Lausanne, Switzerland, February 7, 2023 – World Obstacle announced today the 2023 Ninja World Cup series has been confirmed with events in four continental regions. Ninja World Cup Asia will kick off the series, followed by Ninja World Cup Europe, Ninja World Cup North America, and finally Ninja World Cup Latin America. The World Cup format is a 100m speed competition like the mega-hit television shows Ninja versus Ninja, Team Ninja Warrior, and American Ninja Warrior Junior.
Ninja World Cup Asia is organized and produced by Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) and will be held from March 31st through April 2nd in ArcoVia City, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines in conjunction with World Obstacle.
World Cup Europe is being organized by Obstacle Sports Pro (OSPRO) and KolekTYw Ninja and will be held May 20 – 21st at the Sports and Entertainment Hall in Świecie, Poland.
The North American World Cup stop is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA, alongside the International Obstacle Sports Expo and is produced by World Obstacle and The ATS Team in conjunction with the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) World Series Finals, World Ninja Athlete Games (WNAG) Championships, and Federation of International Ninja Athletics (FINA) World Finals, July 28th -30th
Ninja World Cup Latin America wraps up the season and is hosted by Venezuela Obstacle Sports Federation in La Guairá, Venezuela, from September 30th through October 1st.
“We are excited to be producing Ninja World Cup Asia again”said event host POSF President Mr. Al Agra. “In addition to delivering the first Ninja World Cup for the season, we are facilitating friendship and solidarity for the obstacle sports community worldwide.”
“World Obstacle is excited to have world class organizers and locations for the Ninja World Cup Series this year” said FISO President Ian Adamson. “It is a privilege working with leading international event and television producers, including The ATS Team, the top production company and set shop for obstacle competition television shows worldwide. ATS, OSPRO and KolekTYw Ninja are collaborators with FISO on obstacle test events being proposed by UIPM for inclusion on Olympic program.”
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), is a Swiss based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represent the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 110 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.
About Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation
Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) is the national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing, Adventure Racing and Parkour in the Philippines. It is a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Philippine Sports Commission, and World Obstacle. POSF hosted and produced the 2022 Ninja World Cup Asia in Manila, Philippines.
About Venezuela Obstacle Sports Federation
Venezuela Obstacle Sports Federation (VOSF) is the national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing, Adventure Racing in Venezuela and is a member of World Obstacle. VOSF organized and produced the 2022 Ninja World Cup Colombia.
About Obstacle Sports Pro
Obstacle Sports Pro is a training centre and multisport complex for OCR and Ninja Warrior runs. OSPRO provides obstacle design and rentals for OCR and Ninja events. OSPRO created the “Ninja Series”, a multi-level Ninja league in Europe and organizes inter-school Ninja tournaments for children, regional series – competitions with a reduced difficulty level of obstacles – and the Ninja Series league, attended by players from all over Europe.
About KolekTYw Ninja
KolekTYw is a community of athletes who jointly create space and training facilities, by athletes for athletes. We unite around the common idea of KolekTYw (“together”), which has a training space with completely free classes. The organized competitions are an addition to the project and KolekTYw Ninja is the most demanding Ninja competition in Poland produced by Niecko Zdrowiej.
About The ATS Team
The ATS Team is a Production Company and Set Shop based in Los Angeles specializing in creating original formats, designing, and constructing television competition obstacles and sets. The company is famously known as the course builders for American Ninja Warriorand Ninja Warrior global franchise.
The Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA), is the official Global Ninja League of World Obstacle and promotes and organizes a series at Ninja obstacle course gyms and competitions across the world. They are hosting their world finals for the
Federation of International Ninja Athletics (FINA) is an international Ninja sport league that exists to help gyms, athletes, and the sport all grow together, at a healthy pace. FINA works with affiliate gyms to aid their growth and bring as many athletes to their events as possible.