The stage has been set for another battle of epic proportions as the very best shop teams from the far reaches of Europe. The teams battle against each other to determine who has the rightful claim to the title of Europe’s Best Shop Team. Now in its third year, the Vans Shop Riot added €5.000 in the prize pot to resurrect old rivalries and ensure that only the very best and most ruthless team will walk away with the crown.
However, not just any team can roll up to the Vans Shop Riot finals this fall. In order to earn the right to participate, teams will have to achieve domestic success in their own country during the local qualifications that are taking place in the lead up to the main event. Having established themselves on their own turf, the big test will be in Paris as the local winners are invited on an all expense paid trip to the finals.
The format for the Vans Shop Riot remains the same; an all-street contest with bonus points awarded for impromptu secret missions, which makes for a challenging day for athletes and an entertaining one for spectators.