Sportsmanship in elo?

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:15

I was really excited to play my first elo matches today, but after my first 4 games 3 of my opponents rage quit... The really dumb thing about it is that 2 of them could still have won.
Have i just been unlucky or is this what always happens?

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:20

This forum might help explain things,

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:21

Its called tactical retreating btw ^__^

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:22

Thank you :)

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:24

Elo is a bit different than the other formats in terms of what people consider polite play. Most players are trying to get their scores up in elo in a time-efficient manner, so if they feel like they have already lost, or will most likely lose except by a huge mistake by their opponent, it's not at all uncommon for them to leave the match and move on. I'm sure you still get some "rage-quitters", but I think for the most part it is just players trying to play quickly.

Try not to think of it as them quitting so much as them conceding the match. If you're like me, I always hope they'll quit the match just because I am capable of pulling out those bone head, lose a match that was in the bag, kinda plays. :thumbsup:

Monday 16/09/2013, 19:27

Haha ok i think i get it now. Still not sure i agree with it, but at least i understand. Thank you :)

Tuesday 17/09/2013, 03:12

It's cowardly behaviour and should be dealt with as such!

Tuesday 17/09/2013, 09:27

It kinda sucks that players concede matches sometimes, however a win is a win is a win. Enjoy the jump in points n don't worry bout the quitters

Tuesday 17/09/2013, 12:31

Conceding isn't quitting. They are admiting that you played better than them in that game. Kneeling down at your feet and praising the ground that you walk on. (For the 2 seconds it takes to click the button at least)

Wednesday 18/09/2013, 06:35

Elo sportsmanship these days:

if you win, good job, you're such a good player.
if you lose, its bc the opponent played like an idiot. bl that idiot


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