Aui_2000 Discusses All Chatting at TI10
A year after taking a break from competitive Dota 2, Aui_2000 finds himself as one of the most prominent personalities among Dota 2 broadcast talent. Along with sharing some profound insights into the mechanics of the game, Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling was vocal in offering his perspective on other aspects of the game. The player turned analyst wrote a blog about his experiences at The International 10 (TI10), where he discussed his views on two controversial topics - all chatting between Dota 2 pro players in official games and their game ruining behavior in pubs. According to him, both of these actions are unpleasant, citing recent examples from officials and pub games.
Aui_2000 gives his thoughts on all chatting, tipping, and voice chat wheel usage by Dota 2 professionals
Aui_2000 said that he always considered all chatting to be an ill mannered act. A tweet by Aui_2000 during TI10 had questioned the sportsmanship of Team Spirit's midlaner, Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek, who wrote, "ez game" in the all-chat during an elimination game against the defending champs OG.
The tweet was strongly criticized because the community argued that OG's offensive tips or comments in all-chat were not questioned for sportsmanship.
Aui_2000 admitted that the tweet wasn't a great one. He said, “I think the tweet comes off as being offended for OG, which simply isn’t true. I just thought that all chatting in a TI elimination game was not what I wanted to see. Having experienced losing at TI multiple times, it just felt off that people were all chatting in those circumstances.”
However he admitted that it maybe made him hypocritical since he had enjoyed some All-Chats in the past.
I found the “ez game” distasteful because it was all chat while eliminating a team from TI. That doesn’t mean I’m correct, and people will form their own opinion of it. I also didn’t like when N0tail wrote a “?” and really didn't like when Hector wrote “ctm gaa” in all chat (didn’t see live so didn’t tweet). I did like when Emo wrote “?” after being stomped for two games then having a comeback after a rough Game 3, and I didn’t mind when N0tail wrote out Avo+’s voiceline. So maybe that’s hypocritical? I don’t really know.- AUI_2000
The streamers and pro players, he said, should be inspired to make the community a better place, even if they are not required to do so. It is because he mentioned that the community tends to follow the actions of these personalities, whether they are all-chatting or showcasing a unique mechanic.
Aui_2000 denounces professional players' game-ruining behavior, calls for moderating
In the case of all chatting, Aui_2000 was unsure of certain aspects, but was more resolute in his criticism of the game-ruining behavior displayed by professional players. He called the absence of a penalty for such behavior a "joke" adding that it required moderation.
Two months ago, Aui_2000 criticized Virtus.pro for posting a tweet that seemed to glorify pub-ruining behavior. In his blog, he brought up the same incident, stating that it was "crazy" that even such acts were celebrated.
Despite some practices being in place, it should be important to have a better system for dealing with game-ruiners and toxicity in order to hold individuals to a high standard, Aui_2000 concluded.
AUI_2000 on fan criticism on Sumichu, Frankie and Avo+
AUI_2000 also spoke about how the Dota 2 community treated Frankie, Sumi and AvoPlus stating that we should do better.
I think there’s a huge difference between giving feedback and lashing out to push people down, and I think the vast majority of what I saw was the latter. It’s doubly unfortunate because I think it was so much so that it became impossible to differentiate feedback from indiscriminate hate, so any semblance of useful criticism got lost. I think the community can and should do better than that.- AUI_2000
He explained that he didn’t think the new hosts did a perfect job but he felt that they provided a lot of value to the event especially for new players or casual viewers. He also added that the community was just throwing vile remarks in an uncivil way.
It’s perfectly acceptable to not like someone or something that they’re doing, but how people express that distaste should be done better. Reading some of the comments at some point, I felt like people were just channeling their most distasteful selves and throwing it at the hosts.- AUI_2000
The blog post by Aui_2000 covered a wide range of topics including his experience as a Dota 2 analyst at TI10, the psychology of Dota 2 players, , and many others interesting topics.