I'm talking about those panelists that lack basic understanding of Dota. I really feel such a host holds back the rest of the panel, which might have insights that never really get talked about.
I mean, you have fucking Aui_2000 sitting on your table, but if you can't ask him good questions, what's the point. I've seen often times Aui has to jump in himself to give something useful to the audience.
They just ask the panel most useless questions that only a non-dota person could think of. Like in yesterday's TS vs IG, the first thing she asked was to compare Yotoro's morphling with flyfly's morphling looking at KDA and GPM. Only a non-dota person could think of such a question, because any dota person would know talking about this is useless – with different team playstyles, hero matchups and what not.
To a non-dota person, the biggest things that stand out in a game to talk about are obviously the fights, and the end results. But they often overlook the macro dota that is silently being played for 40 mins.
Isn't that the point of analysts? To uncover details that the average audience might have missed?
Instead what we get is the host asking a confusing question, the analysts having to explain the host how basic dota works, and the host replying "I have no idea what you just said".
This is the biggest Dota event in 2 years. I'd really love to see people experienced in Dota nerd out and talk about Dota. Not just talk about KDA and big flashy fights that everyone sees, but also talk about the silent dota that is played – 5 man coordinated movements by the teams, those individual plays forcing enemies into bad plays, those sick itemization choices, just the overall strategical approach of each team in a game.
Dota is sooo much more intricate and detailed than just 10 second flashy 5v5 action where people press spells and one side come out victorious. It's more about how things lead up to those 10 seconds.
At the very least, I wish the hosts atleast dicsussed questions in advance so the panelists could talk about the things they want to talk about.
And maybe some of them need to tone down a bit. It's very cringe to see even someone like Purge getting visibly annoyed by one of the panelists on day 1.