So I lost because an unactive user changed his sprite?
That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. This is bull.
Edit: In SSBM, there is an explosion when the person is knocked off. If the opponent dies during that microscopic period, it is a tie. And as far as I know, he punched me out, no? So wouldn't his hand be outside as well? Teeeechnically, he's still out as well. You never said first to fall was out. Only that it's done like SSBM. So we're both out.
Edit again: and his hand is CLEARLY outside of the panel. Any body part.