The World Ninja League is proud to introduce our new Premier Series. The Premier Series will feature the top 25% of athletes from around the globe. This series will push athletes to their limits, challenging them on courses designed by the best course designers, featuring the most insane new obstacles. The World Ninja League Premier Series is the ultimate test of strength, speed, and agility, and promises to be the hottest ninja competition of the summer.
Every week, the competition series will be in a different corner of the globe, searching for the top athletes to qualify for the Premier Series Finals happening this fall. This Premier Series is not just another obstacle course competition – it’s a showcase of the world’s best athletes, competing on the toughest courses and pushing the limits of what is possible.
Continue reading to learn more about this incredible new competition series.
Athletes who finish in the top 25% of their division from the athletes in their region in this year’s home region standings will be invited to compete in this year’s Premier Series. Invitations are exclusive to athletes in the top 25%.
Athletes who finish in the top 25% of their division when compared to the other athletes competing from their region at this year’s Tier 1 Championships will be invited to compete in this year’s Premier Series. Invitations will be exclusive to athletes in the top 25%. This is true even if the athletes in the top 25% have previously been invited because they were in the top 25% of their home region standings.
The World Ninja League is teaming up with various leagues and organizations worldwide to ensure the top athletes from each corner of the globe are eligible to compete. Elite athletes across all age divisions may receive invitations to compete based on recommendations from host facilities, national governing bodies and other similar organizations.
The placement course is a preliminary course designed to determine the run order for the longer, more intense Challenge Course.
On this course, ninjas are timed and ranked based on their performance using the WNL’s flow course format, and the results are used to determine their starting position in the subsequent Challenge Course.
The better a runner performs on the placement course, the more advantageous their starting position will be in the main event.
This type of course will be designed to test a ninja’s endurance and features a course style that is similar to the endurance mini course/skill featured at the World Championship.
The placement course is a critical component of the Premier Series Format!
The challenge course is the centerpiece of any Premier Series Qualifier, designed to test the endurance and agility of the world’s best Ninja Athletes.
Athletes will have the opportunity to run the course once, with two retry attempts allowed throughout their attempt.
However, if an athlete fails an obstacle, they will only be allowed to use one retry attempt on that particular obstacle.
An athlete’s overall time on the course is measured, accounting for any pauses taken during retry attempts. The course will be reset for each retry attempt, and the timer will be paused during rest. Once the ref gives their countdown (signaling the course is reset) the timer resumes, ensuring a fair and consistent experience for all runners.
The course is designed with obstacles that require skill and strategy to navigate, and the challenge is heightened by the limited number of retry attempts.
Athlete’s age will be determined by the athletes age on Jan 1, 2023. This is the same cutoff as the World Ninja League’s Season 8.
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