Gotta go with Wolfpack on this one, there is no way for you to tell if someone swaps out to use banned consoles during the fight. Gateway generally only updates when you zone and not always then. It has kept me in the same ship/build for hours even though I have swapped several times. Additionally, even if it did update regularly, the other team can just look at what you're using and compensate for it.
I'd say remove the console rule and say no more than 2 of any captain class. so you would have more rounded teams of say 2 tacs, 2 science, 1 eng or whatever.
i am canceling the pvp tournament only 3 fleet sign up. i think Pvp community is to badly damage. we have players insulting players and fleets and this is hurting pvp. To many know it all in the game to bad they cant keep there mouth shut and enjoy the game. To many fleet want rules to catered to thier playing style this is not burger king have it your way. If your a true pvper you will adopted. now moving on to better thing.