Over the course of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, we have seen people wield a plethora of controllers to compete, with many players using using Hit Box-type controllers for the game, too. However, one event has decided that Hit Boxes, among other controllers, are not going to be allowed.
The 6th saga event for the tour — to be held on the 24th and 25th of November in Shinjuku, Japan — has banned all peripherals that aren’t officially licensed by Sony from their event, stating that it is an addendum to the official tour rule set. While this hits Hit Box users hard, this also affects anyone who uses a custom arcade stick that contains a Brook PCB, or anyone using legacy arcade sticks with a Brook converter. It’s also possible that anyone who even uses an officially licensed pad as a padhack for their custom joysticks may get snubbed, as organizers may be unable to discern that the circuit board itself is licensed.
The event states that they will have a limited number of HORI peripherals available for loan to players who arrive to find their controller of choice banned from the event.
Just a warning if you are going to the 6th Saga event in Japan for DBFZ you HAVE to play on a PlayStation license controller or arcade stick. Anyone who comes with a incorrect controller will be asked to rent a Hori controller, but there will be limited quantities available. pic.twitter.com/EuxYNM9mRi
— Anime FGC News (@AFGCNews) November 13, 2018
We are disappointed to hear of this event-specific ruleset. We have world class DBFZ players who have already booked their tickets, competing in other events that did allow for all controllers, only to find that they're effectively disqualified from this part of the circuit. https://t.co/cCZzLiLDJk
— Hit Box (@Hit_Box) November 13, 2018
UPDATE: Bandai Namco have relaxed their restrictions for the event.
As a followup to Tuesday's post about not being allowed to use non official controllers. Bandai just released a statement allowing all types of personalized controllers to be used at the Japan Saga (as long has they are fair to use in competitive play). https://t.co/KnEuuN560s
— Anime FGC News (@AFGCNews) November 16, 2018