Young Ninjas win WePlay Academy League Season 6

Erik "⁠ztr⁠" Gustafsson's troops claimed revenge over Spirit Academy to take home the title.

Young Ninjas have won WePlay Academy League Season 6, beating Spirit Academy 2-1 (7-16 Dust2, 16-11 Vertigo, 16-8 Nuke) in the grand final to clinch the title and recover from being knocked down to the consolidation final on Saturday.

The Swedes put a halt to Spirit Academy's run through the event, in which they had topped Group B and gone through the playoff bracket unscathed, even defeating Young Ninjas in the upper bracket final in 2-0 fashion.

The Young Ninjas take home their first-ever WePlay Academy League title

The same result didn't occur in the title decider, however, with Young Ninjas opting for an entirely different map pool in their rematch against the Ukraine-Russia combine. Rather than take the battle to Mirage and Overpass, ztr and company chose to ban the former and left Dust2 in the pool, the map they ultimately lost to Spirit Academy at the onset of the series.

Young Ninjas had almost no chance to fight on the map and were simply outclassed by a strong offensive effort from Spirit Academy, who put up nine flawless rounds to kick things off before later claiming victory, 16-7.

The Ninjas were put up against the ropes on Vertigo, an early 3-1 lead on the T side falling away rapidly as Spirit Academy won eight of the following nine rounds. The Swedish side rallied back right at the end of the half, winning two last rounds and carrying momentum into their own defensive effort, which proved to be almost impenetrable as they won nine rounds off the break before clinching the win shortly afterward.

From there, Young Ninjas took control of the series, making up for a 1-4 start on Nuke by running away with the lead on the CT-side, pulling ahead by three rounds at the break. Momentum was again maintained after the halftime switch, six rounds on the T side immediately putting the Swedish team on match point before they again took home the win, 16-8, to secure victory in the series.

Matchpage
1
2
20th November 2022
16
Dust2
7
11
Vertigo
16
8
Nuke
16
 Spirit Academy K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
58 - 44 +14 82.9 1.25
19 - 17 +2 46.2 1.16
48 - 48 0 71.6 1.13
54 - 60 -6 75.1 1.06
29 - 41 -12 50.2 0.98
45 - 53 -8 57.8 0.86
 Young Ninjas K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
60 - 51 +9 85.8 1.19
54 - 46 +8 72.8 1.12
55 - 50 +5 78.3 1.07
42 - 57 -15 74.1 1.01
50 - 50 0 68.8 0.99

WePlay Academy League Season 6 final standings:

1. Sweden Young Ninjas - $45,000
2. Ukraine Spirit Academy - $20,000
3. Ukraine NAVI Junior - $15,000
4. Europe MOUZ NXT - $8,000
5-6. Europe OG Academy - $4,000
5.6 Sweden PROSPECTS - $4,000
7-8. Denmark Astralis Talent - $1,500
7-8. Europe fnatic Rising - $1,500
9-10. Brazil FURIA Academy - $500
9-10. Germany BIG Academy - $500
11-13. Denmark Flames Ascent
11-13. Norway Apeks Rebels
11-13. Finland ENCE Academy
14. Brazil MIBR Academy

Sweden Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Erik 'ztr' Gustafsson
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
476
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
gg
2022-11-20 22:41
1 reply
wtf 6v5
2022-11-20 22:59
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Wp
2022-11-20 22:41
7 replies
Kovana
2022-11-20 22:42
6 replies
#28
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Finland Cucumber))
Kovana!
2022-11-21 05:17
5 replies
no more HAVUJA?
2022-11-21 05:18
4 replies
#30
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Finland Cucumber))
Havuja aswell :D
2022-11-21 05:19
3 replies
2 replies
#32
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Finland Cucumber))
Yeah :( Finnish cs scene is just getting smaller at least in terms of teams
2022-11-21 05:47
1 reply
Rip finland mens((
2022-11-21 05:48
LETS GO
2022-11-20 22:41
ez
2022-11-20 22:42
#GoNinjas
2022-11-20 22:42
#7
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Sweden Niccon88
Gg
2022-11-20 22:43
#8
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Sweden KennyKEX
Letsgooo
2022-11-20 22:43
Am i blind or do all spirit players have all 3 bullets glowing except sotfik who has only 2, did they play 6v5 first 2 maps?
2022-11-20 22:43
3 replies
Softik played 2nd half of d2 and 1st half of vtg
2022-11-20 22:50
2 replies
is that even allowed?
2022-11-21 05:48
1 reply
probably tech issue
2022-11-21 08:47
#10
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Sweden muinimula
congrats boiiiisss
2022-11-20 22:43
nice, gj
2022-11-20 22:46
EZ FOR ALEKSIB
2022-11-20 22:47
ez
2022-11-20 23:15
Congratz
2022-11-20 23:16
Nice
2022-11-20 23:27
GGs
2022-11-20 23:33
Wp youngsters!
2022-11-20 23:36
#20
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Sweden gNeJS
Ggwp
2022-11-20 23:37
Deserved, congrats!
2022-11-20 23:46
Wow..young ninjas have made more then nip in prize money -_-
2022-11-20 23:52
1 reply
#25
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Sweden op266
Nope not at all
2022-11-21 01:50
#23
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Sweden MasterHimi
Hooly W
2022-11-21 00:24
#24
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Finland AliSabid
Damn gg
2022-11-21 00:41
what happen to VAC, there's a ztr on the server
2022-11-21 02:27
Good work!
2022-11-21 03:24
Nice nilo!
2022-11-21 08:59
1 reply
#44
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Kosovo Maltin
I really hope they promote Nilo to main roster. He is so skilled in all aspects
2022-11-22 22:03
#37
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Sweden royahl
Wp YN! Especially my home-boy Maxster
2022-11-21 10:08
Eztr
2022-11-21 10:57
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
LETS GO ZTR get him in some Tier 2 Swedish or Intl lineup
2022-11-21 11:35
ok
2022-11-21 11:55
#43
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United Kingdom wellhyper
5 vs 6 and still won. Veri Noice
2022-11-21 23:07
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