and then I suffer lag throughout the match.
Is it due to bad connection? (All bars 5 green at start)
Are they cheating?
Most matches are fine but lag seems to happen more frequently with those who pause right at the start, so I report them for cheating thinking they've used a lag switch.
Sorry if you've been caught out this way and genuinely didn't cheat, but then don't be so lame as to pause before kick off.
*disclaimer - if you don't pause and lag happens anyway then I assume it's the connection, but 9 times out 10 lag happens after prestart pauses.