I just started in ELO and I was about to win a match, when my opponent timed out. I noticed my ELO rank didn't change and I assume his didn't either.
If ELO is supposed to be the more strategic mode for the best players, how could this be allowed to happen? Or is it actually a "strategy" to time out when you're about to lose?
Am i wrong about this? I hope I am. If you can just time out to save your rating, that's just plain ridiculous.
This is a sensitive subject.. because timeout can -really- happen for a
mobile player, but we have a system in place that will inflict penalty if
too many timeout in ELO are happening with a specific player in a short
Also, we expect people in ELO to spot out the "bad sheep" and avoid
I have experienced the same thing at least 2 times tonight if not 5! it is the higher players doing it when they try a lower placed person like myself (senior level 7) and they don't win 1st round outright they just close the window or let it time out, and it isn't because they are mobile as they make their first choices fast enough!