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On caster criticism in Dota 2

Chiu on This
A short and regular opinion blast from Stephen Chiu

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast

This topic flares up every so often. Today it was 7uckingmad calling out Dota 2 casters for flaming pros in an unspecified game. While I understand his point of view, there also has to be a certain amount of leeway given to a caster. First off, a caster rarely has as much knowledge as a player does about the high levels of the game. Sometimes a player does really just fuck up. Sometimes that is all they can think of. In addition to that, casting hours are very long so it is inevitable that someone will slip up once you’re eight hours in.

All of this to say that a caster shouldn’t be above criticism either. I do like that 7uckingmad went into detail about what he disliked about the casting as it’s incredibly unhelpful for a caster to improve if all you say is you don’t like it.


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