Im glad Im not the only one that was affected by this.One thing I think it could be is.....some people that know they're about to lose might use the time given in hopes that you might leave the match therefore it becomes a waiting game in which we all can agree is BORING!!! Termis, you hit the BIG point that in a tourney, this "pausing" keeps players from getting a higher rank CTZ's
This is why I think they should significantly decrease the idle time for fights. This dragging slows everything down, because of the other player is taking forever, than you're going to start doing something else, instead of the staring at the screen, waiting, and then that makes you take longer, etc. I think the 2 minute (or whatever it is) idle time should be shortened to 30-60 seconds.