Riot Games has recently revealed the start dates for the heavily anticipated Valorant Champions Tour 2024 across all regions, and fans of the competitive shooter from throughout the globe are excited to see their favorite teams in action once again.
In an official blog post on January 17th, Riot confirmed that VCT will be adopting a new format heading into the 2024 competitive season.
Valorant Champions Tour 2024 Start Dates Revealed
The Kickoff tournament for the VCT 2024 is scheduled to take place between February 16th and March 2nd. The top two teams from each league in the Kickoff tournament will find themselves advancing directly to VCT Masters Madrid 2024, which will take place around mid-March.
Here are the start dates for each International League, as confirmed by Riot:
- February 16 – VCT Americas
- February 17 – VCT Pacific
- February 20 – VCT EMEA
- February 22 – VCT CN
The group stages of the Kickoff tournament will feature eleven of the best Valorant teams across every region seeded and split into 3 groups. The teams will have to battle it out in a double elimination bracket with best-of-3 matches and the highest-pacing team of each group will move directly onto the Playoff Stage. The second-place team of each group will head to the Play-In stage instead.
The Play-In stage will feature 3 second-place teams facing off in a round-robin format, with only 1 team earning a spot in the Playoff Stage.
The Playoff stage will see 4 teams competing in a single elimination bracket, with the 2 top teams securing their place for Masters Madrid.
Each region’s top team, which is the highest placing team at Champions 2023, gets a bye to the second round.
After Masters Madrid, Stage 1 is scheduled to take place from April to early May. This stage will provide an opportunity for the top 3 teams from each league to secure their spots in the upcoming global event, Masters Shanghai.
Following Masters Shanghai, Stage 2 is set to commence, determining the qualification of 4 teams from each region for VALORANT Champions. The Season Playoffs victor will attain the prestigious title of IL Champion and secure the #1 seed for their region at Champions. As Stage 2 concludes, 3 teams will secure Champions qualifications by clinching the top 3 positions in the Stage 2 Playoffs, while the 4th team will earn their spot through Championship Points.