Conceding a match has become an issue and I'd like to address that.
In order to concede a match, both players must agree.If a player says, "gga" or "I concede" and then leaves the table, a timer should be placed immediately in Elite Messenger. The remaining player then has the option to agree to concede or to have the player invited back and a sub seated if the player leaves the lobby or refuses to return. If this happens and the player refuses to return or leaves the lobby, a note will be made. This is very unsportsmanlike and sets a very bad precedent. Those of us that play daily may not think much about one game cut short. Many of our players, and especially our new members, may have time for only one occasional tourney. How disappointing to play less than your full game because a partner was showing such unsportsmanlink behavior.
I have seen some opponents tell the remaining player "there is no way to win" in hopes they will concede too or at least make them feel badly if they don't. That may be very true, but is winning the only reason we play? Not me! I play to relax, have fun, and spend time with some very nice people! Winning is not everything, but your companionship, your laughter, and your time may mean the world to someone who is here to escape their "real life" situation for at least a little while.
Thank you for showing other Eliters that we truly are an Elite league!