So I tapped battle to fill an inc spot, but wanted to cancel after my wife called for my attention. When I tapped cancel, nothing happened. Screen froze. Time: 205 seconds to go.
Immediately closed app and restarted and poof in a battle. Restart was 30 seconds tops.
After the 2nd Alankylo swapped in, it was pretty clear it was a bot. I won, no trophies.
So… why after a glitch but well before the countdown zeroed?