NIP have apparently declined an invitation to a tournament. The reason stated according to DeKay is in order to save strats for the minor in the upcoming Major.
NiP has declined at least one invitation to an event recently. Reason? Saving strats and prepping for the Minor. I'm not kidding.
— DeKay (@NWDeKay) February 9, 2017
NIP was removed from the legends status following their loss in the previous Major Group stage. Considering how big they were in the initial days of CSGO, it is surprising to see them falter on such a basic level. NIP have been and still are one of the most loved organisations in CSGO.