NiP reveal Young Ninjas roster

The Swedish organization has announced the four players that are joining Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson in the academy team.

The Young Ninjas roster has been set by NIP, who had shown a small preview in December of 2020 with the announcement of coach Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson and ztr, the team's in-game leader.

Joining the 17-year-old shot-caller in the starting lineup are Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak, Anton "⁠Sapec⁠" Palmgren, and former flowskola duo Linus "⁠nilo⁠" Bergman and Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant.

NIP's ambition to foster grassroots talent was announced in late 2020 with the creation of Path of a Ninja, a program for players before they join academy teams. Not long after that, however, the Swedish organization stated that the project had evolved and would be "an Academy Team banner for a wider pool of talents to play under" instead of them picking out just one or two players from every Eliteserien season.

"Embarking on the journey of academy squads while focusing on providing extra value to the Swedish grassroots is one of the most exciting things we’ve done for a while," says Jonas Gundersen, NiP’s Chief Operating Officer. "The guys we’ve picked here are a great mix of leadership, talent and raw skill. It’s our ambition that the Young Ninjas will be the pathway into the A team in the future, and we’ve got a lot of formidably interesting tournaments lined up for the guys to prove themselves in. Can’t wait to see this project evolve over the next years - we’re in it for the long run!"

Having completed their roster, Young Ninjas are now ready to compete, and will start their journey on Friday at 19:00 against Project X in the first round of the Shadow League Season 1's Swiss stage.

Young Ninjas are:

Sweden Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson
Sweden Linus "⁠nilo⁠" Bergman
Sweden Tim "⁠Mann3n⁠" Isak
Sweden Love "⁠phzy⁠" Smidebrant
Sweden Anton "⁠Sapec⁠" Palmgren

Sweden Frederik "⁠JAEGARN⁠" Andersson (coach)

