What is the Premier Series?
Life Force Ninja is proud to be one of eight gyms worldwide hosting the brand new Premier Series competition! 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.
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.
The Premier Series is an elite competition series for all ages! Athletes from all eight divisions from standard WNL competitions will be able to qualify to compete in the Premier Series.
Here’s how the current WNL age divisions will qualify to the various divisions hosted at Premier Series competitions:
- Kids 6-8
- Mature Kids 9-10
- Preteens 11-12
- Teens 13-14
- Young Adults 15-17, Adults 18-39, Masters 40+
- Elite 15+
Athletes 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.
Premier Series competitions seek to showcase the best athletes in the ninja community. This exciting new series will only be open to a select group of elite athletes. Focusing on this elite field will provide top ninjas the platform they need to promote their abilities. Top athletes will be invited to attend based on their performance across various ninja competitions. Here’s how you can qualify:
- Standings: 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%.
- Season 8 World Championships: 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 World Championship 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.
- Invitation: 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.
- All competitors will first run a mini course (1 minute or less) to determine seeding for the main course. The higher you place in the mini course, the later you run in the main course.
- The main course will use a new “Challenge” rules format. This Challenge Course style allows for two obstacle retries throughout the duration of the course. However, athletes are only allowed to use one retry on an obstacle (meaning that athletes who fail an obstacle will only be allowed to use 1 retry on that obstacle). The athlete’s time on the course is stopped when they have either timed out, or failed (fail here refers to either fail on a retry attempt, or failing an obstacle with no retry attempts left). When the athlete is on the course, retry attempts will be handled by the following procedure. Timer is paused as soon as athlete fails the obstacle on their first attempt of the obstacle. The course resetter resets the obstacle, and once the ref feels that the course is ready, they count the athlete back in (3-2-1-go), and un-pause the timer (if an athlete chooses to take additional rest or has not returned to the block by the count in that is ok, but their time does begin when the ref does their count in). If the athlete completes the obstacle, they receive a complete, but if they fail, their time is stopped, and the course is reset for the next runner. Each athlete will have an overall time limit on the course, this time will account for the pauses taken for retries, however the overall time for an athlete will not include the pause times.
Cash and/or prizes will be distributed across all divisions. Final details are to be determined!
Competition Dates at Life Force Ninja: September 23-24
Division run times are to be determined.
Event cost is $115 base price, or $135 including the photo package. Photo package will include digital copies of photos taken during your run.
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