What I find interesting is how everyone is talking about abounded vehicles being captured by the enemy while in some cases abounded vehicles can be captured by the original owner.
Imo since participants did not the mechanism it is fine that it has been removed but imo the mechanism is fine and it should not be removed from the game.
The game in it core has RNG elements and that is positive thing about it.
This is honestly the more common abandons in my experience but are still the same issue in it being a game changer. I'm certain there are plenty of examples of someone going for a 1-1 trade or trading up which suddenly turns into a horrible mistake that can quite possibly lose you the game since he can repair his tank. They are fine in the normal game but I can see why tournaments players aren't keen on that.
IMO abandons don't even make the game more fun to watch competitive tournaments. Its cheap as fuck to watch someone lose to complete bs that can't be countered or played around. Plus you have enough rng in penetration and hit chance to make each engagement different without being ludicrously frustrating to the players actually playing.