The start of the 2017 Vans Riot Shop Series takes us to Belgium and the scene of last year’s local qualifier, Rampaffairz Skatepark, where eventual finalists Lockwood took home the local win in 2016. As well as Belgium, the riot continues across most EMEA territories including UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, Benelux, Estonia and Scandinavia… On a local level, each country sees the top shop teams battling it out for one day in one of their best Skateparks. It’s a strict street contest. The competition format is about the teams battling against each other, like in a Tennis tournament. Everything is about the team effort, which leads on the individual performance when it comes to notes/results.