Sweden Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Anton 'Sapec' Palmgren
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
31
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Love 'phzy' Smidebrant
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Sweden Linus 'nilo' Bergman
Linus 'nilo' Bergman
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
28
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.71
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Sweden Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Tim 'Mann3n' Isak
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.74
YUNG NINJAS
2021-01-15 17:18
12 replies
gl to them
2021-01-15 17:19
Where is Get_right???
2021-01-15 17:20
7 replies
in dead ninjas
2021-01-15 17:21
6 replies
lol
2021-01-15 17:24
delete this! He legend
2021-01-15 17:49
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-01-15 18:07
lmao
2021-01-15 18:14
Not cool how dare u
2021-01-15 18:52
hltv.org admin here, delete this post
2021-01-15 21:51
WTF YOU ARE ALWAYS #1
2021-01-15 17:29
YIP
2021-01-15 18:30
Yng ninjas
2021-01-15 18:51
lets go swedish major
2021-01-15 17:18
Good luck mens))
2021-01-15 17:19
#4
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Sweden Zolity
gl
2021-01-15 17:19
#5
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Sweden eddex76
nice
2021-01-15 17:19
#7
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Argentina zrmkr
They are young ninjas in pijamas
2021-01-15 17:19
1 reply
Ninjas in Pampers sound better
2021-01-15 17:46
#9
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Finland ManLikeRopz
GOD LUCK
2021-01-15 17:19
#10
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Namibia Nt_NoScene
cool
2021-01-15 17:20
Where’s maxster? Swedish super talent Only 15 years old
2021-01-15 17:20
5 replies
#13
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Finland EdiEz
Maybe too young?
2021-01-15 17:21
he doesnt even have a hltv page
2021-01-15 17:27
Maybe too young?
2021-01-15 17:31
Who?
2021-01-15 17:33
NT Maxster
2021-01-15 17:39
yikes
2021-01-15 17:22
#16
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Sweden Zaser5
gl
2021-01-15 17:22
GL
2021-01-15 17:24
gl
2021-01-15 17:27
expected
2021-01-15 17:28
#24
akez | 
Finland 0lter
still better than dognitas
2021-01-15 17:31
ez 4 phzy, #weebsin
2021-01-15 17:32
no forest and Get_Right no major, feelsawful mens...
2021-01-15 17:32
#27
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Kazakhstan Mus1kkk
No chawzy, no joel, no svedjehed = dead team
2021-01-15 17:32
they don't wear pyjamas
2021-01-15 17:33
They should have called their team Ninjas in diapers
2021-01-15 17:36
JAEGARN I remember him being most known for his frag movies rather than skill.
2021-01-15 17:36
1 reply
he is coach for a reason
2021-01-15 17:40
NILO KEKW
2021-01-15 17:37
20 y/o youngster, hahahahahahaha
2021-01-15 17:42
#36
Snax | 
Europe skrekc
No chawzyyy :(
2021-01-15 17:44
#37
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Israel Xpicyy
glgl
2021-01-15 17:46
Holy shit.........JAEGARN⁠!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o What a freaking legend. youtube.com/watch?v=KFsoJoufUGA youtube.com/watch?v=3xy3qKzWhng One of the best cs 1.6 movies.
2021-01-15 17:47
#41
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Czech Republic fykseN1g
ztr xDDD
2021-01-15 17:49
thaiboy goon im a young ninja
2021-01-15 17:51
#43
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Kazakhstan Tikolelele
twist < any of these guys
2021-01-15 17:53
Never see any of them in tier 2-3 games ever . . . . Good luck to them
2021-01-15 17:54
1 reply
#60
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Sweden Nappev
Domestic competition
2021-01-15 18:38
#45
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Lithuania rewarka
Mans !!!!
2021-01-15 17:58
Finally. Now we have Ninjas in Pampers
2021-01-15 18:01
WHO?
2021-01-15 18:01
#48
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Georgia Megobari
They have shit main roster and they're doing the second roster, lol
2021-01-15 18:02
Best of luck nilo! Me and brother Marcus will follow you from work.
2021-01-15 18:04
#50
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Portugal 69_mL
NAVI JR will smash them
2021-01-15 18:06
+chawzyyy +joelxd +Svedjehed
2021-01-15 18:20
2 replies
+1 even tho svedjehed could probably play for a real team
2021-01-15 18:36
why would svedjehed downgrade.. just to have the nip logo? hes doing pretty well in lilmix, young ninjas arent in his level
2021-01-15 18:43
nice
2021-01-15 18:21
Mannen
2021-01-15 18:25
ywho?ung ninjas
2021-01-15 18:27
#59
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Sweden Nappev
YOUNG NINJAS IN PARIS
2021-01-15 18:38
yes nilo, the worst player from flowskola
2021-01-15 18:44
only one of them has a rating above 1.0 ahahahahahah
2021-01-15 18:52
1 reply
#66
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France margheriti
two of them actually
2021-01-15 18:55
phzy <3
2021-01-15 19:02
#68
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Australia popoto
OMEGALUL
2021-01-15 19:14
wtf is this team lol
2021-01-15 19:32
tier 15 news
2021-01-15 19:33
Lost the opportunity to call it "Ninjas in Diapers".
2021-01-15 19:40
#72
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Sweden RSKcsgo
What happens if young ninjas meet nip in major? same logo and all xd
2021-01-15 20:10
#73
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Sweden muggz__
"Frederik"
2021-01-15 21:48
#75
NiKo | 
Poland SebL
ztr is really good, I have seen nilo play and I don't think he showed to good of a game. The other 3 I have never heard of before. GL with this project.
2021-01-15 23:26
expected
2021-01-15 23:29
Mann3n baws
2021-01-16 00:38
Yo les noobs, Should have signed Lilmix tbf.
2021-01-16 11:42
what is it with terrible teams making youth rosters with absolute bums? what is this gonna achieve? how about fixing your shit main roster first
2021-01-16 15:03
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