Uh, “no wireless controllers” is not about EVO making some arbitrary decision or trying to save money or whatever. The policy (as has been explained many times, very clearly) is because wireless controllers are very likely to create problems for you, the player. Despite the testing you have done in your backyard or wherever, this is a problem that Microsoft itself acknowledges, so it’s not like anyone is making stuff up to make your life difficult.
Things to worry about:
–random interference (lots of wireless signals all through the hotel)
–interference from other wireless controllers
If you do get “interfered with” and a random move comes out at a tense moment, there is absolutely no way to prove the interference since many of the causes will be semi-random. The “no wireless controllers” is designed to protect YOU, the player–EVO has no interest in it, apart from wanting people to be able to perform at their best.
That said, we’ve talked it over, and as far as we’re concerned, it’s your funeral. So, officially, you’re allowed to bring your wireless controller and play on it. What you are not allowed to do is to restart any matches or claim controller issues of any kind if you are playing on a wireless controller. This means if someone else walks by with a wireless controller and accidentally hits start, and this causes your game to pause, you lose. We have NO WAY to control this, so by playing on a wireless controller, this is the kind of thing you are risking.
Of course you are free to switch controllers between matches if there is a problem, but during a match there is no way we can allow wireless players to make a complaint, since any number of crazy things might have caused the issue. If you can live with this, go ahead and play. I hope you’re right about interference not being an issue, but we STRONGLY ADVISE against using a wireless controller. Anyone who chooses to do so does so entirely at their own risk.
I’ve never heard of a competitive player that would take a needless gamble like that, but if you are willing to make this nutty sacrifice, I’m inclined to let you roll the dice.