March 18th, 2022
The EVO 2022's ruleset explicitly states that both the Cross|Up and Smash Box are legal!
A couple of years ago, EVO announced the legality of Cross|Up and Smash Box after the ending of the Cross|Up Kickstarter. This ruleset was set before the pandemic, and there has not been an in-person EVO since then. But now EVO has declared their ruleset again, ahead of EVO 2022, which will allow all three of our controllers: Hit Box, Smash Box, and Cross|Up.
We are excited to see EVO accepting and affording innovation within the fighting game community. And we look forward to seeing our community at the event in August!
You can find EVO's current ruleset here: https://www.evo.gg/rules
May your inputs be blessed,
Hit Box | Cameron