A friend and I were searching for a comp match and we disconnected. We’re both on the same connection so, that’s how it happened tamdemly. But, we werent in a game at the time of the disconnection and we still lost SR and suffered the time penalty.
When you disconnect, it takes a few seconds for the server to realize you have disconnected before it removes you from the search queue. During that time you can still be paired for a match and still be penalized for leaving. Unfortunately all disconnections and game crashes counts as leaving the match and will be penalized appropriately. The game server has no way to discern a legitimate disconnection or game crash from one that is forcefully caused by a dishonest player to bypass leaver penalties. You can learn about this policy here: