Just Another Unfair Suspension From Dropped Internet Connection

My internet dropped twice mid game. Both times we were ahead, too. But bc I “left the game”, I was suspended AND lost both matches. When I finally was able to get back on, I joined a match already in progress and we won. BUT that win didn’t count as a win so that’s totally wrong. Why should I even bother playing competitive if all I’m given are losses???

Stop queuing for Competitive and investigate your connection issue. You can start with these steps:

Information about leaver penalties: Overwatch Technical Issues, SR Loss, and Leaver Penalties

Rejoining a game is only possible during certain phases of the game. If you leave a game either during the pre-game or during the first minute of the game, the game will automatically cancel (remember the 10 second rule does not apply to the leaver, but as a warning to other players that the match will cancel). You can rejoin the match during the initial hero selection screen if you are lucky enough to quickly reconnect though.

Otherwise, you can only rejoin any-time after one-minute of match time has passed up until the match completes. However you only have two minutes to do so without penalty. If you rejoin a match after two-minutes, you will still automatically be marked with a loss an be penalized with a -50 SR cut and a ten-minute suspension. This rule ensures that no one can abusive the leaver system by attempting to return to a match after deliberately leaving in order to avoid such penalties. Furthermore leaving three or more times in a single match will result in an automatic penalty. If you fail to return to a match by the time it ends normally (regardless of match result) you will be penalized.