NiP announce "Path of a Ninja" talent program

The program will focus on developing Swedish CS:GO players of the future in cooperation with Tommy "⁠Potti⁠" Ingemarsson's Area Academy, which runs the Elitserien tournaments.

NiP has unveiled its talent program which will work on scouting, recruiting, and supporting a new generation of players together with the Swedish CS:GO tournament series Elitserien. After each season of Elitserien, two to three players that stand out will be added to the "Path of a Ninja" program, which aims to lower the gap between grassroots and professional CS:GO.

The players will be selected by a jury featuring Potti, a member of the original Ninjas in Pyjamas team and co-founder of the organization, as well as the team's current coach Björn "⁠THREAT⁠" Pers, their COO Jonas Gundersen, and Area Academy's Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson.

THREAT will help select the players for the talent program

Jonas Gundersen, NiP's Chief Operating Officer and a former CS 1.6 professional himself, sees the benefits of academy teams and six-player rosters, but points out there is a step before that which their project aims to help with: "We see the need to support the underlying ecosystem and provide ways into a potential academy team in the future".

Potti, the CEO of the company behind the Elitserien, Area Academy, adds that this project feels like "a full circle" as "the reason we became so successful during my first session in NIP 20 years ago is because we picked up young talents who we saw huge potential in".

The Svenska Elitserien Fall 2020 season will conclude the upcoming weekend, with four teams still in competition, including Max "⁠quix⁠" Lindkvist's Lilmix and DreamHack Open November attendees flowskola.

NiP's project makes them the latest Nordic organization to put emphasis on nurturing young talent. North have unveiled their long-term talent development strategy and partnership with Danish team AGF in September, while Astralis followed by launching their development program in November.

