The Dota 2 community has recognized how prevalent rage-quitting is in gaming and is taking it to another level. During their recent Manila Masters matches, Dota 2 held a very small rage-quit competition they titled Battle of the Rages.
Three competitors stepped up to show their very best and most violent rage-quits, and it was glorious. Clement "Puppey" Ivanov was among the judges at the Manila Masters matches, with him and SirActionSlacks and LD seeing who had the most rage. A fan named Henry won it all.
If there's any video gaming trope that has shown its staying power it's that of the rage-quit. It has always existed, it currently happens, and it will continue to stay around so long as there are games to take too seriously. It sucks to be on the opposing side of a rage-quit. If you're playing a game that relies on a certain number of players, when someone backs out there's a host migration potential, and the gameplay changes completely. It just sucks.
However, being present for a rage-quit is another story entirely. When you're with someone that you might not expect it from it can be startling and horrifying rather than a simple annoyance. And even further if you're with someone that you know rage-quits, sometimes it's just fun to poke the bear and see what might happen.
Personally, I'd love to see rage-quit competitions at eSports tournaments around the world. What do you think?