CS2 players are frustrated with unfair penalties that are putting them at a disadvantage before even starting a match. In CS2, players who lose a teammate at the beginning of a match are still losing Elo (a measure of skill in the game) despite not getting a chance to play a single round. This issue has caused some players to abandon matches once the map has been decided, leaving the rest of the team in a four-vs-five situation.
If the remaining players choose to surrender due to the unfair disadvantage, they also experience an Elo reduction. This has led to a community outcry demanding Valve, the developer of CS2, to add a remake feature, similar to what is available in the game VALORANT.
The problem stems from the introduction of CS2’s Premier game mode, which requires players to ban specific maps until they agree on one to play. This is the only way to queue for official server matches. In contrast, CS:GO, a similar game to CS2, had both the Premier and map-choice queue system, allowing players to repeatedly play their preferred map.
While CS2 players have called for harsh punishments, such as six-hour bans, for those who leave at the start of the game, it is unclear if these suggestions will be implemented. However, CS2 is still in beta, and there may be changes in response to player feedback.
Author: Harrison Thomas