Astralis to skip ESL One Cologne
Astralis have decided against attending ESL One Cologne, the Danish organisation have announced.
In a Twitter post, Astralis justified the decision with the team's congested fixture during the Summer, combined with their "dream" of defending their Major title in Krakow.
The playoffs of ESL One Cologne will run from July 7-9 at LANXESS Arena. With PGL Major Krakow starting just a week later, some teams are expected to decline an invitation to the ESL tournament and prioritise the Valve-sponsored event.
Astralis will not attend this year's ESL One Cologne
Still, SK, Virtus.pro and FaZe have already confirmed their attendance at ESL One Cologne, with more big-name teams due to be revealed in the weeks to come. The prize distribution and the schedule for the group stage of the tournament have not yet been revealed.
To all the fans asking about our participation in the ESL One Cologne event. pic.twitter.com/rVhJeDMrTU— Astralis (@astralisgg) April 3, 2017