There are millions of people out there who like to play Pokemon Sword and Shield competitively, and they do so by following the rules. They celebrate their wins, they take their lumps with losses, and they move on. Then there's a small group of bad actors who are extremely sore losers, and they've taken up a new tactic that's hurting competitive play altogether.
After a competitive match in Sword and Shield, the winner gets points and the loser loses points. As you might have figured out, those who are losing have come up with a way to make sure they don't actually lose points after a match. Even worse, the winner doesn't get the points they earned. Unfortunately, it's extremely simple to make this happen. A Resetera user explains...
This bug is easy to exploit. All that must be done is pushing the power button to disconect the Switch at a specfic time after losing the match. When done correctly, not only does the loser NOT lose points for their match, but the winner does not GAIN points for the match won. So basically, this totally nulls the match, and ruins the whole point of laddering in Pokemon.
Hopefully Pokemon Co. and Nintendo are aware of this, and a fix is in the works. This is the kind of thing that can really kill the fun for part of a game.