Sweden Tommy 'Potti' Ingemarsson
Tommy 'Potti' Ingemarsson
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Sweden Max 'quix' Lindkvist
Max 'quix' Lindkvist
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
745
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.14
Sweden Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Björn 'THREAT' Pers
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
54
KPR:
0.52
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Frederik 'JAEGARN' Andersson
Frederik 'JAEGARN' Andersson
Age:
-
Team:
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0.00
Maps played:
0
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0.00
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0.00
nip going japanese pog
2020-12-04 13:01
6 replies
Pat of an niña
2020-12-04 13:03
2 replies
nina is a somewhat common japanese name and ninja = japan so sorry but your opinion is wrong
2020-12-04 13:04
1 reply
Lol how is nina a japanese name
2020-12-04 18:57
The name is cringe tbh, also Naruto fans will now see a reference and spam it everywhere (I’m not a naruto hater)
2020-12-04 15:07
2 replies
+1 generic shonen weebs with an american flag are going to be spamming nip academy as naruto and making naruto references (I'm not a racist)
2020-12-04 16:15
1 reply
nip academy as naruto and making naruto references (I'm not a racist)
2020-12-04 18:01
#2
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Sweden quacke
bout to sign up
2020-12-04 13:02
8 replies
quacke is underrated
2020-12-04 13:17
1 reply
#47
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Sweden quacke
He sure is
2020-12-04 13:26
#82
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Namibia Nachofish
gl I was here Paaaaaag
2020-12-04 14:46
-messi +quacke to c9 when?
2020-12-04 16:16
4 replies
#100
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Sweden quacke
Contract is on the table, I just gotta sign it B)
2020-12-04 16:24
3 replies
GL men waiting for quacke hltv flair
2020-12-04 16:27
2 replies
#108
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Sweden quacke
Coming soon
2020-12-04 16:57
1 reply
#kolossen
2020-12-05 08:21
They saw the twitch copypastas of XI Wu way of the awp, and came up with NI PU path of a ninja.
2020-12-04 13:02
1 reply
xaxaxa +1
2020-12-04 13:03
Lol
2020-12-04 13:02
Naruto
2020-12-04 13:02
i thought there were gonna announce disbandment xd
2020-12-04 13:02
3 replies
Xd haha much funny
2020-12-04 13:03
2 replies
in the text before you click i saw ''NIP ANNOUNCE.....'' my dreams got crushed xd
2020-12-04 13:05
1 reply
#24
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Sweden ZikEiBoY
same
2020-12-04 13:12
#7
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Croatia Esketite
Good luck!
2020-12-04 13:03
ooff. What a cool name of program.
2020-12-04 13:04
#13
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Indonesia Kev252
Sounds like the title of the first episode of a ninja-themed anime
2020-12-04 13:05
Yeah nice cool but you have no talents ahahahah noobs
2020-12-04 13:05
1 reply
Flair checks out
2020-12-04 13:06
Nice, good luck
2020-12-04 13:05
My turn to shine!
2020-12-04 13:05
disband soon
2020-12-04 13:06
1 reply
#25
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Sweden ZikEiBoY
no u
2020-12-04 13:12
Nice
2020-12-04 13:08
nice concept for an academy team
2020-12-04 13:08
Pick some of the flowskola players. Huge potential in atleast 3 of them.
2020-12-04 13:10
23 replies
#27
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Sweden ZikEiBoY
joel, chawzyy and dottie and 2 of them are under 17
2020-12-04 13:14
2 replies
MistFire as well, even though he's a bit older if I remember it correctly
2020-12-04 13:24
1 reply
mistfire huge potential, 0.94 rating tier 5
2020-12-04 13:45
yea they are young and could be good under good leadership in the future
2020-12-04 13:15
1 reply
indeed. They have the passion that all the other swedish teams miss.
2020-12-04 13:25
#38
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Russia win73ry
Only joelxd.
2020-12-04 13:23
15 replies
no? dottie, chawzyy, Mistfire (argueable) as well.
2020-12-04 13:25
14 replies
#49
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Russia win73ry
MistFire could a good in-game leader, but I obviously can't judge on it. Chawzyyy is nothing much in my opinion, and dottie is actually fucking great, but wasn't he VAC Banned before? If I'm mistaken, then sorry.
2020-12-04 13:30
13 replies
MistFire's aim is quick and crisp clean, chawzyy and dottie are amazing and I don't know about the VAC part, sorry. The real question is, wtf is nilo doing in this team? :P
2020-12-04 13:30
12 replies
#59
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Russia win73ry
And there are also Svedjehed, isak from Lilmix who are very good. Perhaps Peppzor and ztr, too. NiP can definitely build a relatively strong academy team with the amount of talent Sweden's got, like Gambit did with the Youngsters roster back in the day. I'm looking forward to see it.
2020-12-04 13:41
5 replies
isnt svedjehed roughly coded from sweden-jehad?
2020-12-04 13:44
4 replies
#62
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Russia win73ry
Huh?
2020-12-04 13:44
Are you retarded or something?
2020-12-04 16:39
2 replies
No
2020-12-04 16:59
1 reply
Its his lastname
2020-12-04 22:59
the kids 15 hes performing fine he"ll only get better
2020-12-04 13:42
5 replies
#64
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Russia win73ry
yep
2020-12-04 13:45
1 reply
Edit wrong reply.
2020-12-04 16:39
I haven’t seen anything promising from him so far.
2020-12-04 14:01
2 replies
Yes ik hes playing avg i would call him a tier 3 player who should just retire or throw nine to five matches to make money if he was 20+ but the fact he is 15 i still have hope for the kid. Hes young and probably has a dream of joining a tier 1 team and going full pro and id love him to achieve what we all dreamt about when we were 15 playing csgo
