Dualshock 4 banned at EVO 2016


As far as i know the ds4 does not work as a wired pad, only as a bluetooth pad, even when it is powered by USB only.


“All wireless controllers are banned.”

Dualshock 4 controllers fall under this rule.


Removing the battery however makes it a pure wired controller. Implement this rule and you’re good to go. I hope we have some clarification regarding this matter.


Then why does it say you can use the Xbox1 controller?
You can remove the battery from the Dualshock 4 controller
just like the Xbox1 controller and it will work fine


There is no accepted alternative for a DS4 pad in the MKX community.

This should be reconsidered and instead the desync rule should be applied.

Players who come onto a setup are responsible for removing the previous controllers from a setup.
If they do not know how, the judges should show them.

It has been proven that this prevents pauses from games, and if a pause actually happens the judge
must enforce that the players are forced to either continue without replaying or restart the round/match.
it is 100% the players fault(not previous players). This is not a complicated process. Both DOA and MKX
practice this method. It is less of a headache for the masses.


this is not true, the xbox one controller works while wired through the usb chord.

The Ds4 does not.

The ds4 uses the usb chord to power the bluetooth signal which pairs with the system. So it is never wired.


hor or madcatz make wired pads


see my above post. It is not a pure wired controller, it is a bluetooth controller even with the battery removed.


The pads are much different than the DS4 pads, not widely accepted within pad communities and are an extra expense for only one tournament.


I’m not sure if you are just trolling, but…

The DS4 does not power on with the battery removed while plugged into the system via USB. Someone may be able to design some hardware to bypass this problem, but it hasn’t been done yet. There are a few other problems related to managing a tournament and a controller that does not give easy access to it’s battery compartment, but I won’t go into those.


ds3 was banned from evo previously, this isnt new


Wireless pads are a problem. People not desyncing properly and fucking up the matches has happened in the past.

Keep in mind there will be thousands of competitors at these events and TOs will be charged with overlooking a number of matches at once. They cannot be asked to make sure everyone desyncs. It’s just easier to ban them. You have months to find an alternative, anyway.


and considering there are at least 3 fightpads on the market that are wired + wired fightsticks, it should be fine.


Its impossible to desync your OWN controller.

This is why its the responsibility of the people who come up to play a match to delete the previous controllers on the console.
Each judge at EVO is assigned to look at 4-6 matches at once, it is NOT hard to catch a pause at all.


this system you are proposing is bound to fail at a large tournament. They gave players a break last year but there are plenty of pad options now.


Those pads are completely different from the DS4 pad. I also don’t like having six face buttons.


It doesn’t fail though. Especially since there is a judge for every four-six stations.

It’s NOT hard at all to remove the controllers at all.
Settings -> Devices -> bluetooth -> Disconnect all controllers that aren’t yours + opponents.

Quite literally the only way this will fail is if players are dumb and forget to do the process. Which is their fault and they deserve to have their match interrupted for being ignorant.


or you could ban wireless controllers and not worry about it someone forgetting.

and on the six button thing, use 4 of them and the triggers.


For an event as big as EVO…I think that’s more of an inconvenience for the TO/judges.


Get used to it.