Looking through the player guide, I don’t see this explicitly stated.
It’s become a concern of mine ever since 3S became available on Kaillera. I’ve done many online matches since it came out, and I’ve determined I need a LOT more stick practice between now and the finals (especially with hit confirming). However, my execution with the pad is pretty good.
I know I’d be laughed at during the tournament, but I’m going to use Sirlin’s book as my defense. When he wrote about tiers, he said to pick the character you are most comfortable with. Wouldn’t it make sense for this to carry over to the controller you’re most comfortable with?
Again, because it’s not stated in the player guide, I’m just covering my bases to see if the option is available to me. If not, it’s no big deal.