Swedish esports organization NIP has made changes to their second Young Ninjas roster, saying goodbye to phzy, Sapec and LNZ. In their place, the club invited adamb, maxster and 7EMPORARY - no less young and talented players from Sweden.
A tough day, but we knew it would come eventually: it was time to let the majority of our young ninjas leave the nest to take the next step in their careers. LNZ, phzy and Sapec: it was a real blast. Some of them have already been trained - Linus and Love are both making their way into the TIER-1 scene with impressive first roster performances - showing that our big investment in talent development is paying off.
phzy, Sapec, and LNZ were the founding members of the original Young Ninjas line-up, formed in early 2021. During the season, esportsmen won Elisa Nordic Championship 2021 - Sweden and Atlantic Esportal Invitational, and also made it to the top three at Elisa Invitational Spring 2021, BLAST Rising 2021, WePlay Academy League Season 1, WePlay Academy League Season 2 and Ace X Stockholm Open 2021.
Young Ninjas' vision has always been to provide more quality learning opportunities for future Scandinavian players. This goes far beyond just finding one talent that can compete on the biggest stages, and much more than just developing young players - teaching the habits and mindset that will make our region the best in the discipline for decades to come. So far we have made great progress, but we still have a lot to learn and the coming years will be very interesting.
Jonas Gandersen, COO NIP
At the same time, phzy and LNZ managed to try themselves as part of an adult team, playing in several championships at once. However, the players have already managed to play several matches as an independent team, thus laying the foundation for a new path.
From now on, the composition of Young Ninjas is as follows:
- slap (coach).