Lately I've been thinking about entering a tournament. Part of it being so I can get it off my bucket list and the other being that I thought I would do pretty good in one. (Placing 1st or 2nd :^) Though, The more I thought about it. The more Questions it started to bring up. "What type of controller do you use in a tournament?" My previous understanding of it was that you need a FightStick given most of the other players I've seen in tournaments owning at least one. That line of thought changed recently though when I saw the "DEKILLSAGE" using a controller in Combo Breaker. So are you allowed to use a normal controller during a tournament? and if so, why do most people use a FightStick? Once I went down that line of thought those questions brought up even more questions! "What are FightStick compatible with anyway?" "Is it like a USB and just compatible with everything? Or is it console Specific?" "If so would you just need to keep buying Fightsticks/Parts for your FS to fit the needs of the upcoming tournament?" Sorry if I'm just rambling at this point, I Just really curious about the inner workings of organized 2-D Fighting Game tournaments. My questions still stand though, "How exactly does all this work?" is what I'm asking.