Esports technology company GGTech Entertainment has announced that it will host the upcoming edition of the Spike Nations VALORANT tournament, set to take place this December in Spain.
The charity tournament will see national teams from several European countries and Turkey compete both online and offline, with prize money donated to charity after the tournament. The finals will take place at Gamergy, a gaming and esports fair in Madrid.
This is the fourth annual edition of the Spike Nations tournament. The event is jointly organised by Riot Games, Twitch, and GGTech Entertainment, and will feature a total of six teams. Team Spain, Team Italy, Team Germany, Team UK, Team Turkey, and Team France will participate in the event.
Their rosters will be announced in the coming weeks, and the first matches are set to be played in late October. The winners of the last edition, Team Benelux, will not participate in the event.
Interestingly, this year brings several important changes to the Spike Nations. The first one is a reduction in participants, with only six teams entering the tournament. The last two editions of the tournament saw 12 teams, and the first edition had 10 teams.
The second major change is the fact that BLAST is no longer involved in the event. The tournament organiser has been involved with the three previous editions of Spike Nations. However, for the latest edition GGTech Entertainment has been selected to organise and host the charity tournament. It is interesting to note that the LAN finals will take place in Spain, where GGTech is based.
GGTech is most known for its involvement in the UNIVERSITY Esports league in the UK and Ireland. Earlier this year the company purchased university esports organisation NUEL. Moreover, GGTech recently secured a collegiate-focused partnership with Riot Games.
Speaking of the finals, this will also be the first edition to have a LAN final. Both the semi-finals and finals will take place in December at the Gamergy event in Madrid, Spain. The event is also organised by GGTech, further driving the point of convenience and regional development.