yeah fair enough, the disrespect some people show is absolutely unacceptable, and should not be tolerated. that is completely true. I also agree that NIP probably dont know when and if he's coming back either, as there isnt a standard protocol for this type of stuff, and that is all fine.
I still believe that they (NIP) could have handled it better externally, by giving some kind of update. It doesnt even have to be about device specifically, it could also just be : this will be our roster for the next 4/5 events regardless of what happens. Now, people will always keep wondering 'do you think device comes back at the major?' 'maybe he will play at IEM Cologne' 'i think he will return after the player break' etc etc
If you just be more straight forward as an organisation, i think, at least partially, the stupid comments will stop. Of course, there will always be morons that will ask and say stupid things anyway, but that unfortunately something you have to deal with.