What happens when a guy gets kicked in a match? Does he receive matchmaking points just like he would normally, is it changed somehow, or is the match treated like he never was there?

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The information is not public. The ranking system is a black box (with the exception that we know it uses a modified glicko-2 algorithm).

There are currently no public or well constructed tests/analysis done to figure the system out.

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    Aren't there any observations that we can draw conclusions from? e.g. a player getting deranked after a kick when his team loses and when his team wins would suggest kick = lose. Apr 13, 2016 at 19:51
  • Rank changes can be delayed or be the result of other actions that can take place outside of a game, such as rank re-balancing or removing games from the system when cheaters are banned. Maybe getting kicked counts as a loss, but there may be other variables involved that determine the MMR changes, theoretically getting kicked while you have a great KDR could actually increase your MMR if personal performance matters.
    – Colin D
    Apr 14, 2016 at 12:12

It counts as a loss if you get kicked.

Also, be aware that getting kicked to avoid a competitive ban is a load of hogwash. You will still get banned for getting kicked, and worse still, the people who kick you get a black mark against their name for initiating the kick if it occurs too much!

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    Hi! What is the source of your answer? Also, what do you mean when talking about kicking and black mark? Jun 10, 2016 at 13:25
  • When you kick another player (or at least when you put the vote up for other players to vote on) it counts against you for 7 days or so. I dont remember exactly how long, but if in a certain period you vote to kick too many players you get a cooldown of your own. Ive only had this once but it was a 2 hour cooldown either way, because i had already gotten a 30 minute cooldown that week Jun 10, 2016 at 13:46
  • Okay, and what are the sources of information? Jun 10, 2016 at 14:37
  • in the case of kicking other players getting you a cooldown - my source for that one is personal experience. Its a method to prevent a player from simply kicking everyone. Only thing is I dont really recall how many times you can do it, or how long the period is. I'm pretty certain its only if you initiate the kick vote too, but I may be wrong on this. Either way im pretty certain that votekicking can lead to a cooldown, with the message of "you kicked too many players" or something similar. Jun 10, 2016 at 14:55
  • And game counting as a loss? I'd like to have an information, not a speculation. Jun 10, 2016 at 16:25

If you get kicked, it counts as a loss for you, regardless of the match outcome. Source

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    So what is the exact source? Because I can see few different opinions, like "you kicked, you lose", or "you kicked, you lose unless kicked by premade, then kick doesnt count" Apr 13, 2016 at 13:10

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