I am wondering because I usually am warmed up, and I want to idle through warm up because of a computer problem.( don't be nosy please ) Will I still get kicked by console for no activity?

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Warmup, by definition, lasts for 5:00 in an official competitive match. When all players have connected, that timer drops to 1:00.

There are different possibilities for getting kicked, but idling doesn't get you kicked directly. Your teammates can vote to kick you.

Reasons you can be kicked:

  • You are kicked due to Steam issues (No Steam logon)
  • You are votekicked by your teammates
  • You are kicked for having damaged/killed too many teammates throughout the match.
  • You trigger a VAC ban
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    Pretty sure you can get system kicked for idling an entire round.
    – Aequitas
    Commented Sep 27, 2015 at 22:47
  • Well that's not exactly what I mean, its just that... the console kicks you right?
    – Sticky
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 1:23
  • What do you mean the console kicks you? The console doesn't determine whether or not you get kicked; its the game logic that determines if you get kicked. The console is just a place to input commands, but it cannot kick you.
    – childe
    Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 2:12

No. You can't be kicked from a competitive match for any reason unless your teammates vote you off.

Since competitive requires you to commit to playing the match it finds for you, it won't kick you for not moving — you have agreed to play. So if you idle during warmup, you're expected to return before the match starts.

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    if you idle in a competitive match you will get kicked and banned automatically
    – Aequitas
    Commented Sep 28, 2015 at 1:28
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    I've idled through an entire round plenty of times and I wasn't kicked. The system won't do that. If your teammates don't like it, they kick you.
    – Adam
    Commented Sep 28, 2015 at 1:33
  • @Adam You have to be idle more than a round. It's more like 3 or 5 rounds of idle and yes, you will get auto kicked. That's considered intentional griefing, and you will be kicked and cooldowned if you don't reconnect before the reconnect timer runs out.
    – Lo-Tan
    Commented May 8, 2016 at 21:12
  • @Lo-Tan Then the rule must have been changed since I posted this answer.
    – Adam
    Commented May 8, 2016 at 21:14

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