2020-12-04 16:13
1 reply
Csgo wasn't out when I was 15.
2020-12-04 18:08
#52
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Sweden axelious
Yea, their should be an organisation willing to sign them and give them what they need to develop. Would be amazing if an org like The Alliance did it.
2020-12-04 13:30
1 reply
Indeed!
2020-12-04 14:02
#23
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Switzerland x676
hahhahhhaahhhhhhh
2020-12-04 13:11
sign chawzyy end of the program
2020-12-04 13:14
aWsemoe
2020-12-04 13:14
Disband nip shameful team
2020-12-04 13:14
JAEGARN⁠ :) frag movie youtube.com/watch?v=3xy3qKzWhng
2020-12-04 13:15
"Path to 5th-8th as your best result in NiP"
2020-12-04 13:17
just sign flowskola
2020-12-04 13:18
dattebayo?
2020-12-04 13:21
They need to fix their main team before worrying about this
2020-12-04 13:21
1 reply
#54
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Russia win73ry
They worry about this exactly to fix their main team.
2020-12-04 13:32
PHOH-TI BigPhish WAY OF THE NINJA
2020-12-04 13:24
God Potti
2020-12-04 13:25
Imagine telling your mum and dad as a 15 year old that: "I've got signed to the path of a ninja!".
2020-12-04 13:26
3 replies
Parents ask what the hell is that stupid shit 15 year old says "I might be able to make 5-10k a month playing videogames" Parents *🤩*
2020-12-04 14:10
2 replies
#81
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France Insidium
+1
2020-12-04 14:44
+1
2020-12-04 16:38
I thought they were gonna announce Heaton, Potti, GeT_RiGhT, F0rest and Fifflaren as new NiP roster 2020... Crushed dreams..... Crushed dreams....
2020-12-04 13:26
3 replies
can you guys imagine how cool this would be, no one would care if they win or lose because their personalities would make the world a better place when u see them on lan!!!
2020-12-04 13:32
2 replies
Spawn over fifffffflaren
2020-12-04 13:33
People would care when they get 16-0'd
2020-12-04 16:41
This should be a thing in every country.
2020-12-04 13:26
fisker heaton potti walle spawn <3 best org ever NiP i grow with this and this is real gods.
2020-12-04 13:28
#55
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Sweden Nappev
oop time to switch flair
2020-12-04 13:32
this programs are basically pay to play.
2020-12-04 13:36
Hard pog
2020-12-04 13:49
#66
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Iceland caverat
+1 for sweden
2020-12-04 13:53
cringe name
2020-12-04 13:55
3 replies
+1
2020-12-04 15:08
im 15 and very edgy, my life is very poggers and everything is cringe to me xD
2020-12-05 10:14
1 reply
thank you for showing your disabled badge on hltv that takes a lot of courage
2020-12-05 19:35
#68
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Poland SebL
Really interesting project, gl to NiP.
2020-12-04 13:56
Wasn't NiP broke not too long ago
2020-12-04 14:01
hahaahaha PATH OF A NOOB
2020-12-04 14:01
WHO THE F*** is this Potti? prolly some newfag
2020-12-04 14:02
1 reply
#112
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Sweden Fizze
bad bait tbf gl next time
2020-12-04 17:48
#74
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Portugal 69_mL
NAVI Junior > NiP
2020-12-04 14:04
#75
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Netherlands dabadpad
WEEB
2020-12-04 14:10
#77
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Hong Kong DG84
pathetic path of beeing bot xDD
2020-12-04 14:10
wkakwkakak boleh boleh...
2020-12-04 14:10
Good news for the swedish scene!
2020-12-04 14:14
probably most here have no clue who is potti , legend of counterstike just like spawn, element jonhy R ect .. amazing memories, i think it was cs 1.3 back then or even earlier .. btw first cs movie for your cultur, with some stars from that time.. maybe cs was still beta can t remember youtube.com/watch?v=JOTXF02otTg
2020-12-04 14:32
#84
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Denmark zeiko
ez
2020-12-04 15:01
#87
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Sweden RaaCCooN
NICE
2020-12-04 15:09
Weebs AYAYA
2020-12-04 15:21
#90
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Chile cristiaan
GL!
2020-12-04 15:22
Holy shit potti is still involved in cs? I had no idea
2020-12-04 15:34
#92
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Russia SW@G_2
Where can I sign up :D
2020-12-04 15:42
Potti funny name, it means poop/shid in Urdu.
2020-12-04 15:49
limited to swedish players?
2020-12-04 15:52
Very needed, swe talent pool has been meh for some time
2020-12-04 15:58
yep astralis way we gonna lock under the contracts every young player we can so no one else can have a competent team in 5 year cuz it worked perfectly fine in football
2020-12-04 16:11
#102
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Germany sommares
nt astralis fakers
2020-12-04 16:31
#103
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Canada J47
I am ready to embark on my path to being a ninja
2020-12-04 16:37
Good stuff.
2020-12-04 17:19
Path of a nothing in paypal
2020-12-04 17:22
#113
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Sweden Fizze
Time to apply
2020-12-04 17:57
#117
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Brazil oldStar
Naruto ?! WTF
2020-12-04 18:58
Nice NiP ! Fnatic doesent seen to care at all. Good job NiP ! <3
2020-12-05 02:05
This has been done before. numeros times in all versions of CS. Hope this time this is more thought out and structured form the ground up. best of luck to the 'Path' creation
2020-12-05 02:46
Path of a nipple 👀
2020-12-05 13:59
#124
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Switzerland hoooooray
They should make HeatoN, f0rest and G_R coaches for that
2020-12-05 14:00
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