VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Schedule, Format, Teams

Updated: March 4

Valorant Champions Tour 2024 is just around the corner, with special kickoff tournaments for the four regional leagues: Americas, EMEA, Pacific, and China.

The VCT Americas Kickoff tournament will start things off with a bang, beginning on February 16 and hosted at the Riot Games Arena, LA. There will be ten returning teams, and one notable contender that has ascended from Ascension in December 2023 will be competing. While there's no prize pool on the line for VCT Americas Kickoff 2024, it will be an exciting year for Valorant esports in the Americas region.

Keep reading for the full rundown on the VCT Americas Kickoff 2024, including the format, schedule, teams, and more!

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Format

Group Stage

  • There will be three double-elimination format groups consisting of four teams, except Group C, the smallest group, consisting of three teams.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The top team from each group advances to the Playoff Stage, while the second-place teams advance to the Play-In Stage.
  • The remaining teams are eliminated.

Play-In Stage

  • There will be a single-round-robin format between the three teams.
  • All matches are Bo3.
  • The winning team advances to the Playoff Stage.


  • Four teams compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Semifinals are Bo3, while the Grand Final is Bo5.
  • The top two teams get automatic qualifications to VCT Masters Madrid, which is held in April.

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Teams

Eyes are turning towards the teams and player line-ups competing in the VCT Americas Kickoff 2024. With a fresh format, a new year, and eleven teams competing for those scarce three Championship Points, there's no telling what will happen in this year's Valorant Champions Tour! Will LOUD and Evil Geniuses maintain their dominance in 2024? Only time will tell.

In the offseason, we've seen plenty of roaster changes and musical chairs, including Evil Geniuses' previous Assistant Coach "Zikz" now joining 100Thieves as their head coach, alongside previous EG player "Boostio." G2 Esports also join the VCT Americas league after winning the VCT Ascension tournament in December.

Here's the complete list of teams competing in the VCT Americas Kickoff tournament, including their full player rosters.

100 Thieves

  • Peter "Asuna" Mazuryk
  • Sean "bang" Bezerra
  • Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban
  • Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic
  • Kelden "Boostio" Pupello


  • Jake "jakee" Anderson
  • Erick "Xeppaa" Bach
  • Francis "OXY" Hoang
  • Anthony "vanity" Malaspina
  • Maxim "wippie" Shepelev

Evil Geniuses

  • Alexander "jawgemo" Mor
  • Vincent "Apotheon" Le
  • Derrek "Derrek" Ha
  • Nicholas "NaturE" Garrison
  • Phat "supamen" Le

FURIA Esports

  • Khalil "Khalil" Schmidt
  • Leonardo "mwzera" Serrati
  • Vitor "kon4n" Hugo
  • Felipe "liazzi" Galiazzi
  • Ilan "havoc" Eloy

KRÜ Esports

  • Marco "Melser" Machuca
  • Fabian "Shyy" Usnayo
  • Nicolás "mta" González
  • Angelo "keznit" Mori
  • Nicolás "Klaus" Ferrari


  • Francisco "kiNgg" Aravena
  • Roberto "Mazino" Bugueño
  • Erick "aspas" Santos
  • Ian "tex" Botsch
  • Corbin "C0M" Lee


  • Felipe "Less" Basso
  • Matias "Saadhak" Delipetro
  • Cauan "cauanzin" Pereira
  • Arthur "tuyz" Vieira
  • Gabriel "qck" Lima


  • João Pedro "jzz" Silva
  • Leandro "frz" Gomes
  • Matheus "RgLM" Rodigoli
  • Matheus "mazin" Araújo
  • Arthur "artzin" Araujo


  • Austin "crashies" Roberts
  • Victor "Victor" Wong
  • Max "Demon1" Mazanov
  • Ethan "Ethan" Arnold
  • Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen


  • Zachary "zekken" Patrone
  • Gustavo "Sacy" Rossi
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo
  • Mouhamed "johnqt" Ouarid
  • Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro

G2 Esports

  • Jonah "JonahP" Pulice
  • Michael "neT" Bernet
  • Trent "trent" Cairns
  • Jacob "valyn" Batio
  • Nathan "leaf" Orf

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Schedule

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024 begins on February 16 and ends on March 6, just before VCT Masters Madrid begins. The matches in the Group Stage will initially take place across weekends, with games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Before we go into the schedule for VCT Americas Kickoff, here is how the three groups are divided in the initial double-elimination bracket Group Stage.

  • Group A: NRG, FURIA Esports, Cloud9, MIBR
  • Group B: LOUD, 100 Thieves, Sentinels, Leviatán
  • Group C: G2 Esports, Evil Geniuses, KRÜ Esports

The schedule for the opening matches is below. We'll add all upcoming matches for the Play-In Stage and later Playoffs as soon as the competing teams and match-ups are decided. All times listed will be in PT, and match winners will be in bold.

February 16

  • 2:00 PM: FURIA Esports vs. NRG
  • 5:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. MIBR

February 17

  • 2:00 PM: LOUD vs. Sentinels
  • 5:00 PM: 100 Thieves vs. Leviatán

February 18

  • 2:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. KRÜ Esports

February 19

  • 2:00 PM: FURIA Esports vs. MIBR
  • 5:00 PM: Sentinels vs. 100 Thieves

February 23

  • 2:00 PM: NRG vs. Cloud9
  • 5:00 PM: LOUD vs. Leviatán

February 24

  • 2:00 PM: Evil Geniuses vs. G2 Esports

February 25

  • 12:00 PM: MIBR vs. Cloud9
  • 3:00 PM: Sentinels vs. Leviatán
  • 6:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. G2 Esports

February 26 (Play-In)

  • 12:00 PM: MIBR vs. Sentinels
  • 3:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. MIBR
  • 6:00 PM: Sentinels vs. G2 Esports

March 2 (Semifinals)

  • 2:00 PM: Evil Geniuses vs. LOUD
  • 5:00 PM: NRG vs. Sentinels

March 3 (Grand Final)

  • 2:00 PM: LOUD vs. Sentinels

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Streams

All VCT Americas Kickoff matches are hosted at the purpose-built Riot Games Arena, designed for LCS and VCT Americas games. Tickets to watch the games live are available at Tixr, with prices starting at $20. Grab them while you can!

If you can't catch the action in person, all matches across the VCT Americas league will be broadcast in three languages on the following platforms: English YouTubePortuguese Twitch and YouTubeSpanish TwitchYouTube, and Trovo.

For your convenience, we've embedded the English-speaking Twitch stream on VCT Americas below.

VCT Americas Kickoff 2024: Overall Standings


Team Name (s)

VCT Americas Circuit Points

Qualifies To




Masters Madrid




Masters Madrid

3rd - 4th

Evil Geniuses, NRG




G2 Esports







7th - 9th

Cloud9, Leviatán, KRÜ Esports



10th - 11th

FURIA Esports, 100 Thieves



Final Thoughts

That's everything we currently know about the upcoming VCT Americas Kickoff 2024! We'll update this article frequently to reflect the standings, match winners, and schedule changes, so keep checking back! Remember that the highest-placing team will win three circuit points for VCT Champions and automatically qualify for Masters Madrid, so there's everything to play for!

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