A request to all World Ranking contestants:

Thank you for your participation in the Sonic Adventure community.

Recently, it has been discovered that a non-standard controller sold in some parts of the world allows players to move slightly faster than those using standard Dreamcast controllers. (This is due to different analog output values in the non-standard controller.)

In order to keep the World Rankings fair for contestants worldwide, we ask that all participants only use the standard Dreamcast controller in all future competitions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Also, for all future World Ranking events, we will select competitive events and stages very carefully, to minimize any differences caused by the use of non-standard controllers.

We ask for your cooperation in making sure that Sonic players worldwide can enjoy these competitions.

- the Sonic Team