Twelve teams will compete over three days for the second edition of the Spike Nations Valorant tournament.

Tournament organizer BLAST has teamed up with Riot Games to bring back the Spike Nations Valorant tournament. From October 7-9, 2021, Valorant fans will get to see their favorite players compete for their national teams on the server. 

The Spike Nations Valorant tournament features 12 EMEA-based teams. The teams comprise a mixture of professional players, gaming personalities and streamers playing for their national teams. For players, this is an opportunity to highlight their national talent and skill on an international level. 

Leo Matlock, VP of Commercial at BLAST, said: “Welcoming back Spike Nations for a second year is testament to how well the inaugural event in 2020 was received by the VALORANT community. We’ve made some exciting additions to the tournament, added new teams made up of more nations than before. We can’t wait to rekindle old rivalries and create fun storylines for fans to enjoy. 

BLAST has proven itself as the leading esports tournament organization and we are delighted to partner up again with Riot Games and create more incredible VALORANT experiences for fans who love the game or are experiencing it for the first time.”

Which teams will participate in the Spike Nations Valorant Tournament?

We have twelve teams taking part in the BLAST tournament. The national teams will see the best talent from each country on the international stage. Some teams feature a mix of players from multiple countries. Here are the twelve teams that will be part of this event:

  • Team United Kingdom
  • Team France
  • Team Spain
  • Team Portugal
  • Team Nordics
  • Team Poland
  • Team Turkey
  • Team CIS
  • Team Italy
  • Team DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)\
  • Team Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Team Eastern Europe

After hearing such positive feedback from both creators and fans during last year's Spike Nations event, this year we're partnering with BLAST to deliver something even bigger and better. We've got some great surprises in store and feel confident that this year will deliver an even better fan experience. We can't wait to see our country teams battling it out for a good cause.”

Felix Morgan, VALORANT Product Lead, Europe

Riot Games will donate €60,000 to charitable causes, more information on this will be available in the upcoming weeks. Last year, the BLAST Spike Nations tournament took place in November. Team Portugal defeated Team UK 2-0 in the Grand Finals.

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