EternaLEnVy Reminisces About Arteezy’s Debut In 2013
Legendary carry turned full-time streamer Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao recently recalled a memory of his early days as well as Artour "Arteezy" Babaev’s debut into the competitive scene in 2013. Both players are known to be great friends, as they were from the same country while also became teammates for a short period of time in 2013 with Speed Gaming Int. and in 2016 with Team Secret.
While Arteezy had a few decent performances during his debut year with his first team Kaipi, it was not until his participation at MLG Championship Columbus 2013 with Speed Gaming Int. as a substitute midlaner that he rose to stardom.
EternaLEnVy pointed out that Arteezy played horribly as an offlaner
During a recent livestream, Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao recently recalled a memory about Artour "Arteezy" Babaev as an offlaner during his competitive debut with Speed Gaming Int. Arteezy was originally called to replace Pittner "bOne7" Armand at MLG Championship Columbus as the latter cannot attend due to visa issues.
While Arteezy originally stood in as an offlaner, EternaLEnVy revealed that the rest of his team including the likes of midlaner Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen and Tundra Esports’ coach Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling were left baffled at Arteezy’s horrible performance as an offlaner during the team’s first few matches.
“I remember that we were watching a replay of our match [against Sigma.Int] because Arteezy was playing offlane at the time as opposed to his natural position as a midlaner right? And we would analyze the replay to know the reasons behind our loss. But then we watched Arteezy’s playstyle and thought “Wow, he is really, really bad [as an offlaner]. Like it was so bad that we just laughed because we have no words for it. Like he played Clockwerk and he missed all of his skills.”
He also noted that following the team’s first three losses in the group stages, SingSing offered to swap roles with Arteezy for the rest of the tournament which ended up working for everyone involved as the team went on to win the tournament all together.
“After seeing his terrible performance on offlaner, we were like “Alright, we’re swapping roles for the rest of the tournament”. SingSing went offlane and Arteezy went mid. We ended up winning all of our remaining matches in the group stage and also winning the tournament all together. That was fun. I never want that to happen ever again [Arteezy in offlane].”
While Arteezy went on to become one of the best midlaners and carries in the world following his rise to stardom, EternaLEnVy went on to have a decent competitive career which includes a Major championship before