Well first seeing this whitelist would make sens, i mean some of the items that were banned before should not be the case today, Dragon fury, rescue ranger (without wrangler) that has been unban, but what i don't really get is :
1- Items Still banned : such as BASE Jumper and Short circuit ( that has been nerfed since their last ban ).
2- Newly banned items : such as Sandman, Atomizer, Dalokohs bar, gloves of emergency; Pomson, Vita Saw and Darwin danger shield. What we could get from this is that ESEA is not trying to ban as little weapons as possible, and i don't even get why these weapons tbh, i mean Darwin Danger shield ? Really ? The Item that is only useful if you're facing a pyro in the other team, does it really need a ban ?
3- Finally Items that hasn't changed but got allowed : Machina (Mainly an upgrade to any weapons), Cow mangler (same), Natasha (tbh i would even see this one allowed, because it is not an absolute upgrade regarding other miniguns).
I'd like to get the idea of this whitelist really
edit: but i truly like the fact that at least some league changes their whitelist (Hi ETF2L, who is just waiting for people to say something about it to make it change, like why would blame Valve to update that slow if the league is even slower than Valve) i don't get this whitelist though.