Nike Phantom GT Elite DF 'Scorpion Tournament' FG
A clear-cut synergy exists between the Nike Phantom GT boot and the brand’s iconic 2002 advertisement, “Secret Tournament.” The style of football — filled with the era’s creative playmaking icons — set stage for the evolution of expressive, risk-taking footballers for whom the Phantom GT was designed.
Launched in March 2002, the campaign centered on a fictional 8-team, 3-a-side tournament, first goal wins. All matches took place in an enclosed “cage” on a ship. Its timing coincided with international play in South Korea and Japan, and with local 3-a-side tournaments staged around the world.
With the Phantom GT Scorpion, the generational link between “Secret Tournament” and boot materializes through a chrome upper and plate referencing the tournament’s ball, painted brush strokes mimicking the on-ship location and the yellow/black hazard stripes framing the goals. Additionally, a lateral scorpion graphic, featuring the phrases “Secret Tournament” and “Engineered For Skills,” updates the original scorpion logo.
Informed by athlete testing, grippy texture is thicker and denser at the instep and toe to give you better touch when passing, dribbling and shooting.
Feel the Ball
Flyknit in the upper offers a supportive, sock-like fit, and an ultra-thin NikeSkin overlay gets you closer to the ball.
Updated stud configuration provides dynamic traction for quick changes of direction.
Show Your Skills
Off-center lacing creates a clean strike zone.