Starladder recently handed out invitations to their upcoming tournament. The tournament invites were sent out to several teams, some of which declined the invitations. The teams that declined the invitations were NIP and North. With CSGO calendar year being filled to the brim with tournaments and events, the players often are burnt out in form. Fatigue and overwork are some of the common problems in esports, especially Counter-Strike.
Just to clarify things out, all invites was issued on 14th of December, accord to @HLTVorg power rankings. Nip and North refused to participate, while VP was 9th on that moment. Nothing to do with current performance.
— Yehor Kolomiets (@EL_pANdaRL) January 24, 2018