Docked 50 SR, still won

Was a sure win from the start, got a rendering error, had to restart, I come back, we win, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand -25 sr like if I lost that game plus a 4 minute suspension


I’ve been in the same situation, in CS:GO I once got a 7 day ban despite top fragging and winning. Sadly the game cannot tell if you pulled your wieght and contributed to your team’s victory. Very possibly your team carried you and won despite your DC. All we have is your word.

10 min ban and -50 SR is no big deal. If you don’t DC often, this will soon be history.

Got the replay I can just post it somewhere

I think that if you DC and dont make it back in time but still get in and WIN the game, than you should only get half the penalty.

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With all due respect, I have no interest in watching your replay. But more relevantly, no one who works for Blizzard has an interest in watching your replay.

Its because you left/dc’d and didn’t come back within 2 minutes so it still punishes you


I was just mentioning it since you were pointing out that it was just my word

Wouldn’t matter. Blizz stated they will never restore loss SR.

This. I’ve had it happen before. Major bummer but it wouldn’t be fair for a leaver to return at the last moment and be rewarded for their team being clutch without them.

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More likely … you get disconnected in attack, your team does nothing for 2-3 minutes while you’re gone, you get back, now it’s 6v6 again, your team pushes and win. You still get penalized which means you should not have returned at all … you could have washed the dishes or something, while the game ends and penalty expires :man_shrugging:

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I don’t regret going back to finish the game, even if I received no reward for it. There’s value in the victory without the reward, and I felt better that the team was ultimately not let down by my computer troubles.

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The “rendering device lost” is OverWatch’s error code to say the graphics card shut down during the games operation. There are many reasons behind this.

First if you own an NVidia RTX 20X0 series graphics card, there is an ongoing investigation to this error. The last I heard on this is that NVidia related a new driver and is asking for those to update to that driver and the latest Windows operating system update to see if it works. If that does not work there is a workaround solution here:

Please note that if you use any other graphics card to follow standard troubleshooting steps here:


It happens unfortunately. I’ve observed not too long ago that if you return to a match you left, within the allowed time, you still appear to be penalised as if you never returned to the match. It’s unfortunate but that’s how it seems to be. It never used to be this way, a long time ago you were still given the appropriate reward and not punished as long as you returned to the match within the allowed time of you leaving it. Whether this is a bug or not I don’t know.

The rules are players must return with 2 minutes after leaving to not get penalized. In most cases it is difficult to return within that amount of time.

Yeah but I’ve seen a few cases where the player even returns within the timeframe but is still punished, so I assume this is a rare bug.

The last time I ever had an opportunity like this to test it myself it worked correctly. Unfortunately I cannot use the PTR to test this, even though Competitive is open, because the role queue beta is working under arcade competitive rules in terms of leaver penalties and only a 15 second window is available in that mode.

I wish they would change the competitive rules to prevent closing games after winning the first teamfight because someone is salty on the other side or on my side.

And having 5v6 for the rest of the game is not a very good solution as well but that’s probably another subject…

If a team is capable of winning a team fight so quickly, It is important to check to see if you’re even playing against six players to begin with. It most of these cases a sixth player never made it out of the spawn room, because they are either AFK or had a disconnection problem and timed out.


lol what is even the point of coming back in that 2 min if you still lose points afterwards.