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BLAST has teamed up with Riot Games to convey again the Spike Nations VALORANT match for a second installment in October (7-9 October).

The three-day on-line match options 12 EMEA-based groups made up {of professional} esports gamers, well-liked gaming personalities and streamers, every representing their nation or area, with €60,000 donated to charitable causes.

The Spike Nations format will create alternatives for funds to be raised and added incentives for groups to beat one another, upping the stakes within the course of. Each crew will likely be competing for nationwide glory as they tussle with every over three-days of VALORANT motion subsequent month.

The match consists of three teams of 4. The high two groups in every group will progress to the ultimate knockout stage. VALORANT’s newest map addition Fracture may also function within the match.

Further data within the coming weeks will likely be introduced on the format, groups, different match mechanics and the way the €60,000 will likely be donated to charity by Riot Games.

The nations competing embrace:

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

Leo Matlock, VP of Commercial at BLAST, mentioned: “Welcoming again Spike Nations for a second 12 months is testomony to how properly the inaugural occasion in 2020 was obtained by the VALORANT group. We’ve made some thrilling additions to the match, added new groups made up of extra nations than earlier than. We can’t wait to rekindle previous rivalries and create enjoyable storylines for followers to get pleasure from.

“BLAST has confirmed itself because the main esports match organisation and we’re delighted to associate up once more with Riot Games and create extra unbelievable VALORANT experiences for followers who love the sport or are experiencing it for the primary time.”

Felix Morgan, VALORANT Product Lead, Europe mentioned: “After listening to such optimistic suggestions from each creators and followers throughout final 12 months’s Spike Nations occasion, this 12 months we’re partnering with BLAST to ship one thing even greater and higher. We’ve bought some nice surprises in retailer and really feel assured that this 12 months will ship an excellent higher fan expertise. We can’t wait to see our nation groups battling it out for trigger.”

Last 12 months’s first ever Spike Nations happened in November with 10 groups competing towards one another. The ultimate noticed Team Portugal beat Team United Kingdom 2-0



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