They would only have to play the eu minor saying its harder by a long shot is a bit of an overstatement seeing the teams competing there. I mean NiP have not looked good at all with this roster even losing in a bo3 on lan to tyloo who had a stand in. ENCE had a great breakout performance at cologne and hope they can bring that into the minor. ex envy have had shit performances at every event they have gone to but they did well enough in the eu minor qualifier will have to wait and see. my point is the teams competiting in the EU minor are not as much of a threat as some may think and if getting a player like cromen would make the team better than wouldn't they have an easier team qualifying not to mention as op said they could choose and they would probably still choose the asia minor.