Nigma Galaxy and Gamin Gladiators (GG) respectively. Quinn has even managed to win the Lima Major with GG after a relatively stagnant run in NA. 

Another factor that indicates the weaker competition in the NA region is the presence of teams such as B8 in the DPC NA 2023 Tour 2: Division 1. B8 initially played in the Eastern Europe (EEU) region and never managed to make it out of Division 2 in two DPC seasons. But the team has held on to its Division 1 spot through two tours after shifting to the NA region. Tundra’s Neta “33” Shapira also had similar thoughts on Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski’s recent livestream while watching WEU Division II games, stating that “In other regions, just chilling in Division I. Life is good. Every Major you go for free,” he said.

Arteezy’s frustration with the US East servers may be indicative of a larger problem within the NA region. The lack of competitive teams and the presence of griefers can make it difficult for professional players to practice and improve. With the current situation, Valve may be required to step in and make changes that could bring more positive results to the region.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.