How to Yakutia:
Get put in the tournament as a space filler, because no major civilisation in world history lived in the same area.
2) Expand rapidly as predicted, and get ranked #1 for the first seven parts (excluding part 0).
3) Once you’ve taken all the land you would have settled anyway, do nothing.
4) Be the last civ to fight in a war.
5) Fight a brutal war against the Inuit which does little more than wipe some cities off the map.
6) Get attacked by Korea and lose almost EVERYTHING.
7) Be stuck in Northern Russia for so long, doing so little, with no expansion prospects, that the community just wants you to die already.
8) Finally die.