With multitude of tournaments being hosted, it is inevitable that some tournaments will be clashing together in dates. The tournaments in question right now are PGL Minor qualifier and the ESEA LAN. With PGL already moving some qualifiers for the PGL Krakow in order to make way for ESL hosted tournaments, they will not be moving this qualifier.
Certain teams will definitely be feeling the brunt of this decision. If a team decides not to attend the ESEA LAN, they will be banned from the next full year. At the same time, the Major forms one of the must go to events for any CSGO team.
Sucks that PGL chose to place the minor qualifier on the same day as the ESEA LAN. NA teams would get a 1 yr ban from ESEA if they back out.
— DeKay (@NWDeKay) April 28, 2017