Mobile Legends has finally come to a realisation that there are many AFK players in the game in both ranked and normal games that they decide to do something to fix it. This is a message that they have sent to all players:
It is still uncertain what more they can do to AFK players because they are already causing many AFK players to get "No Reward" in an earlier update and credit scores do not easily become too low. Currently, being AFK in a ranked match constitutes to about 3 points of credit score lost, which can be considered very minor.
In thee game, we are unable eliminate all AFK behaviors. However, to maintain the fairness and competitiveness of the game, we will carry out severe measure to punish those who have AFK behaviors in battles. Those AFK players will be unable to get any kind of rewards from that game and will lose their credit score and if the credit score is too low, they will be banned from the Ranked Game. As regard the Ranked Game, we made another improvement on its matching system in patch version 1.1.64, which now can find comparable opponent for you more precisely. Thank you very much for your great support to our game.