Could you make a penalty for the battle timing out on your turn or possibly automatic win for opponent. I'm not sure if it is purposely but it seems people are allowing the battle to time out (maybe on purpse) to avoid loss (and I don't pick on lower levels I usually challenge same or higher levels). This is rather annoying.
I think a combination of dng and Kun's suggestion might be best. Give out points to the person left as if it counted as a normal win, and heavily penalize the timeout person, either with a temp ban or alot of points so, 2-3 timeouts would pretty much take you out of a tournament.
I like this last suggestion, although you must keep in mind that not everyone is trying to evade defeat. There may be those out there that actually try to play the game on a bad internet connection. The penalty would have to depend on the number of offenses within a certain time limit.
This is a necro. This thread is from LAST YEAR, ALMOST 12 MONTHS OLD!
Somehow, for an inexplicable reason, 0DW DOOM EVO found it necessary to answer to something that makes no sense.
Currently you DO get battle points as if you had won regularly.
(Why do people respond to a thread that is obviously outdated? Moreover: Why do the instances that check messages allow such a message that necros a thread? It makes no sense, even if the message is not offensive. It just confuses other people who do not look at the date and take this as a really new change. Moreover: Imagine this happening on July 21th 2007. Since the year is not displayed, everyone would get very, very confused...)