Everything You Need To Know About VCT Americas Stage 1

Last updated: May 13

In the realm of the Valorant Champions Tour, VCT Americas continues to reign supreme in terms of talent and viewership. After the success of each region's KICKOFF events and VCT Masters Madrid in March, the 2024 VCT Americas regular season will officially begin on April 6, 2024.

Currently, Sentinels are flying the flag for VCT Americas, after successfully clinching the crown in VCT Masters Madrid while also attracting huge audiences and selling in-game Valorant bundles.

However, in the regular season, anyone is fair game, as powerhouse teams like LOUD, NRG, and Evil Geniuses compete for the VCT circuit points and the prestige of being the best team in the region.

Keep reading for the complete rundown on Stage 1 of VCT Americas 2024, including the format, all eleven teams competing, the full schedule, and current standings.

VCT Americas Stage 1: Format

VCT Americas Stage 1 kicks off with the Group Stage, which runs from April 6 until May 5. The eleven teams are divided into two groups: Alpha and Omega. The former has five teams, while the latter has six. The teams within each group are drawn based on their KICKOFF event performances in February.

The teams will play cross-group matches. For example, Sentinels from Group Alpha are playing against 100 Thieves from Group Omega, until each team has played against every team from the opposing group. From there, there will then be inter-group matches.

All matches will be Bo3, and the top three teams from each group advance to the Playoffs. Winners get an automatic bye into the Upper Bracket Semifinals, while 2nd and 3rd place teams advance to the Knockout Round.

The six Playoffs teams get a small break between both stages before the mid-season Playoffs begin on May 8, culminating in the Grand Final on May 12. The Playoffs feature a hybrid-elimination format: the Knockout Round is single-elimination.

At the same time, the Upper Bracket Semifinals onwards have a double-elimination format. All Playoff matches, excluding the Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final, are Bo3. The Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final are both Bo5.

The top three teams from VCT Americas will qualify for VCT Masters Shanghai in May. The winning team will also get three VCT Americas points, boosting their chances of qualifying for VCT 2024 Champions towards the end of the year.

VCT Americas Stage 1: Teams

Competition in the Americas is fierce and steadily hotting up, especially as Sentinels claimed the victory at Masters Madrid. Remember that there are ten partnered VCT Americas teams and G2 Esports, who earned their slot through the VCT Ascension event last year.

Here are all eleven teams participating in VCT Americas Stage 1, including their complete player rosters by in-game ID.

  • Sentinels: zekken, Sacy, TenZ, johnqt, Zellsis
  • LOUD: Less, Saadhak, cauanzin, tuyz, qck
  • Evil Geniuses: jawgemo, Apoth, Derrek, NaturE, supamen
  • NRG: crashies, Victor, Demon1, Ethan, Marved
  • G2 Esports: JonahP, trent, valyn, leaf
  • MIBR: Jzz, frz, RgLM, Mazin, Artzin
  • Cloud9: Xeppaa, OXY, vanity, moose, runi
  • Leviatán: kiNgg, Mazino, aspas, tex, c0m
  • FURIA Esports: Khalil, mwzera, kon4n, havoc, Nozwerr
  • 100 Thieves: Asuna, bang, Cryocells, eeiu, Boostio
  • KRÜ Esports: Klaus, Melser, keznit, Shyy, heat

Here are how the above teams are divided for the Group Stage:

  • Group Alpha: Sentinels, NRG, G2 Esports, Cloud9, KRÜ Esports
  • Group Omega: LOUD, Evil Geniuses, MIBR, Leviatán, FURIA Esports, 100 Thieves

VCT Americas Stage 1: Schedule

VCT Americas Stage 1 kicks off on April 6 and runs until May 12 for over a month of high-intensity professional Valorant gameplay. The stakes are high, and the talent pool is even higher.

Below is the full schedule for the VCT Americas Stage 1 tournament. All matches will take place every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with the exception of Super Week, which spans from April 20 to 24.

All times listed will be in CT, and match winners will be in bold.

