Make the game 9 player with the first player to join on team 1 while everyone else is on team 2. Player 1 is the token dropper and quits during the loading screen. Put rather large on the loading screen "player 1: please leave the game during the loading screen to ensure a lag-free game for everyone else." And if they don't auto-kick them 30 seconds in for their selfishness. This is what Aeon of Storms has done and it seems to work fine for them. [hr] Granted this will only work for EC, but it's better than nothing.