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Will Arteezy Miss His First TI In 10 Years?

The North American regional qualifiers for The International 2024 are underway, and only one slot is up for grabs.... Owen | 10. June 2024

The North American regional qualifiers for The International 2024 are underway, and only one slot is up for grabs. Arteezy looks like he is playing for the weakest team he’s ever been on. Are we really going to see a TI without him?

Arteezy’s Decline

The International 2024 is set to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the pinnacle of Dota 2 tournaments and has crushed esports viewership records. So far, Arteezy has caught every iteration since 2014, managing to qualify whether he would play in Europe or North America.

He plays for Shopify Rebellion and has not had a good time in 2024. Despite being the regional favorites, the Rebels have missed multiple S-Tier tournaments from the regional qualifiers, sometimes losing to Nouns, their primary competitor in the region. 

Arteezy has only qualified for four tournaments this year and was only met with disappointing finishes in these events. His best result was a 7th-place finish at DreamLeague Season 22. 

North American Qualifiers For Ti13

The NA qualifiers are currently ongoing and will run from June 9 to 13. As usual, Shopify Rebellion and Nouns are the favorites to qualify for the event. However, only one of the two can make it. 

The pair have already reached the Upper Bracket Final after making light work of their opponents. Shopify Rebellion swept The Chapulines and Grin Esports 2-0, while Nouns struggled against inferior teams, winning 2-1 against 4 Amigos and Apex Genesis.

In the previous meeting of the two teams, Nouns took down Shopify Rebellion in the qualifiers for Riyadh Masters 2024 after a narrow 3-2 victory. However, they could be looking better, judging from their performances in this qualifier.

It is also important to note that Shopify Rebellion had only recently integrated MinD_ContRoL into its roster and did not have much time to adjust for the Riyadh qualifiers. Now, it looks like the team has adjusted well and has looked incredibly dominant.

All things considered, it is hard to believe that any other team could stand up against Shopify Rebellion and Nouns, and we’ll see them face off in the Grand Final. We predict that Arteezy will make his tenth appearance at Dota 2’s biggest stage, as his team has a superior roster on paper.

It would be crushing if Shopify Rebellion were to miss out, but it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Nouns are packing severe firepower in the team, fielding talented prospects under the leadership of Arteezy’s former captain, Fly. 

Header: @ShopifyRebellion on X