The Spike Nations is back

Now that the Valorant Champions are over, we will have to keep the fans busy until the beginning of next season. That's why this year again Riot Games is partnering with BLAST to propose a third edition of the tournament Spike Nations.

The Spike Nations is back! Created in 2020, this competition brings together 12 teams from different locations across EMEA region. Each roster is made up of professional players, as well as influencers and streamers from the VCT, VRL and Game Changers.

The objective? To win, yes, but above all to share the cashprize of €60,000. This will then be donated to associations chosen by the winning teams. Last year, Eastern Europe won the tournament and received €14,000, which was donated to Te Aud Romania.

The tournament will take place on 14, 15 and 16 October next year, a three-day competition. It will start with a group stage where teams will be divided into three groups. The top two teams will then advance to a direct elimination phase. But beware, performance will not be the only factor in qualifying for the elimination phase. Fans will also be able to make donations to support their favourite team. At the end of the group stage, the two teams with the most donations will be guaranteed a place in the next round of the competition.

Here's the list of participants :

  • United-Kindgom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Nordic countries
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Israel)
  • ANMO (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya)

At the moment we do not know the composition of the teams but this should probably be revealed in the coming days.

Last year's event was met with fantastic enthusiasm from the players and we are pleased to be able to work with BLAST again to bring you Spike Nations for a third time. After another exciting year for VALORANT, both in-game and in our professional competitions, we look forward to seeing our fans cheering on their nations and their favourite creators, pro players and personalities on stage!

Felix Morgan, Head of Action Games, EMEA for Riot Games

If you want to know more about the event, you can go directly to the Valorant website. Finally, you can follow the competition on the BLAST Twitch channel.