I recently got disconnected from a 1v1 quick match. I checked my match history and this game was never recorded. I was under the assumption that disconnects were counted as a loss. However, this doesn't seem to be the case.

How are disconnects handled?

Update #1

I remembered my opponents name and looked up their match history on sc2ranks.com. I was able to confirm that a win was recorded for them. However, the match is still missing from my match history after nearly 24 hours and my w/l has remained the same.

Update #2

The match history is still missing after two days and I'm going to assume that it will remain missing. Do note that my opponent was awarded a win. This is either a bug or a decision the system made due to some unknown reasoning.

In the majority of cases, it should be understood that a disconnect is counted as a loss.

  • It takes a little time to appear, did it just happen?
    – juan
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 15:06
  • @Juan Manuel: No, this did not just happen. I played this game yesterday.
    – Bryan Roth
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 15:18
  • grrr. i had such a phantom disconnect as well. just as we destroyed the last units of the other team's armies, we got disconnected. no sign of the game in match history, but both me and my teammate could view the replay. it was uncanny (and hopefully just a coincidence) that the game disconnected just as the other players reached 0 food. Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 21:54
  • @Peter This happened to me as well. I had the advantage and was probably going to win but then got disconnected. Coincidence? Perhaps. Suspicious? Yes.
    – Bryan Roth
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 22:40

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Disconnecting means you lost the match.

But as @Juan commented, they don't appear on your match history instantaneously, so it may take some time to show up. Especially because your Battle.Net account didn't receive the end result directly after the match was ended, so it needs to look up what happened.

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    Its worth noting that if you both disconnect (because of a service restart), it may be handled as the mythical "Draw"... or just not reported.
    – tzenes
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 15:27
  • That's the intended case, but with networks there is always undefined behaviors when people disconnect, so you might as well get a loss or a win.
    – DogDog
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 17:01
  • If not, then it's a bug and nobody can reliably predict the outcome @Apoc
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Nov 30, 2010 at 17:31

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