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VCT Americas Kickoff 2024

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VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Schedule, Format, and Teams

Kushal Bhattacharya   |  February 14th, 2024, 7:2  |  2 min read

VCT Americas Kickoff is ready to commence on February 16, 2024, with 10 partnered teams alongside one Ascended team from North America (NA) and South America (SA). The tournament will run until March 3, 2024, with the top togs of Valorant going against each other at a grand stage of Riot Games Arena, Los Angeles. The offline tournament will be the first time where fans will see their favourite VCT teams in action after going through a plethora of changes last year.  The winners of the tournament will get to qualify for the VCT 2024: Masters Madrid. 

 

Also Read: Valorant Champions Tour 2024 Unveiled: VCT Masters Madrid Kicks Off Global Showdown

 

All Teams Participating in VCT Americas Kickoff 2024 and Their Groups

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024 Groups and Teams

 

 

The teams partaking in the upcoming VCT Americas Kickoff event are divided into three groups, each consisting of three to four teams. They are as follows:

Group A

  • NRG Esports
  • FURIA
  • Cloud9
  • MiBR

Group B 

  • LOUD
  • Sentinels
  • Leviatán
  • 100 Thieves

Group C

  • KRU Esports
  • G2 Esports
  • Evil Geniuses

 

VCT Americas 2024 Americas Kickoff Format

 

For this year's VCT Americas Kickoff, viewers will get to see a three-stage format, including Groups, Play-ins, and Playoff. Here's how each stage will commence:

 

Group Stage

A double elimination format Group stage consisting of groups A and B. The winners of each group will make it directly to the Playoff stage, with the runner-up advancing to the Play-ins. 

 

Play-in Stage

 

All the runner-ups from the Group stage will go against each other in a round-robin structure in the Play-ins. The roster with the best results will progress towards the final stage, Playoffs.

 

Playoff Stage

 

After the double elimination and round-robin stage, comes the final Playoffs where four remaining teams will fight in a single elimination bracket. The top two finishers will make it to the Masters Madrid. The winners of the VCT Americas Kickoff will also secure three Championship Points.

 

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024 Schedule 

 

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024 Groups and Format

 

Group Stage Schedule 

  • Group A1 NRG Esports vs FURIA - February 16 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group A2 - Cloud9 vs MIBR - February 16 - 5 pm PDT / 2 am CET (next day) / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group B1 - LOUD vs Sentinels - February 17- 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group B2 - Leviatan vs 100 Thieves - February 17 - 5 pm PDT / 2 am CET (the following day) / 3:30 pm IST (the following day) / 7:00 am JST (the following day)
  • Group C1 - KRU Esports vs G2 Esports - February 18 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group A3 - A1 Loser vs Loser of A2 - February 19 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group B3 - B1 Loser vs B2 Loser - February 19 - 5 pm PDT / 2 am CET (next day) / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group A4 - A1 Winner vs A2 Winner - February 23 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group B4 - B1 Winner vs B2 Winner - February 23 - 5 pm PDT / 2 am CET (next day) / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group C2 - Evil Geniuses vs C1 Winner - February 24 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group A5 - A4 Loser vs A3 Winner - February 25 - 12 pm PDT / 9 pm CET / 1:30 pm IST (following day) / 5:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group B5 - B4 Winner vs B3 Winner - February 25 - 3 pm PDT / 12 am CET (following day) / 4:30 pm IST (following day) / 8:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group C3 - C2 Loser vs C1 Loser - February 25 - 6 pm PDT / 3 am CET (following day) / 7:30 pm IST (following day) / 11:00 am JST (following day)

 

Play-in Stage

 

  • A5 Winner vs B5 Winner - February 26 - 12 pm PDT / 9 pm CET / 1:30 pm IST (following day) / 5:00 am JST (following day)
  • A5 Winner vs C3 Winner - February 26 - 3 pm PDT / 12 am CET (following day) / 4:30 pm IST (following day) / 8:00 am JST (following day)
  • B5 Winner vs C3 Winner- February 26 

 

Playoff Stage

 

  • Group Winner vs Play-in Team - March 2 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Group Winner vs Group Winner - March 2 - 5 pm PDT / 2 am CET (following day) / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)
  • Grand Final - March 3 - 2 pm PDT / 11 pm CET / 3:30 pm IST (following day) / 7:00 am JST (following day)

 

When and Where to Watch?

 

Gamers can tune into the VCT America Kickoff 2024 through VCT's official social media handles on Twitch and YouTube. Riot is also providing broadcasts in different languages, including Portuguese and Spanish. 

 

 

 

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