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Team Portugal wins Valorant Spike Nations of Twitch: final results

Published: 2/Nov/2020 18:00 Updated: 9/Nov/2020 10:08

by Lauren Bergin

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Riot Games teamed up with Twitch to create a Valorant charity stream that brought together 10 teams from across Europe as they battled it out for a $100,000 charity prize pool.

With First Strike well underway in many regions across the globe, Riot Games also chose to collaborate with Twitch to bring Valorant fans even more action by organizing a large scale charity event.

Valorant Spike Nations of Twitch was a three-day event that saw 10 teams from across Europe duke it out in order to win a prize of $100,000 USD for charity With plenty of popular streamers joining in on the fun, it was a jam-packed three-day competition.

Spike Nations of Twitch: Stream

The event kicked off on November 6 at 3 AM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 AM GMT / 12 PM CET and ran through until November 8. You can catch up on the event through the official Valorant twitch channel, which we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Spike Nations of Twitch: Format

10 teams from across Europe were drafted into the charity steam, each of them captained by one of the Valorant community’s favorite streamers.

The teams were allocated into two groups of five, where a round-robin format determined the two top teams in that group. Those teams moved on to the semifinals, and the rest played out as you’d imagine.

The groups were as follows:

Group A Group B
Turkey CIS
France DACH (Germany)
Spain Nordics
Italy Portugal
Poland UK

Spike Nations of Twitch: Schedule & results

With the event having kicked off on 6 November, teams first battled it out in order to qualify for the semifinals which took place on November 8. The grand finale was later that day, and it was then that one country became the Spike Nations champion.

The overall winners of the tournament were Team Portugal, whose dominant performance throughout the tournament left analysts and casters speechless. Taking on Team UK in the final, their performance was insane, with the UK not even taking one game in the best of 3.

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While every country donated money to their chosen charity, Portugal walked away with a huge $37,614 for their chosen charity, the Portuguese Food Bank.

All of the games and their results are listed below.

Group A (November 6)

Match PST EST GMT CST
Spain 0 – 1 Turkey 2:30AM 5:30AM 10:35AM 11:35AM
France 1 – 0 Poland 3:50AM 6:50AM 11:50AM 12:50PM
Turkey 1 – 0  France 4:35AM 7:35AM 12:35PM 1:35PM
Poland 0 – 1 Spain 5:30AM 8:30AM 1:30PM 2:30PM
France 1 – 0 Italy 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM 3:30PM
Spain 1-0 France 8AM 11AM 4PM 5PM
Italy 0-1 Poland 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM
Turkey 1-0 Italy 10AM 1PM 6PM 7PM
Italy 0-1 Spain 2AM 5PM 10PM 11PM
Poland 0-1 Turkey 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM

Group B (November 7)

Match PST EST GMT CST
DACH 0-1 Nordics 4:30AM 7:30AM 12:30PM 1:30PM
Portugal 1-0 UK 5:30AM 8:30AM 1:30PM 2:30PM
Nordics 0-1 CIS 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM 3:30PM
UK 1-0 DACH 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30PM
Portugal 1-0 CIS 8:30AM 11:30AM 4:30PM 5:30PM
DACH 0-1 Portugal 10AM 1PM 6PM 7PM
CIS 0-1 UK 2PM 5PM 10PM 11PM
Nordics 0-1 Portugal 3PM 6PM 11PM 12AM
CIS 0-1 DACH 4PM 7PM 12AM 1AM
UK 1-0 Nordics 5PM 8PM 1AM 2AM

Semifinals (November 8)

Match PST EST GMT CET
Turkey 0-1 UK 6:30AM 9:30AM 2:30PM 3:30PM
Portugal 1-0 Spain 7:30AM 10:30AM 3:30PM 4:30PM

Finals (November 8)

Match PST EST GMT CET
UK 0-2 Portugal 9AM 12PM 5PM 6PM

 

League of Legends

Doublelift announces League of Legends retirement after storied LCS career

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:37 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 0:00

by Alan Bernal

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Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng has retired from professional play after nearly a decade, ending one of the most storied careers in North American League of Legends.

The legendary ADC has quit playing the game after TSM failed to make it out of the Worlds Group stage for the fifth time in franchise history. However, as he pointed out in his retirement message, his domestic form was good.

Doublelift was 17 when he qualified for his first tournament – the Season 1 World Championship in Sweden. “When I sat down to play my first match, I felt a fire in my heart that drove me to chase the dream of becoming a pro player and being the best,” he said.

That tournament was played on tiny laptops in front of just 30 people, but he went onto bigger things. DL was one of the last few legacy members of League of Legends esports. He’s played in all 10 premier seasons since the days of Intel Extreme Masters and Major League Gaming before the NA LCS even formed.

TSM trophy LCS doublelift retires
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In his near 10-year career, Doublelift ends his career with a case filled with LCS Trophies and MVPs.

Even in the modern era of the LCS, after the highs and lows of his time on Team Liquid and TSM, DL capped off his domestic run with a five-year domination of the league into retirement.

“For five years, I practiced 14 hours a day and lost every important match,” he wrote. “Then I finally won my first LCS championship. Today, I’ve won 8 of the last 11 splits. Hard work and determination paid off. I’m fully aware of the irony of saying that in my retirement post.”

Doublelift expressed regret for his lack of international success at Worlds, which the LCS as a whole has struggled to leave its impression on throughout the years.

“I’d like to have been able to say I won Worlds (or even just made it to quarters), but let’s just have the rookies take up the torch on that one,” he said, looking forward to the future of the LCS.

doublelift tsm team liquid lcs finals
Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games
Doublelift and Bjergsen both retired in the 2020 off-season after historical LCS careers.

Famously one of the most aggressive Bot laners in the world, Doublelift carried his career with the same brutish drive that propelled him to 2,098 Kills across 486 LCS games and tied for an LCS most All-Time record of four Pentakills.

Unfortunately, that level of success never transferred to the world stage – reaching the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) once and only making it out of the group stage at Worlds 2011.

Still, some of the most prolific LCS showings on the international stage have come under teams with Doublelift on the roster. Notably in the semifinals of the MSI 2019 and showing off NA pride at multiple Rift Rivals.

LoL Esports celebrates Doublelift’s career

Doublelift’s announcement came as a surprise to many in the esports industry who thought the 27 year old still had a lot to give to the game.

“Absolute legend, been a pleasure getting to know you this year. Great player, great person and great legacy. No matter what you end up doing next, I’m sure it will turn into something great as well,” former Team Liquid teammate Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen wrote.

“Best of luck in wherever your journey takes you next, Doublelift. We have no words that could adequately articulate your incredible contributions to our region and league over the years. Thank you for everything,” Riot Game’s LCS Twitter said.

100 Thieves General manager and beloved LoL personality Chris ‘PapaSmithy’ Smith said, “There are precious few League of Legends personalities that promoted the growth of the entire esports industry more than you – To say you step away a legend is an understatement, congratulations on a wonderful career”

Doublelift ended his career as the first member of the LCS’s 1000-Kill Club with eight LCS Championships, an LCS MVP for Summer 2018, the LCS Finals MVP for Spring 2019, and was nominated to the LCS All-Pro 1st Team five times.