Thats really being lazy. Your willing to switch Demigod windows to the DG Pantheon site and type in their name. It takes about 3 seconds extra to click "Game List" after that (which you only have to do if they have dodgy stats).
The fact that I already have to tab out to even check win rate is a pain in the ass. Not too mention that I need to run down the stats of the other 5-7 people in the lobby to make sure they can read and understand the title of the game. So after spending all that time checking those people out, I really don't have the patience to then check out individual game lists on the off chance that your # of games is inaccurate.
If your too lazy for that it would at least be kind to ask him if he is actually a pro and if he doesnt reply after 10 secs then fair enough. If he rejoins and tells you he is good look up his game list to confirm.
You're kidding, right? Why don't you just say you are good the second you join the lobby? Why put the burden on the person who is constantly having new players join their game? Second, it's not just the host that is checking your stats, but your teammates as well. I regularly leave games when my teammates have nub stats. Why go through the pain of playing when your teammate is just going to feed? You may be the exception, but for everyone of you, there are hundreds that aren't the exception. If the host is not on the ball, the good players will leave.
If you want to use a broken ladder ranking to decide how good a player is - go ahead.
Who said anything about using the ladder to decide how good a player is?
Have a look at this guy!
Wow...look. He is no.1 ranked. Let him stay in your "Pro's only" game?
No. Check his gamelist. They are all Pantheon a.i matches and he isnt a Pro player.
He doesn't play custom games, so it's not an issue, is it?