the ticker counts down to 1 and then it kicks me back to the waiting lobby with only me being there until more players join. After that the process starts over again. It doesn't happen all the time but it's been happening enough lately to interfere with my playtime.
It works like this, if there are only 7 players in a Team Favor match or CTF, the game will kick out 1 random player if an 8th person does not join in order to keep the teams balanced once the game begins. You just may have been that unlucky person
It's not a random player, it's the 7th player who enters the lobby. If you end up being the 6th, you're safe from being the one that's booted. I watched and noticed that as the lobby populates, each time it had to kick a player, it kicked the last person to show up on the list along with the 8th player if they hadn't ENTERED the lobby (their name was in gray when the countdown hit 10)