Playoffs (May 8 - 12)

Wednesday, May 8 (Knockout Round)

  • 4:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. G2 Esports
  • 7:00 PM: 100 Thieves vs. LOUD

Thursday, May 9 (Upper Bracket Semifinals)

  • 4:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. G2 Esports
  • 7:00 PM: Leviatán vs. 100 Thieves

Friday, May 10 (Upper Bracket Final)

  • 4:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. 100 Thieves

Friday, May 10 (Lower Bracket Semifinal)

  • 7:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. Leviatán

Saturday, May 11

  • 4:00 PM: Leviatán vs. G2 Esports

Sunday, May 12 (Grand Final)

  • 4:00 PM: 100 Thieves vs. G2 Esports

Week One (April 6 - 8)

Saturday, April 6

  • 4:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. Leviatán
  • 7:00 PM: LOUD vs. NRG

Sunday, April 7

  • 4:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7:00 PM: Sentinels vs. 100 Thieves

Monday, April 8

  • 4:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. FURIA Esports

Week Two (April 13 - 15)

Saturday, April 13

  • 4:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. 100 Thieves
  • 7:00 PM: Leviatán vs. Sentinels

Sunday, April 14

  • 4:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. MIBR
  • 7:00 PM: NRG vs. FURIA Esports

Monday, April 15

  • 4:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses

Week Three - Super Week (April 20 - 24)

Saturday, April 20

  • 4:00 PM: Sentinels vs. MIBR
  • 7:00 PM: LOUD vs. Cloud9

Sunday, April 21

  • 4:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 7:00 PM: NRG vs. Leviatán

Monday, April 22

  • 4:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. FURIA Esports
  • 7:00 PM: 100 Thieves vs. Cloud9

Tuesday, April 23

  • 4:00 PM: Evil Geniuses vs. Sentinels
  • 7:00 PM: NRG vs. MIBR

Wednesday, April 24

  • 4:00 PM: Leviatán vs. G2 Esports
  • 7:00 PM: LOUD vs. KRÜ Esports

Week Four (April 27 - 29)

Saturday, April 27

  • 4:00 PM: MIBR vs. G2 Esports
  • 7:00 PM: Sentinels vs. LOUD

Sunday, April 28

  • 4:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. FURIA Esports
  • 7:00 PM: Evil Geniuses vs. NRG

Monday, April 29

  • 4:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. 100 Thieves

Week Five (May 3 - 5)

Saturday, May 3

  • 7:00 PM: Sentinels vs. FURIA Esports

Sunday, May 4

  • 4:00 PM: 100 Thieves vs. NRG
  • 7:00 PM: KRÜ Esports vs. Leviatán

Monday, May 5

  • 4:00 PM: Cloud9 vs. MIBR
  • 7:00 PM: G2 Esports vs. LOUD

VCT Americas Stage 1: Group Alpha Results

Team Name


KRÜ Esports




G2 Esports






VCT Americas Stage 1: Group Omega Results

Team Name




100 Thieves




Evil Geniuses


FURIA Esports




VCT Americas Stage 1: Venue & Streams

As always, all VCT Americas play is hosted at the purpose-built Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles, designed especially for LCS and VCT Americas games. Tickets to watch the games in person are available at Tixr, with prices starting at $20 for general admission. Grab 'em while you can!

If you can't catch the action in person, don't worry! All matches throughout the VCT Americas League will be broadcast on the official Valorant Americas Twitch and YouTube channels, with the latter embedded below.

There will also be broadcasts available in Spanish and Portuguese: Spanish YouTubeSpanish TwitchBrazil YouTube, and Brazil Twitch.

VCT Americas Stage 1: Overall Standings


Team Name

VCT Americas Points

Qualifies To


100 Thieves


Masters Shanghai


G2 Esports


Masters Shanghai




Masters Shanghai


KRÜ Esports



5th - 6th

Cloud9, LOUD



7th - 8th

Evil Geniuses, Sentinels



9th - 11th




Final Thoughts

That's all the information we have on VCT Americas Stage 1. We'll update this article daily to reflect standings, match winners, and schedule changes, so bookmark this page to stay up-to-date. We can't wait for the regular season to start!

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