It feels pretty bad when I lose SR and someone on my team left the game and didnt come back. It would be nice if players didn’t lose SR if their game ends with less than 6 players on your team, or in general if you have a leaver on your team. The enemy team should not be punished for the leaver as well, they should still gain SR, but the team with leavers should not lose SR. It’s a simple change and it would be an overall net benefit.
One counter argument to this could be “players could abuse the system by leaving right before a match ends to avoid other players on their team losing SR”. While that is true, there are punishments in place for leavers, so if they do it repeatedly they will be suspended from competitive play. While it is necessary to maintain punishments for leavers, it’s not necessary to punish the leaver’s teammates for an action they had no control over.
What do you guys think?