When it was announced that the Krakow Major would be taking place pretty much a week after ESL One Cologne many worried that some big name teams would skip the event. Then when it was announced that Astralis would be doing just that many assumed this would become a comment trend, that however did not happen and Cologne is full of the best teams in the world.
It seems that one of the reasons for this is that ESL has allowed teams to continue using their practice areas for a short while even after they have been knocked out of the competition.
The practice area at #ESLOne Cologne is open until next week so teams flying directly to Krakow can use it until then.
— Ulrich Schulze (@theflyingdj) July 7, 2017
This move means that teams can go straight from Cologne to the Major without having to worry about missing extra days of practice or have to stop off somewhere else for a few days in order to be able to play. Props to ESL for doing this.