Artour “Arteezy” Babaev is the latest member of the 11K MMR Club.
The Evil Geniuses carry player became the seventh Dota 2 player to reach 11,000 MMR. He is the first North American player to reach the mark, and the third member of Evil Geniuses to join the club.
Ez quinn not getting 11k before me pic.twitter.com/Ly56bUW8rc
— Artour Babaev (@Arteezy) October 18, 2020
Arteezy announced the achievement on his Twitter account with a light jab in the direction of North American rival Quinn “CCnC” Callahan. Arteezy, CCnC, and Syed “SumaiL” Hassan have historically battled back and forth for the top spot on the North American MMR leaderboard. Arteezy showed that his MMR currently stands at exactly 11,000.
The news of Arteezy joining the 11K MMR Club comes just three days after Arteezy’s teammate Andreas Franck “Cr1t-” Nielsen also reached 11,000 MMR.
A day after Arteezy’s announcement, CCnC clapped back by showing he had also hit 11,000 MMR.
The full list of 11K MMR Club members is now as follows:
Valve recently detailed a new approach to how MMR will be reset. Since 2017, everyone’s MMR has been reset on a seasonal basis that forces everyone to start with a clean slate every six to seven months. This put something of a ceiling on players’ MMR and long saw 10,000 be the pinnacle of success.
Valve announced its plans to change this approach in an end-of-season update. Instead of a sweeping reset that impacts everyone, players have the ability to reset their MMR. The exact date when this becomes available will vary from account to account. But for now, CCnC and EG’s Arteezy can both simply revel in this major accomplishment.
With players now able to continually increase their MMR, odds are that the likes of Arteezy and CCnC will be able to reach 12,000 MMR before long.