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?

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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

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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

Group A

TEAMWINSLOSSES
Team CIS20
Team Eastern Europe21
Team Turkey12
Team Nordics02

Group B

TEAMWINSLOSSES
Team DACH20
Team Spain21
Team Poland12
Team UK02

Group C

TEAMWINSLOSSES
Team Italy20
Team Portugal21
Team France12
Team Benelux02

October 7

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Turkey0 – 1Team CIS
Team Nordics0 – 1 Team Eastern Europe
Team CIS1 – 0Team Easter Europe
Team Turkey1 – 0Team Nordics
Team Easter Europe1 – 0Team Turkey

October 8

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team UK0 – 1Team DACH
Team Poland0 – 1Team Spain
Team DACH1 – 0Team Spain
Team UK0 – 1Team Poland
Team Spain1 – 0Team Poland
Team Italy1 – 0Team Benelux
Team Portugal0 – 1Team France
Team Italy1 – 0Team France
Team Benelux0 – 1Team Portugal
Team France0 – 1Team Portugal

October 9

Quarterfinals

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Spain0 – 1Team Easter Europe
Team Italy 1 – 0Team UK
Team CIS1 – 0Team France
Team DACH 1 – 0Team Portugal

Semifinals

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Easter Europe2 – 1Team Italy
Team CIS2 – 0Team DACH

October 10

Grand Final

TEAMSCORETEAM
Team Eastern Europe2 – 1Team CIS

Format of BLAST Spike Nations 2

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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

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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.

Group A

  • Team Turkey
  • Team Nordics
  • Team Eastern Europe
  • Team CIS

Group B

  • Team United Kingdom
  • Team Poland
  • Team Spain
  • Team DACH

Group C

  • Team Italy
  • Team Portugal
  • Team France
  • Team Benelux

Where to watch the BLAST Spike Nations 2

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Valorant fans can watch the matches live on BLAST’s official Twitch channel.

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