According to the officials, the Pokemon company will now start to permanently ban players who disconnect from online matches in Sword and Shield.
Here is the official message released by the Company.
Thank you for always patronizing Pokémon Sword Shield.
At present, it has been confirmed that some players in battle battles in the battle stadium and Internet competitions have been deliberately interrupting their Internet communications, resulting in improper manipulation of their match results.
As a result of future investigations, if it is confirmed that such illegal operations and annoying acts have been performed repeatedly, it will be excluded from the ranking of future ranking battles and Internet competitions, and the right to participate in live competitions etc. We may take measures such as deprivation or temporarily or permanently suspending the use of all contents via the Internet in “Pokemon Sword Shield”.
In the future, we will continue to monitor and continuously respond to malicious operations and inconveniences caused by intentional disconnection of the Internet so that players can enjoy it with peace of mind.