Happened to me today and I didn’t even notice it, noticed no message. I was quite shocked tbh when I suddenly saw 3 next to my name and realized I had dropped from 4 to 3, which I had only recently earned and was happy about.
I had gotten endoresements every single game today, except for 1, MAYBE 2, but I played a lot of games and it’s usually at least 2 endoresements otherwise. I’ve never left a game nor disconnected.
Things I did that could have affected losing my ELvl / ElvlPoints
I blocked some people that were distracting me in voice chat (I could have used mute, but I was lazy in that moment and it was QP, none of these games were in competitive).
I didn’t always use up all my endoresements, sometimes I gave out none. In the postgame screen, when I can see “leave game” top right, I sometimes used that to queue faster, but I never got demoted for that before. I wonder if you get demoted for leaving game during the potg replay. I’ve not done that, but I’m curious.
At the end I was kinda on a losing streak, I think around a 20 or 30% winrate over the course of the last maybe 6-7 games? That’s what it felt like, but again, I received endoresements during those (I didn’t feel I deserve them for my performance in those tho, but I still got them).
And lastly, I practiced in training mode until the game kicked me out for being in it too long, after which I queued and continued playing but I didn’t look at my endoresement level there, so Idk if I lost it at that point. Would be hilarious if I did.
At this point, I really just want to know what caused it. I feel sad cause I’m always positive and friendly, I’ve never raged nor insulted anyone in my entirety of playing this game (lvl 60 only, so it hasn’t been that long), but I’ve always watched my manners and not even blamed anyone ever to date, the closest thing that I’ve done to blaming someone was pointing out (which was today, but still covered by the chatlog so I know I didn’t get demoted there), that “we had this multiple times, if someone had stood in the objective area”, to which someone replied asking “why I didn’t do it”, to which I said, “I’m a squishy that would suck in that situation and that we had 2 good tanks that would have been much better at that task.”
Just maybe, the person that was Reinhardt and swapped to Hanzo felt offended because of that and reported me, who knows, but otherwise I’m out of ideas, but that really can’t have been it, cause I already concluded via the chatlog, that I was not demoted at that point in time.
Edit: After playing 2-3 games since posting this, I went back up to 4. From that I conclude, that if I demote from 4 to 3, I’m still relatively close to getting back to 4. Still unsure why I demoted, but considering I quickly went back up, I’m kinda guessing I didn’t lose an entire level, but only a little “points?” which put me at the high end of ELvl3, allowing me to get back to 4 quickly?!