Blast has teamed up with Riot Games to bring back the Spike Nations Valorant tournament for a second installment this month, and Team UK has been revealed.
The three-day online tournament features 12 EMEA-based teams made up of professional esports players, popular gaming personalities and streamers, each representing their country or region, with € 60,000 donated to charity. It takes place from October 7 to 9, 2021.
Blast unveiled the Teams today, and Team UK includes content creator Guild Esports SoMarcus, game leader Rix.GG Lightning Jupi (who recently reached the VCT Game Changers EMEA Series 1 Finals), streamer Karagii ( who recently joined T1), game leader Fnatic, Booster, and teammate Mistic.
The British team was placed in group two, along with Poland, Spain and DACH, aka Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH).
Blast announced the team’s other lineups on the Blast Valorant’s Twitter page today.
The tournament will create fundraising opportunities.
The tournament consists of three groups of four. The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stage, and Valorant’s latest card addition, Fracture, will also feature in the tournament.
The full list of competing nations is as follows:
- United Kingdom Team
- French team
- Spain team
- Portugal team
- Nordic Team
- Poland team
- Team Turkey
- SIC team
- Italy team
- Team DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
- Benelux team (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
- Eastern European team
Leo Matlock, Vice President of Commercial at Blast, said: “The return of Spike Nations for a second year is a testament to the quality of the reception given to the inaugural event in 2020 by the Valorant community.
“We have made some exciting additions to the tournament, added new teams made up of more nations than before. We look forward to rekindling old rivalries and creating fun storylines for fans to enjoy. “
Felix Morgan, Valorant Product Manager Europe, added: “After hearing such positive feedback from creators and fans alike at last year’s Spike Nations event, we are partnering with Blast this year. to deliver something even bigger and better.
“We have some great surprises in store and we are confident that this year will be an even better experience for the fans. We can’t wait to see our national teams fight for a good cause.
Last year’s first-ever Spike Nations took place in November, with 10 teams competing against each other. The final saw the Portugal team beat the UK team 2-0.
In other recent news from the Valorant tournament, Razer just announced an EU Invitational.
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