Last updated: March 21

The 2024 competitive season of the Valorant Champions Tour is ramping up, with the first international event rapidly approaching. VCT Masters Madrid officially kicks off on March 14 for two weeks of action-packed, high-stakes Valorant gameplay.

The eight competing teams earned their Masters Madrid slot through their regional Kickoff Tournaments, like VCT Pacific and VCT Americas. As such, VCT Masters Madrid is a mixed bag of dark horses and championship contenders.

Riot Games are adding fuel to the fire—which team will emerge from the flames victorious and crowned champions of VCT Masters Madrid? Only time will tell.

Keep reading for the tournament format, ticket sales details, participating teams, and the complete schedule!

VCT Masters Madrid: Format

Valorant Masters Madrid sees eight teams competing in a Swiss-Stage format, also seen in professional League of Legends esports as of 2023.

In this Swiss competition, all opening matches will be the regional Kickoff winners against the runners-up of different regions to theirs to avoid same region match-ups.

From there, winning teams will be paired against other teams of the same record in a random draw. This is done for a maximum of three rounds until four teams have accumulated two wins before two losses. Teams that lose will find themselves in elimination matches.

The top four teams will advance to the Playoffs, a double-elimination bracket. All matches, except the Lower and Grand Finals, are best-of-three. The Grand Final and Lower Final will be played as best-of-five series.

The Masters Madrid champion gets three all-important VCT Circuit Points, improving their chances of qualifying for VCT Champions at the end of the year.

The prize pool of VCT Masters Madrid is yet TBA, but we can assume it'll be divided amongst the top four teams at least.

VCT Masters Madrid: Schedule

VCT Masters Madrid will run from March 14 until the Grand Finals on March 24 for two weeks of high-stakes action. There will be a Swiss Stage and Playoffs, with a three-day break as listed below:

  • Swiss Stage: March 14 - 18
  • Playoffs/Bracket Stage: March 21 - 24

Here is the schedule for VCT Masters Madrid. All times listed will be in GMT, and match winners will be in bold. We will update this section as and when more matches become available.

Swiss Stage Round 1

March 14

  • 3:00 AM: LOUD vs. Gen.G
  • 6:00 PM: Karmine Corp vs. FunPlus Phoenix

March 15

  • 3:00 PM: Paper Rex vs. EDward Gaming
  • 6:00 PM: Sentinels vs. Team Heretics

Swiss Stage Round 2

March 16 (High Matches)

  • 3:00 PM: Sentinels vs. Karmine Corp
  • 6:00 PM: Gen.G vs. EDward Gaming

March 17 (Low Matches)

  • 3:00 PM: LOUD vs. FunPlus Phoenix
  • 6:00 PM: Team Heretics vs. Paper Rex

Swiss Stage Round 3

March 18

  • 3:00 PM: LOUD vs. EDward Gaming
  • 6:00 PM: Karmine Corp vs. Paper Rex

Upper Bracket Semifinals

March 21

  • 3:00 PM: Gen.G vs. Paper Rex
  • 6:00 PM: Sentinels vs. LOUD

Upper Bracket Finals

March 22

  • 3:00 PM: Sentinels vs. Gen.G

Lower Bracket Semifinals

March 22

  • 6:00 PM: Paper Rex vs. LOUD

Lower Bracket Finals

March 23

  • 3:00 PM: Sentinels vs. Paper Rex

Grand Final

March 24

  • 4:00 PM: Gen.G vs. Sentinels

VCT Masters Madrid: Competing Teams

The eight teams competing in VCT Masters Madrid were decided through the four international leagues, which held separate Kickoff tournaments for each region: Americas, China, EMEA, and Pacific. As such, each international league has two teams representing it.

Here is every team and their roster that has qualified for VCT Masters Madrid.

  • Sentinels (Americas #1): zekken, Sacy, TenZ, johnqt, pANcada/Zellsis
  • LOUD (Americas #2): Less, Saadhak, cauanzin, tuyz, qck
  • EDward Gaming (China #1): Haodong, CHICHOO, nobody, ZmjjKK, Smoggy
  • FunPlus Phoenix (China #2): AAAAY, BerLIN, Lysoar, Autumn, Life
  • Karmine Corp (EMEA #1): Shin, Magnum, marteen, N4RRATE, tomaszy
  • Team Heretics (EMEA #2): Boo, benjyfishy, MiniBoo, RieNs, paTiTek
  • Gen.G (Pacific #1): Lakia, Munchkin, t3xture, Meteor, Karo
  • Paper Rex (Pacific #2): Monyet, minefreak, f0rsakeN, d4v41, something

VCT Masters Madrid: Swiss Stage Standings

Team Name


Total Rounds

Round Difference









EDward Gaming




Karmine Corp








Paper Rex




FunPlus Phoenix




Team Heretics




VCT Masters Madrid: Venue, Tickets, & Streams

VCT Masters Madrid will take place in the Madrid Arena in Spain, with a capacity of 12,000. The atmosphere will be electric! Tickets are still on sale at Ticketmaster, so grab them while you can! Prices start at $35.

If you can't make it to the event, don't worry! All matches will be live-streamed on the official Valorant Esports Twitch channel. VoDs will be available later on their YouTube channel. We've embedded the YouTube channel below for your convenience.

VCT Masters Madrid: Final Standings and Prize Pool Distribution


Team Name (s)

VCT Circuit Points

Prize Money










Paper Rex







5th - 6th

EDward Gaming, Karmine Corp



7th - 8th

Team Heretics, FunPlus Phoenix



Final Thoughts

That was our overview for VCT Masters Madrid. We will update this article regularly with match results, standings updates, and upcoming matches, so keep checking back. For more info on the favorite teams and live betting odds, head over to our VCT betting guide.

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