The hard lane player of the team Hunkys from zavod Evgeny «XaKoH» Kochetov has criticized organizers of ESL One Katowice 2018 and The Bucharest Major 2018 that had scheduled close qualifiers to their championships for the same time. As a result, the team will have to miss one of the Major tournaments.
The player’s comment on the Vkontakte page:
«Close qualifiers to the Major are very interesting. You are fighting your way to two close qualifications to “ESL One Katowice 2018” и “The Bucharest Major 2018” with a great effort but in the end, matches are set for one time and you are given a choice - “Choose what you want to play”. It is considered that both tournaments are hosted by Valve and have to help each other, help teams with a schedule… but not so fast. Anyway, we will choose where to play and get a technical lose at the other qualifiers if no one from admins has second thoughts. Well played»
Hunkys from zavod passed to close qualifiers of both tournaments through open qualifiers. The qualifiers to the ESL championship started on January 9 and to the PGL tournaments on January 10.