Arteezy returns to Twitch streaming with sponsored tips stream

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Arteezy streams are legendary in the Dota 2 community, and now the star player is coming back for another exciting stream.

Evil Geniuses carry player Artour “Arteezy” Babaev will make his long-awaited return to streaming this weekend as part of his team’s sponsorship deal. The Pro Tips stream is officially sponsored by TurboTax, software used for tax calculation in the United States. The event marks the first Arteezy stream since November 27, 2021.

The event was announced by esports organization Evil Geniuses. The TurboTax Pro Tips stream is part of a partnership between TurboTax and EG. Arteezy has not made any public statement on the event aside from retweeting the official announcement. TurboTax has previously worked with EG on League of Legends content. Those videos followed a similar format of a pro player giving advice and tips to help developing talent. The stream will officially begin on April 10 at 5 pm PST. 

Based on previous collaborations between TurboTax and Evil Geniuses, the upcoming Arteezy Twitch stream will most likely consist of Arteezy giving tips and advice aimed toward lesser-skilled players.

Why doesn’t Arteezy stream anymore?

In 2017, Arteezy was consistently ranked among the most popular Dota 2 streamers on Twitch. Between his incredible skill and eclectic music choices, fans flocked to view his streams whenever he came online. But in recent years, Arteezy streams have become a rare sight. He tends to go completely silent for months at a time before consistently streaming for a week or so. Many fans have speculated why he stopped streaming regularly, but the answer is probably simple.

Arteezy’s rare streaming schedule may stem from his career as a top Dota 2 esports player. Evil Geniuses is consistently a contender for majors and Internationals, taking second place at both 2021 Dota Pro Circuit majors. Arteezy is currently playing in the top division of the North American DPC. With so much to juggle and a personal life to attend to, it’s no wonder that he doesn’t stream as often as he used to.

Arteezy himself hasn’t said much about his streaming habits, though he has confirmed on stream that he no longer felt the same desire he once did to open up and share his playing experience with viewers.