Recently several teams have been facing problems with the ESL regulations about allowing teams to substitute players onto their active rosters. T1gris, the co-owner of HLTV has pointed out several important factors. ESL one Cologne 2017 have seen Heroic win matches with Cadian. At the same time players were being swapped mid-way through the qualifiers to the main event.
ESL One Cologne 2017 qual
– Heroic win with cadiaN playing
– es3tag plays the same qual for Tricked & doesn't make it
– Heroic sign es3tag afterwards and he plays for them at ESL One Cologne
How is that any different than steel playing for IMT in EPL & then signing for Liquid?
— Petar Milovanovic (@Tgwri1s) November 28, 2017