BLAST Spike Nations 2 brings together the best Valorant players and streamers from the EMEA region for a charitable cause.
The competition will feature some of the biggest names in Valorant, such as VCT Stage 3 Masters champion Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin of Gambit Esports.
Other notable players include Acend’s Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek, Fnatic’s Jake “Boaster” Howlett, and CS:GO legend Kenny “kennyS” Schrub.
Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
What is the BLAST Spike Nations 2?
Spike Nations 2 is a charity event hosted by BLAST, Twitch, and Riot Games. The online tournament invites professional esports players from the Valorant Champions Tour, popular gaming personalities, and streamers to represent their nation or region.
They will all be playing for US$81,700 (£60,000) that will be donated to charitable causes.
Last year’s Spike Nations took place in November, with 10 teams competing against each other. The final saw Team Portugal beat Team United Kingdom, 2-0.
BLAST Spike Nations 2 schedule and results
The tournament kicks off on October 7, 2021, and runs until October 9, 2021.
All times and days are in GMT+8.
(Last updated October 9, 2021)
Group Stage Standings
|Team Eastern Europe||2||1|
|Team Turkey||0 – 1||Team CIS|
|Team Nordics||0 – 1||Team Eastern Europe|
|Team CIS||1 – 0||Team Easter Europe|
|Team Turkey||1 – 0||Team Nordics|
|Team Easter Europe||1 – 0||Team Turkey|
|Team UK||0 – 1||Team DACH|
|Team Poland||0 – 1||Team Spain|
|Team DACH||1 – 0||Team Spain|
|Team UK||0 – 1||Team Poland|
|Team Spain||1 – 0||Team Poland|
|Team Italy||1 – 0||Team Benelux|
|Team Portugal||0 – 1||Team France|
|Team Italy||1 – 0||Team France|
|Team Benelux||0 – 1||Team Portugal|
|Team France||0 – 1||Team Portugal|
|Team Spain||0 – 1||Team Easter Europe|
|Team Italy||1 – 0||Team UK|
|Team CIS||1 – 0||Team France|
|Team DACH||1 – 0||Team Portugal|
|Team Easter Europe||2 – 1||Team Italy|
|Team CIS||2 – 0||Team DACH|
|Team Eastern Europe||2 – 1||Team CIS|
Format of BLAST Spike Nations 2
The teams have been split into three groups with four squads each. All group stage matches will be best-of-ones.
The top two performing teams from each group will advance to the playoffs.
The playoffs will see eight teams competing in a single-elimination bracket. All matches will be best-of-ones, except for the Grand Final, which will be a best-of-three.
Teams competing in BLAST Spike Nations 2
The tournament highlights 12 teams representing their own individual nations or regions.
These include Spain, France, Poland, Turkey, Italy, DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Portugal, the United Kingdom, Northwestern Europe, CIS, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), and Eastern Europe.
- Team Turkey
- Team Nordics
- Team Eastern Europe
- Team CIS
- Team United Kingdom
- Team Poland
- Team Spain
- Team DACH
- Team Italy
- Team Portugal
- Team France
- Team Benelux
Where to watch the BLAST Spike Nations 2
Valorant fans can watch the matches live on BLAST’s official Twitch channel.